[Hybrid] Claims arising from COVID

14 June 2023

Development Bureau announced on 14 March 2022 its decision to flexibly handle requests from contractors for an extension of time due to the impact of the fifth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, for up to a maximum period of six months. The burden of proof was still on how the contractors demonstrated the impact on the construction works arising from COVID-19 epidemic.


COVID-19 epidemic caused a significant impact on the construction industry. The speakers, Jessica Chan and Leo Wong, are going to deliver a seminar on

1.Types of claims arising from COVID that are commonly raised by contractors

2.The difference in the nature of those claims

3.Relevant standard form provisions that may allow such claims

4.Liability assessment

5.Quantum assessment

6.Q & A session

To register:

Please click here for On-line Registration (confirmation e-mail will be sent to successful registrants in due course)

CPD Code:CPD20230614S

Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Quantity Surveying Division (HKIS QSD)

Date:14 June 2023 (Wednesday)
Time:7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:1) Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (subject to the prevailing COVID-19 precautionary measures) 2) By online media - ZOOM

Jessica Chan is a senior consultant with Charlton Martin with a focus on contractual claims and dispute resolution. She is a qualified quantity surveyor, and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (HKIS, RICS, CIArb) with over 10 years of post-qualification experience in the construction industry. Her work spans across a number of high-profile projects in various sectors. She is also experienced in quantum expert works for arbitration and litigation proceedings.


Leo Wong, admitted as a solicitor in 2013, is a Senior Associate of the Construction Department of Deacons. He specialises in dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on construction. He has wide experience in handling different types of claims from contractors and consultants arising from private and public construction projects. He advises on non-contentious construction related matters from time to time such as tender documents, works contracts, consultancy agreements, fitting-out contracts, performance bonds, etc.

Language:Cantonese supplemented by English
CPD Hour(s):1.5
Priority:HKICM Members and HKIS Members; First-come, first-served
Enrollment Fee:HKICM and HKIS Member HK$ 150.00
Non-member HK$ 210.00
Deadline:13 June 2023 (Tuesday)
Register Link:Register
Remarks:Remarks :
*For Face-to-Face:

Prior online registration is required. Walk-in registration will not be entertained.
Participant who has been tested positive for COVID-19 should not attend the CPD event until tested negative by rapid antigen tests.
Eating and drinking is not allowed at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
*For ZOOM: The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Upon successful registration, the ZOOM link for joining the CPD event will be available in the CPD/PQSL profile under the "Member Area" of the HKIS website.

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Important Notes:

  1. This is an online pre-registration only and the seat reserved will only be confirmed by an e-mail sent to the successful registrant in due course upon receipt of the registration fee.
  2. The talk will be conducted online via Zoom. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the meeting ID in due course to the online event . 
  3. Information collected, including name, phone number, email address and postal address, will only be used for the purpose of processing booking or general enquires related to HKICM, and will be treated in confidence and not be disclosed to any other party. 
  4. HKICM reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in the case of any dispute.

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