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WEBINAR: Planning Your Way to Minimise the Risk of a Construction Dispute (26 April 2023, 5.00 - 6.30pm (GMT +8))
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About this Webinar

Good planning and programming practices significantly reduce the risk of disputes developing on construction projects.

In this session, the speakers will discuss best planning practices and common pitfalls for employers and contractors in all project phases, from the initiation and planning stages to execution and completion. The talk will touch upon oft-encountered issues such as the development and maintenance of proper records including accurate baseline and update programmes, best practices on using programmes to track and monitor risk areas within a project, frequently encountered contractual requirements on programming, and many more topics.

This talk is particularly relevant to contractors, subcontractors and employers as it seeks to explore ways in which good planning practices can reduce the risk of major disputes occurring.

Webinar Recording Available for Limited Viewing/Purchase

SCL (Singapore) is pleased to make available the webinar recording to those registered and paid up for the webinar for viewing (but not download) for 14 days after the webinar. This offers you the convenience of rewatching the webinar or catching up on what you may have missed if you were unable to attend. If you missed out on the webinar but are interested to pay to view the recording within the 14-day window, please reach out to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar Programme

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

5.00 - 5.05pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Mr. Trevor Lam – Director-Asia, TBH; Vice-Chair, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.05 - 6.15pm
Planning Your Way to Minimise the Risk of a Construction Dispute
Ms. Joanna Seetoh – Partner, Harry Elias Partnership LLP; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
Mr. Ashley Thompson – Manager, Accuracy Singapore
Mr. Samuel Widdowson – Partner, Accuracy Singapore; Treasurer; Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
6.15 – 6.30pm

Q&A Session Moderated by Chairperson

About the Speakers:
Ms. Joanna Seetoh – Partner, Harry Elias Partnership LLP; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Joanna Seetoh.jpg Joanna is a Partner in the Construction and Engineering team of Harry Elias Partnership LLP. She has 15 years of experience in commercial arbitration, litigation, and advisory work primarily in the construction and infrastructure sector, and is amongst the inaugural batch of practitioners recognized as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law. She is also accredited as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Joanna frequently advises on large-scale infrastructure, engineering and construction disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions, with a focus on dispute resolution and dispute avoidance. She acts as lead counsel on various complex infrastructure projects, including rail, power and commercial projects both in Singapore as well as in the region. Joanna is also a frequent contributor to various construction law textbooks including the leading construction law text in Singapore, The Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (2018), and has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Rising Star" for Construction.

Mr. Ashley Thompson – Manager, Accuracy Singapore

Ashley Thompson.jpg Ashley is a Manager in the Project Advisory and Disputes practise of Accuracy in Singapore. Ashley has been working with delay appointed experts over the last 3.5 years during which he has been involved in complex delay analyses and deep factual reviews on infrastructure and power projects in arbitration proceedings.Prior to consulting, Ashley spent eight years working on major infrastructure projects, based out of London, Madrid and Doha, working in a variety of roles ranging from design and field engineering to contract administration and commercial management. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Member of CIArb, and holds Master degrees in Construction Law and Civil Engineering.

Mr. Samuel Widdowson – Partner, Accuracy Singapore; Treasurer, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Samuel Widdowson Samuel is a Partner in the Project Advisory and Disputes practice of Accuracy in Singapore. He advises on best practice planning, management and logistics on complex projects, and acts as expert witness on extensions of time and analysis of delay, losses of productivity, disruption and acceleration on large construction, engineering and industrial projects throughout Asia and the Middle East. His work typically involves assessments relating to project overrun/delays, contract administration, construction logistics, construction methodology, construction strategy and risk management. Samuel has over 22 years’ professional experience in Building & Construction, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Process Plants, Renewables, Land Reclamation and Infrastructure projects. He has a background in project management and controls, with specific experience in project planning, acquired over a period of over 10 years’ in the UK, before relocating to the Middle East in 2010 and to Asia in 2014. Samuel has been appointed as delay expert witness in the High Court of the Republic of Singapore and international arbitration under ICC, SIAC, DIAC and other ad-hoc rules, as both party-appointed and tribunal appointed expert. He has testified under cross-examination and has experience in expert witness conferencing. Samuel is a Fellow of the CIArb, Member of the SIArb, has an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration, and a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management.
About the Chairperson:
Mr. Trevor Lam – Director-Asia, TBH; Vice-Chair, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
Trevor Lam Trevor has over 21 years of experience across the globe and is currently a Director of TBH’s Asia business.  He is a construction planner and delay expert.  His experience has been built on a variety of projects including data centres, airports, roads, rail, mixed-use developments, hospitals, shopping centres, oil & gas, power and sporting facilities. Trevor is passionate in promoting industry best planning practices on projects and maintains a strong involvement in the delivery of live projects; planning works from conception to completion across a diversified client base including owners, contractors and sub-contractors.  Through this experience, Trevor has developed a wide-ranging perspective on construction issues that commonly arise. Trevor has been engaged in the provision of independent expert analyses on extensions of time, disruption and acceleration.  He has been appointed as a delay expert witness on SIAC and AIAC arbitrations and provided oral testimony. Trevor is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore) and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
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 SCL (Singapore) Members


  • Guests of SCL(S) Members


  • Members of international SCLs
  • Members of
    1. Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx)
    2. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb),
    3. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
    4. Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),
    5. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
    6. Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),
    7. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb),
    8. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA),
    9. Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL),
    10. Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV),
    11. Society of Project Managers (SPM),
    12. Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS)
 Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law



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Continuing Professional Development  

Practice Area: Building & Construction
Training Level: General
CPD Points: 1.5

Location Via Zoom

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