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Making payment practices in construction work for the whole supply chain

Creating an equitable payment structure

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Mon 25 Nov 2019
05:45 PM - 07:15 PM
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PH
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT


A financially healthy and vibrant supply chain is key if the industry is to deliver projects on time and on budget. However, undermining this is widespread practice of late payments from main contractors to sub-contractors, who are the back-bone to a resilient and thriving sector.  

To address this the government has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling the scourge of late payments in the construction industry, with new rules coming into effect from 1 September 2019. This timely seminar will give you an overview of the new rules and equip you with the knowledge you need to ensure that the industry is creating a fairer payments system. 

Themes to be discussed include: 

  • Overview of the new rules and what they mean in practice 
  • Linking payments to procurement decisions  
  • Driving efficiencies and benefitting all construction stakeholders
  • Examples of best practice 

The published time is when registration opens. The seminar will begin 30 minutes later.


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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  • Mastercard


Amiee Thomas
Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution department
Else Solicitors,  Burton on Trent

Amiee gained two years’ experience in a niche commercial law firm in Birmingham before completing her training contract at a Legal 500 National Law firm in London. She joined Else Solicitors in 2014 in the Dispute Resolution department, and was promoted to Associate in July 2018.

Having extensive experience and expertise in commercial and civil litigation, Amiee is well equipped to advise on matters relating to commercial contract disputes, fiduciary duties of directors, shareholder and directors disputes, boundary disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and injunctive proceedings.
Amiee has a keen interest and specialism in contentious construction disputes and regularly provides construction clients with commercial and pragmatic advice to obtain outstanding monies or settle any contractual disputes. She has notably dealt with a number of disputes in respect of the dental industry and regularly supports and advises dentists in respect of contractual claims.
She specialises in;

  • Pursuing or defending commercial disputes including the issue of County Court or High Court proceedings
  • Pursuing or defending property disputes to include advising on right of way matters
  • Advising on commercial settlements to include without prejudice meetings
  • Pursuing and defending Construction disputes to include retention claims
  • Advising and assisting in respect of specialist industry disputes

Her most notable work;

  • Assisting a client to successfully obtain a judgment in our client’s favour from the Court of Appeal.
  • Representing and defending a client in respect of a multi-million pound injunction
  • Advising a client on a multi jurisdiction, multi million pound construction dispute
  • Advising and assisting a client defending a multi-million pound breach of warranty claim
  • Advising on an historical and complex land dispute spanning over 100 years

Out of hours?
Amiee has recently accepted a role as Trustee for the Burton Addiction Center O’Connor Gateway Trust. She is a keen traveller and often has travel plans to explore a new part of the world. When she is not travelling you will often find her watching football, in particular Liverpool FC or walking her dog Stevie (G). Amiee is a keen darts player and has recently increased her fitness regime in readiness of her wedding in September 2019.

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Available to non subscribers from
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