Monday, October 26 2020 5:45:33

CPD by Others
Code : 2016054
Event Name : QSD Legal & Contract Series 2016 (5): General Principles of Contract Interpretation
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Harrison C. H. Cheung
Harrison Cheung is a practicing barrister, HKIAC accredited mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator. He is also a chartered civil engineer and holds academic qualifications in the disciplines of civil engineering (Imperial College, U.K.), engineering geology (University of New South Wales), arbitration and dispute resolution (City University), practicing accounting (Monash University), business administration (Polytechnic University) and law (City University).

Mr. Cheung has over 20 years’ experience working in the construction industry before embarking his second career as a barrister. He now practices in both civil and criminal litigations, arbitrations and mediations, with particular focus on the construction and commercial disputes. He is also on the panel list of the dispute resolution advisers (DRA) maintained by the Government and is currently acting as DRA for 4 projects. He is also appointed as the Chairman of Buildings Appeal Tribunal and member of the Guesthouse Appeal Tribunal.
Event Date : 05/07/2016
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Registration and networking time: from 6:30 pm)
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Organizer : QSD
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members of HKIS; HK$180 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time (subject to availability)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

As a Surveyor, it is very often to be called upon to interpret a contractual clause whenever a dispute arises.  Sometimes, the interpretation is not that straight forward.  There may be ambiguities and inconsistencies in different provisions of the contract.  There may be times when something happens but the contract has no provisions to deal with the matter.  Parties would also argue there are pre-contractual negotiations which they may rely upon to interpret the actual meaning of a phrase in the contract etc..  Interpretation of a contract seems to be a topic which every professional in the construction industry is longing for.  The talk aims to provide some general principles in this area and hopefully help the participants to grasp some of these essential ideas such that the same may be applied in their daily operations.