Brexit: an industry’s biggest challenge – a spotlight on the construction industry
After a year which has given the construction sector a significant headache, Brexit is likely to throw the sector into further difficulties. We considered the important issues and risks that have the potential to cause major project and material delays with further cost implications. Blake Morgan’s head of construction, Richard Wade and Director of Ardynt Consulting and Chair of the Heathrow Rail Link, Ruth Bagley discussed dealing with European supply chains, disruption to the supply of labour, as well as changes in product regulations and the associated mountain of paperwork to come.
While the session focused on the construction sector particularly, the key issues are of concern across a variety of industries.
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Blake Morgan’s Virtual Brexit Conference ran from 24-26 November. For more information and to view the full agenda please visit our conference homepage.
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Richard heads Blake Morgan’s Construction group. Specialising in construction law, Richard’s practice combines both non-contentious work and dispute resolution. He advises on procurement strategies, construction disputes (litigation, arbitration, adjudication and ADR), contract drafting and negotiation for stand-alone and complex property agreements. Richard also gives advice on the drafting and preparation of development agreements, building contracts, professional appointments and all related documentation.
Director of Ardynt Consulting and Chair of the Heathrow Rail Link
Ruth chairs the TVCC Western Rail Link to Heathrow Working Group, supports private sector bodies on scheme development and stakeholder engagement, and holds non-executive roles in housing and higher education. With 16 years’ experience as chief executive of two very different local authorities, she has a deep understanding of achieving strategically important infrastructure projects.
Wednesday 25 November 2020
10.00 am – 10.45 am