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Understanding Practical Completion

Guidance for contractors, contract administrators and clients

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Mon 16 Mar 2020
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
RICS, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

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With no commonly accepted definition, and a wealth of complex case law on the matter, practical completion is one of the more vexed issues in the world of construction.

This session will look at scenarios in which practical completion can and cannot be certified, consider the respective roles and responsibilities of all project partners, and review the legal precedents in cases of disputed completion.

  • Certifying practical completion: essential considerations
  • Necessary documentations
  • Post-certification: de minimis items, defects liability periods, partial possession and beneficial occupancy
  • Case law

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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Laura Lintott
Associate, Dentons

Laura is an associate in the Contentious Construction practice in Dentons’ London office and has experience in international as well as domestic construction dispute resolution and management. This includes formal litigation, arbitration, mediation and adjudication.

Laura acts for employers, developers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants and has experience of disputes involving infrastructure, power plant and government projects. She also advises on payment disputes concerning final accounts and variations.

This seminar is available for free when you have an active CPD Foundation Annual Subscription.

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