Supporting Organization for HKICAdj One Day Adjudication Training

20 January 2022

Time & Location

12 Feb, 09:00 GMT+8 – 19 Feb, 12:00 GMT+8
Online Event

About The Event

This training course aims at providing the attendants with an understanding of construction adjudication procedures and practices in Hong Kong including the following:


1. What is construction adjudication and why do we need it?

2. Features of adjudication

3. Contractual adjudication and statutory adjudication

4. Multi-tier dispute resolution clause in construction contract

5. Commencement of adjudication proceedings

6. Appointment of adjudicators

7. Adjudication procedures

8. The proposed Security of Payment Legislation and Spirit of SOPL scheme for public works contracts in Hong Kong

9. Adjudicators’ decisions

10. Enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions

11. Challenge to adjudication decision

12. Duties and powers of adjudicators

13. Written examination


Benefits for professionals upon successful completion of the course and passing the examination include:

1. Eligible for application of Associate Member of HKICAdj (AHKICAdj)

2. Use of post-nominal title AHKICAdj


The course will be delivered in two half-day sessions on 12 and 19 February 2022 (09:00-12:00 GMT+8).


Course Fee (Including a Certificate of Completion):

Normal Rate:

HK$4,000 per person

Early Bird (Extended):

HK$3,500 per person before 31 January 2022

Deadline for application: 7 February 2022


Course Trainers:

Mr. John COCK

LLM, DipArb, BArch, GradDipIndDesign, BAppSc(BltEnv)  FCIArb, HKIA, FRAIA, FDIA, FHKICAdj, MAE, MAPM, APMPMQ, PRI Med, Registered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Adjudicator, Accredited Mediator, Dispute Resolution Advisor

John is a Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Accredited Adjudicator, He acts as third-party neutral and to provide advice and support to parties in commercial disputes, particularly those involving architectural or building issues. He has also been appointed as Dispute Resolution Advisor for seven Hong Kong Government building and civil works contracts to date.

John’s background is as an architect, designer and project manager, with experience in Hong Kong, Australia and South-east Asia. As an architect, he has specialised in design development, project documentation, specification, contract administration and statutory compliance issues, primarily for commercial, retail and institutional building projects. John’s experience also includes consultancy services relating to partnering and risk management for construction projects.

Apart from his technical qualifications, John has been awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) in Construction Law and Practice with Distinction from the University of Salford, UK, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration from the College of Estate Management, Reading, UK. A Practising Member on the Register of Experts and a Qualified Expert Determiner of the Academy of Experts (TAE), John has been appointed as expert witness or party adviser in numerous construction and related disputes in HK and internationally, relating to building defects and professional practice.



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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