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Retention – alive and kicking or on its last legs?

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Retention – alive and kicking or on its last legs?

Date: 24th September 2019
Time: 8.00am – 10.30am
Venue: Offices of DAC Beachcroft, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: TBC

Constructing Excellence in the North East are delighted to be hosting this seminar in conjunction with international law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP.  The seminar will be presented by Stephen McLellan (Partner) and Victoria Collins (Associate), who are members of DAC Beachcroft LLP’s market-leading Construction and Engineering team in Newcastle.

Retention provisions are an industry norm – and yet these are also one of its most contentious features.  It is seemingly widely recognised that current practices aren’t working, although alternatives haven’t taken off.  This seminar provides an overview of the practices around retentions, as well as more specific guidance and tactical considerations.  In particular, the seminar will discuss:

  • The legal / contractual position around retention;
  • Practices for withholding retention;
  • Strategic hints and tips for claiming back retention;
  • Case studies showing retention in practice;
  • Alternatives to retention; and
  • The future.

To book your place please contact Grace Collinson on 0191 5007880 or grace@cene.org.uk


September 24
8:00 am - 10:30 am


DAC Beachcroft
36 Gallowgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE14TD United Kingdom
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