Issue date: 30 June 2008
The School of the Built and Natural Environment at the University of the West of England in collaboration with Pinsent Masons LLP are launching a new Post Graduate Certificate which aims to give construction professionals the skills necessary to identify and address legal issues in construction projects.
Jim Mason, the Programme leader says, “There is an increasing need for people with knowledge and skills in the law relating to construction projects. Every building project operates within its constraints of time and money and understanding the legal framework underlying these arrangements is vital for a successful outcome. This course enables students to gain the specialist knowledge involved.”
Lawrence Davies of Pinsent Masons LLP comments, “We are really looking forward to collaborating with UWE in the delivery of this practical and interactive course. The course will offer UWE students and our clients training in effective legal risk management on construction projects, taking into account recent developments in the law and best practice. As leaders in the provision of legal services to the construction industry we feel well placed to bring to the course specialist expertise and knowledge which we hope will give professionals working in the industry a commercial edge in this competitive market."
This new course is aimed at those who already have a degree in another subject and/or have experience as a professional working within the construction industry. The course will appeal to a wide range of professionals seeking specialist knowledge in the field of construction law.
Details of the course can be found here
For further information please contact Jim Mason (Programme Leader) firstname.lastname@example.org
0117 32 83096 Julian Spicer email@example.com
0117 32 83000.
Visual available of the UWE and Pinsent Mason LLP staff at the launch, upon request from the Press Office.
The Post Graduate Certificate involves 60 credits of study and is offered as a one year part-time course. To complete the course, four modules are undertaken on day-release by those in full-time employment. The modules are:
• Construction Contract Law - a critical evaluation of current practice and the legal framework within which construction contracts are used
• Construction Procurement Principles – an in-depth analysis of the management of the purchasing of contract works
• Real Estate Law – a practical investigation into the legal issues encountered during the early stages in the life of a construction project.
• Adjudication Practice – all aspects of adjudication practice are studied in this module from the legislative framework and case law on the subject through to the legal skills required to successfully prepare and present a case to an adjudicator.
The requirement for this course is a first degree of 2:2 or above, although applicants with an appropriate professional qualification or substantial relevant experience will be considered. The fees for the whole course are currently around £2,000 for UK and EU students.