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CPD event | WA | Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA) – The definitive review

with Lee Panotidis, Cathryn Greville, Deon Baddock and Bavani Rengasamy

Thursday 12 November 2020 | 5.30 - 7.00pm AWST | Jackson McDonald

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Join a panel of representatives from Resolution Institute, SoCLA and the MBA as they review and discuss in detail all of the key aspects of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment BCISP Bill as recently introduced to State Parliament.

We ask that you do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell (have a fever, cough or have difficulty breathing) or if you have been in contact with a sick person.

About the presenters

Lee Panotidis

Lee is a Partner of Tottle Partners, specialising in onshore and offshore construction and engineering matters, with a back and front end practice. He acts primarily for publicly listed and private contractors and construction and engineering companies, as well as for public institutions, logistics companies, mining companies and professional service providers across a range of industry sectors.

Lee has acted for applicants and respondents in many adjudications over the years, both in Western Australia and other jurisdictions, and in related review and enforcement proceedings.

Cathryn Greville

Cathryn is the Head of Legal, Advocacy and Professional Services at Master Builders WA, where she serves as in-house counsel and a member of the Executive Leadership team, providing legal advice and governance support to the organisation. She also oversees building and construction contracts, legislative review, advocacy, legal and dispute resolution functions for industry, and leads a specialist team supporting members across the civil, commercial and residential building sectors in industrial/employee relations, technical building, safety and policy matters. Cathryn previously worked in regulatory and oversight roles in the public sector and in private legal practice.

Cathryn’s involvement with security of payments legislation includes acting for government and commercial businesses in adjudications, advising on construction dispute resolution avenues, running the adjudication appointment function for Master Builders, and consulting with industry and preparing Master Builders’ submission on the exposure draft of the Bill, prior to its introduction into Parliament.

Deon Baddock

Deon is a Senior Adjudicator, a highly experienced professional engineer and contracts/commercial manager with over 20 years' experience working in operational, management and executive positions with public and private companies on major road, bridge, rail, subdivisions, landfills, electrical, structures, oil & gas and mining infrastructure projects as well as contract mining. Deon has specialised in contract and commercial management throughout his career with particular expertise in contractual entitlement, quantum claims and delay and disruption claims in all forms of contract, such as construct only, design and construct and alliances.

Deon has worked in client, contractor and subcontractor roles and has been involved in all stages of the project delivery lifecycle, including leading many large multi-million dollar disputes and adjudications with subsequent supreme court actions.

Bavani Rengasamy

Bavani is a chartered quantity surveyor specialising in contracts and commercial management with over 15 years experience across building, infrastructure and mining projects. Bavani holds a Masters degree in Construction Law and Arbitration and is skilled in front end pre-contract and procurement as well as contract and commercial management of construction contracts. Bavani has been involved with the preparation and assessment of quantum claims in various dispute resolution forums on behalf of both claimants and respondents. Bavani currently works for an EPCM in the mining industry and is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

This event is proudly partnered with Master Builders and Society of Construction Law Australia.