IET Singapore Network would like to invite you to the following presentation:

Speaker: Dr Robert Gaitskell QC


Every engineer will encounter disputes as part of their job. Most engineers find such disputes a distraction from the excitement of engineering, but they cannot be avoided. Disputes arise when projects are delayed or the product design is faulty, or the customer won’t pay. So, what do you do? Often, you, as the engineer, can sort the problem out without involving an (expensive) lawyer, but to do this you need to know what you are doing.

This presentation, by a senior engineer (Chartered Engineer, FIET, former Vice President of the IEE (now IET), and also a senior lawyer (Queen’s Counsel)) will give you an overview of the engineering dispute resolution world, looking at the 7 different procedures available to you: mediation, arbitration, litigation, expert determination, adjudication, dispute boards and early neutral evaluation. Thanks to the cooperation of the Singapore International Mediation Centre, the presentation will include a role-play showing how mediation (the cheapest and most effective procedure) works in practice.





Robert Heaton