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Dr Richard Manly QC
Richard practises in the area of building, construction and engineering disputes. He accepts instructions for arbitration, mediation, professional negligence, building construction, engineering, mining, resources and energy matters. Richard was admitted to the Bar in 1982. He completed his Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 1987, and a PhD at Monash University in 2019. He took silk in 2001. Richard is a nationally accredited Mediator, and a Grade 1 Arbitrator. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre, College of Law and Justice, at Victoria University.
Laina practices in the area of construction, property and insurance law. She has been recognised as the leading authority on the interplay between construction and insurance law and has authored the chapters on professional liability and insuring risk in construction law in Bailey’s, “Construction Law in Australia”, Thomsen Reuters, 4th Edition. Laina and Professor J W Carter have co-authored “Contract and the Australian Consumer Law”, Federation Press, 2019. The book examines the way that the Australian Consumer Law has modified the law of contract.
To supplement her technical ability, Laina has a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School having completed programs in negotiation, strategy and leadership. The programs have had a significant impact upon the way Laina approaches all negotiations and dispute resolution. Laina focuses on the interests of the parties during all negotiations and pursues a resolution that is in the best interests of the parties.
Laina is a Director and the Secretary of the Society of Construction Law Australia, the SoCLA representative to the Australian Construction Industry Forum and is a committee member of the Australian Bar Association’s International Committee.
Laina will be speaking to her recently published joint paper with Professor J W Carter on Mann v Paterson, a New Approach to Quantum Meruit Claims (2020) 36 BCL 1.
Nick is a qualified engineer with a practice in technology, engineering and construction disputes. He also has a broader commercial litigation practice dealing with contractual disputes, property law and interlocutory matters, such as security for costs, injunctions and privilege disputes. Before joining the Bar, he was a Senior Associate at Allens, prior to which he was a Principal Engineer at AECOM, working on large scale heavy industrial, mining and commercial projects. As a qualified engineer, he has an intimate knowledge of engineering projects, having been closely involved in them from feasibility and design through to construction and commissioning.
Sean is a SoCLA Director and Chair of the Events Subcommittee. Sean will be chairing this webinar.