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AGS Conference: Commercial Risks & How To Manage Them

AGS Conference: Commercial Risks & How To Manage Them


Commercial Risks & How To Manage Them

Date: 3rd July 2019
Location: One Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA

This half day seminar in London, organised by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists, will provide a focus on the effective management of commercial risks.

Who is it for?
Aimed at both junior and experienced ground engineers who are interested in improving their knowledge and skills within this sector, the event will also be relevant to practitioners approaching Chartership, as well as those in smaller practices where there may be limited or no in-house legally qualified sources of help or advice.

What's covered

Chaired by Jo Strange, Technical Director at CGL, attending delegates will be provided with an introduction of the guidance and advice provided by the AGS Loss Prevention Working Group, with particular attention being given to recent hot topics. Delegates will also be encouraged to raise any issues they may have which would benefit from future attention or advice from the Group.


The conference will start at 12:30pm with registration and lunch. Talks will commence at 1.30pm and the conference will finish by 5pm.

  • Liabilities associated with reliance and collateral warranties with Zita Mansi, Beale & Company
  • The importance of definitions when agreeing scopes and objectives, with Hugh Mallett, BuroHappold
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance – protection for the insured or the client’s “Get out of Jail – Free” card, Speaker TBC
  • The battle of the forms, with Russell Jones, Golder Associates
  • When is a “Supervisor” not providing supervision, Speaker TBC
  • Fitness for purpose or reasonable skill and care, with Rachel Griffiths, Fugro

Potential liabilities for Landfill Tax, with Jonathan Atkinson, the Environment Agency

To register your attendance please download and complete our registration form. Any questions, please contact Joanna Franaszczuk on

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