January – the presents have been unwrapped, the New Year toasts have been drunk and Auld Lang Syne has been sung. Do your new year resolutions still stand? We hope you had a fantastic festive break and welcome back to work!

Great news in December for our Senior Partner, Richard Silver, who was awarded Construction Lawyer Of The Year 2016, by Lawyer Monthly, we are all very proud! Also we are on the move, due to the rapid expansion of both our property and construction teams we are opening an additional office in Worship Street in January, so we are knee deep in boxes and brown packing tape currently!

Places are being booked fast for our January Seminars. Details of the January events can be found below and we also have some new Breakfast Seminar titles for 2017, all of which are free to attend. Please note we also have new venues for 2017, Grange City Hotel and Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, both located a couple of minutes’ walk minutes away from Tower Hill underground (District and Circle) and a short walk from both Fenchurch Street rail and Tower Gateway DLR stations.

We are now taking bookings for our January Free Breakfast Seminar programmes.

Extensions Of Time and Proof Of Delay

  • Date: Wednesday 18 January 2017, from 7.45am-10.00am (Free)
  • Venue: Grange Tower Hill, 45 Prescot Street, London E1 8GP

I Want My Money – Getting Paid

  • Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017 7.45am – 10.00am (Free)
  • Venue: Grange Tower Hill, 45 Prescot Street, London E1 8GP

New JCT Contracts – 2016 Updates

  • Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017 7.45am – 10.00am (Free)
  • Venue: Grange City Hotel, 8 – 14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ

Our first half day seminar is: Delay Analysis Techniques

  • Date: Wednesday 8th February 2017 9.30am – 1.30pm (£175 plus VAT)
  • Venue: Grange City Hotel, 8 – 14 Coopers Row, London EC3N 2BQ

Programme: Henry Hathaway will deliver a practical overview of the principles of entitlement and establishment under the rules.

The course covers the standard contract provisions and what they mean, explaining the different options available, along with the specifics of managing these contracts and how to avoid the pitfalls.

The agenda from 9.30am-1.30pm includes:

  • Understand the standard contract approach to risk
  • Different methods of delay analysis
  • The rules of making and defending a claim for extra time
  • Real, practical, anecdotal examples
  • Focus on the recent 2016 revisions
  • Cost: £175 plus VAT, including refreshments

To book a place on any of these events please email Julie / Amy on with your preferred date, name(s) and email address(es) of those wishing to attend

New Topics For 2017 – register your interest for any or all of these new titles now, dates to be released shortly (February & March 2017)

  • Resolving Engineering & Construction Disputes – a look at the different forums and the pros and cons of each:
  • The Need For Speed – How construction and engineering dispute resolution is speeding up
  • Construction & Engineering Litigation – Expert Evidence

Don’t forget that our in-house training programmes and seminars are tailored to your particular requirements and developed in collaboration with you based on your training needs. We are happy to provide training on a variety of topics such as a JCT or ICE contracts, the NEC ECC, PPC 2000 and adjudication, arbitration, mediation or programming and planning.

A full listing of all of our programme outlines is available here, call us on 0207 167 6602 (Julie) or email for more details or to discuss availability.

In the meantime check us out on Twitter @SilverShemmings for the latest updates on news and events in our world. Happy New Year and we hope to see you at a seminar soon!