5 October 2021 – Statutory Right to a Claim without Supporting Submissions
CPD 5 October 2021 The seventh in our 2021/2022 series of one hour CPD Events for Adjudicators will be held on 5 October 2021 commencing at 5:15pm sharp (Brisbane time). This session, will be in the capable hands of William Koitka and Christopher Taylor. It considers the dilemma that adjudicators can sometimes face when they identify a position that gives rise to a statutory right to a payment claim that has not been the subject of the submissions of either party. Such a situation may arise on the consideration on the terms of the contract as a whole, or on certain terms (or the absence of certain terms) that have (or have not) been raised by either party. This session will be conducted as a debate between William Koitka, Director of Koicon Pty Ltd and Christopher Taylor, Barrister-at-Law and also a licenced Open builder in Qld. He has been a lawyer now for 20 years and with the benefit of the prior 20 years as a builder he specialises in construction law, particularly litigation and security of payment adjudication. He is also a Senior Adjudicator dealing with this legislation since its inception in 2004. He brings to this discussion his wealth of experience in the construction industry in contract administration as well as his experience in dealing with contract disputes arising out of poorly drafted contract documents. William (Bill) Koitka is a Project Director with over 20 years experience managing large construction projects in the Australian Mining industry. Bill’s qualifications are Mechanical Engineer and a Master in Applied Law. He has been an adjudicator in Queensland for the past 5 years and has had the distinct pleasure of Christopher Taylor as his mentor during this time. Bill brings to this discussion what he believes is a common view on the role of an adjudicator as seen by contractors seeking payment. Participants will be presented with a scenario before the session which will be used to establish the issues to be debated. Registrations for this event will close at 5:00pm on Monday 4 October 2021.