In this 4-part webinar series, we will explore hot topics and common themes often leading to disputes across PFI/PPP projects.
Access the recordings and presentation slides below:
Part 1: Change of law in the context of changes to fire safety legislation
- Part One: Additional Information
We hope that you found the first session useful.
We have outlined a couple of resources that you may be interested in below:
AG's recently published article on the topic of fire and building safety: 'Government pushes ahead with new fire and building safety regime through the introduction of the Fire Safety and Building Safety Bills': Access the article here.
Government website link containing various Fire Safety resources, including reports and draft bills: Access here.
There was one question from the webinar that we didn't get time to respond to but thought might be of interest to the wider group which was about the territorial extent of each of the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill, i.e. are they applicable to Scotland as well as England and Wales?
The Fire Safety Bill extends and applies to England and Wales only.
The position with regard to the Building Safety Bill is slightly more complicated. The Bill extends to England and Wales only, with the exception of a few clauses that extend to the whole of the UK (part 1 – an overview of the Bill and part 5 - relating to construction products, architects and the creation of the new homes ombudsman).
There is a really helpful summary of the position regarding territorial extent and application at Annex A. Access the summary here.
Don’t forget that Part 2 of our 4 Part Webinar Series on key legal and commercial issues when considering termination of PFI and PPP contracts will be taking place next month, so do keep an eye out on your emails in order to register yor interest for this session. A speaker from Deloitte will also be joining us as a special guest for this session, so it is definitely not one to be missed!
Part 2: TERMINATION – THE ULTIMATE SANCTION
- Part Two: Additional Information
In the second session in this series we will explore the complex legal and commercial issues associated with pursuing termination of PFI contracts. As well as the basics, such as establishing grounds for termination, we will be working through some of the wider financial and strategic issues that feed into any decision to set a course for termination.
- Grounds for termination in standard form PFI contracts
- The termination process
- Compensation on termination
- Financial considerations
- Strategic factors
Stephanie Townley, Legal Director, Infrastructure Projects & Energy
Phil Dupres, Managing Associate, Infrastructure Projects & Energy
James Millar, Director, Healthcare and Government Infrastructure Advisory at Deloitte
The next session in this series will focus on hand back of PFI assets.
Part 3: Handback - The Final Act
- Part Three: Additional Information
In the third of this four-part webinar series, we continue to explore hot topics and common themes often leading to disagreements or disputes on PFI/PPP projects.
- The current position with PFI Projects following the NAO's Report in 2020;
- The handback process;
- Interaction with maintenance and lifecycle provisions, and financial considerations;
- Strategy and planning needed to facilitate handback;
- The technical approach to handback, including surveys, planning and remediation