The SCL was formed in 1983 and currently has over 2,000 UK members. It runs seminars and social events, publishes papers whilst supporting educational bodies by providing funding for the purchase of books, sponsors events and generally promotes interest in construction law.
Keith himself is highly skilled in the management and negotiation of disputes within the construction and engineering industries and, as well as being a member of the Society of Construction Law, is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. He is an accredited adjudicator, mediator and expert witness and is a strong proponent for dispute avoidance.
Keith said: “I'm delighted to be voted in again as Chairman of the Society of Construction Law. It is a great honour.”
He added, “We now have over 2,200 members in the UK and a further 2,500 worldwide. The object of the Society remains to promote the study and understanding of construction law amongst all those involved in the construction industry. We have members from all sides of the industry and last year managed a full programme of over 50 evening talks. We always have many high profile speakers at these events and produce on average 19 papers per year.”
The Society operates worldwide, with the European conference hosted in Frankfurt last October attended by delegates from over 17 European countries, and the International Conference held in Melbourne in May attended by over 260 delegates representing 22 countries around the globe hosted jointly by its sister societies from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, the Gulf, Mauritius, Latin America and the Caribbean together with the American College of Construction Litigators and the Canadian College of Construction Litigators.
The SCL is currently working alongside TECBAR, TeCSA and the TCC to organise an international conference inLondonin September 2012 to commemorate the opening of the newRollsBuilding.
Nigel Soloman, MD for Bennington Green, said: “It is no coincidence that Keith has been voted as Chairman of the SCL again this year. With his expert in-depth knowledge of the construction industry it comes as no surprise to us all at Bennington Green that he was awarded this accolade again. We are very proud of his achievements. This just provides further evidence of the high calibre staff we have here within the firm."
Bennington Green is made up of a modern and dynamic team that strives for the best. For more information regarding the extensive services that Bennington Green can offer, please visit its website at www.benningtongreen.co.uk or telephone 01202 766584. You can also follow them on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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Alexandra Eaton MCIM Chartered Marketer
Bennington Green was established in 1992 by Damon Green.
In August 2005, the company was acquired by Nigel Soloman, a Chartered Engineer, and Keith Kirkwood, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and Bennington Green Ltd was created.
Damon Green continues to provide consultancy services to the business and remains one of the leading Chartered Building Surveyors in the area.
The business now has a new dynamic approach that has helped them through the recession. Despite the economic climate, Bennington Green continues to grow with new services continually being developed to reflect the changes in the marketplace.
A focused programme of expansion and growth has been implemented with a vision of building a multi-disciplined professional practice offering not only the full range of building surveying services as identified by the RICS, but also a broad range of project management, commercial management, dispute resolution and interim management services to a wide and varied range of clients in both the public and private sectors, in the UK and overseas.