Past Event

Half Day [Morning] Talk on Professional Negligence
Venue: Wisma IEM
Date & Time: 22 Feb 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) Closed
Closing Date Before: 19-Feb-2020 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Sub-Committee on Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Practice (DARP)


Are you being sued as Construction Professionals?
Construction Professionals have been sued in the infamous case of Highland Tower. Another one is being brought in the recent hillslope collapse in Penang.

• Who bears responsibility for negligent design?
• Do Construction Professionals owe duties to third parties?
• What are the standards in design demanded from the Construction Professionals
  and does performance below these standards mean breach of duties resulting in liabilities?
• Can these liabilities be restricted in scope and in duration?
• Does Professional Indemnity Insurance assist in lessening the burden?
• How do we deal with disputes arising from allegation of professional negligence?

Biodata of Speaker

Ir. Leon Weng Seng graduated with Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 1980 and went on to obtain an honours degree in law with the University of London and a postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration with the University of Reading. He is a corporate member of The IEM and a registered professional engineer and is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (non-practising). Ir. Leon is the principal of a civil and structural engineering consultancy firm. He has vast experiences in the administration of construction contracts including giving advice on contractual, mediation, adjudication and arbitration matters. His other areas of particular interest are forensic engineering and investigation of collapsed structures and slopes, and assessment of fire damaged structures. He acts as expert witness in courts and arbitration. Ir. Leon is also a CIDB accredited mediator, Fellow and a Chartered Arbitrator of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and an Adjudicator of AIAC. He is a committee member of the Dispute Resolution Practice of the IEM and the past Chairman (2008–2010) of the Chartered Institute Arbitrators (CIArb) Malaysia Branch. He is sitting as adjudicator and arbitrator in many on-going adjudications and arbitrations.    

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