Tuesday, October 20 2020 10:31:32

CPD by Others
Code : 2018055
Event Name : The double-trouble issues of negative variation order and liquidated damages: A reflection from the Connie Towers’ case and Cavendish Square Holding v. Makdessi (2015] UKSC 67
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Stanley K. Ma

Stanley was the in-house legal counsel in the esteemed architects Spence Robinson LT Ltd and has years of hands-on experience in advising contract drafting & administration. He is an accredited construction arbitrator of HKCAC and a fellow of HKIArb.

He is now in private practice and accepts direct insructions regularly from surveyors and consultants, and his research interest includes certification, concurrent delay, professional negligence, and anti-rigging practice
Event Date : 13/07/2018
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
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members; 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
Details :

The speaker will share his thoughts in the session:


  1. variation order as an adjustment of costs in lump sum contract
  2. The Abbey Development’s principle on the employer’s power to omit works (negative variation order)
  3. The application of Abbey Development in Ipson Construction Ltd v. I.O. of Connie Towers (HCCT 26/2014, 16 Dec 2016)
  4. the practical tips brought by the Connie Towers
  5. L.D. as a device of contract management
  6. L.D. clause viz-a-viz penalty clause
  7. The old test of penalty clause under Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre (1914)
  8. The modified new test by the English Supreme Court in Cavendish Square Holding (2015)
  9. The likely change in the tactics of defending a LD claim after Cavendish Square
Remark :