“Marriage guidance for construction relationships” a look at ADR – costs, processes and other practicalities

25 July 2024 | 11:00 AM UK (BST)

“Marriage guidance for construction relationships” a look at ADR – costs, processes and other practicalities.

Guest Speakers

Anna Laney KC of Crown Office Chambers

Anna Laney

Anna Laney’s practice focuses on construction-related matters, whether they be traditional employers’/contractors’ contractual claims, professional negligence disputes, or insurance issues.

She is an experienced advocate appearing regularly in the High Court, International, and Domestic Arbitrations as well as within the alternative dispute resolution forums of mediation and adjudication. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Anna has conducted a number of trials, hearings, and mediations remotely using a variety of platforms and document management systems.

Anna has particular expertise in dealing with claims that are highly technical in nature and enjoys the challenge of grappling with a new discipline of expert evidence as well as deepening her knowledge of the more commonplace fields.

Simon Howarth KC of Hailsham Chambers



Simon specialises in professional negligence, insurance and general commercial work.

Described by Chambers Directory as “Excellent. A first-class, very knowledgeable barrister”  and by Legal 500 as “technically excellent … very user-friendly”, Simon is particularly sought after for his expertise in relation to financial professionals: IFAs, accountants, insurance brokers and mortgage brokers.

He also acts in relation to claims against barristers and solicitors, and in the TCC.

He defends all kinds of professionals in disciplinary proceedings and he advises on regulatory issues particularly under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Legal Services Act 2017.

He has particular expertise in Ombudsman claims and challenges to awards by way of judicial review.

Simon was called to the Bar in 1991 and took silk in 2022.

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