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Understanding the Law for Engineers

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£430.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£340.00  +VAT
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The course will be very interactive and take the Engineer through the background of English law including contract, tort, practical aspects of construction disputes  and construction areas of tension - time and money.  The day will finish with a practical interactive workshop  covering real issues that engineers often experience on projects.  There will be coverage of the standard forms of Building Contract and how the Engineer fits in on their operation.

Learning Outcomes

The course will be focussed on practical takeaways and attendees will gain a good understanding of the following areas

  • Basic law of Contract and Tort
  • Obligations and risks
  • How the Courts operate
  • Operation of standard building contracts and the Engineer's role
  • How disputes are settled in the construction industry
  • Letters of intent
  • 12 years vs 6 years liability
  • Warranties
  • Engineers obligations and Statute
  • Claims on building projects - payment
  • Design engineers
  • Facilities managers
  • Project managers
Agenda for event
Time Description



Session 1: The Law is a Raspberry!


Coffee / tea break (15 mins)


Session 2:  Contract & Tort, Where does Statute fit in?


Lunch (60 mins)


Session 3:  Role of the Engineer, Disputes


Coffee / comfort break (15 mins)


Session 4:  Forms of Contract and Workshop


Close – Q&A


Stephen Rockhill

Stephen Rockhill


I am a Chartered Engineer and worked in the construction industry from 1974 to 1999 and then in 2003 qualified as a lawyer specialising in construction law.

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full day training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected]

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