Construction Webinar – COVID-19 and “force majeure” – what you need to know

Thursday 9th April 2020 at 2.00pm

This webinar is the first of a series, designed to give you helpful guidance on the issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential ways to protect your company in these uncertain times. This webinar explains and gives guidance on what force majeure is in the context of JCT and NEC contracts and whether it provides a basis for claiming time and money through the extension of time and loss and expense routes in the JCT contract and the compensation route in the NEC form of contract.

The webinar will cover:

  • What is force majeure?
  • Is COVID-19 a force majeure event?
  • How might force majeure be relevant to your JCT contract?
  • How might force majeure be relevant to your NEC contract?
  • Notice Requirements
  • What should you do next?
  • Questions

How long will it last?

The webinar will last 15-20 minutes.

Can we ask questions?

Of course, in these uncertain times everyone has questions, this is a perfect time for us to answer them. Please just email your questions to by 12 noon on Wednesday 8 April.


The webinar will be given online. Register now at There is no charge to view the webinar.

About Us

 Hawkswell Kilvington Limited is a specialist law firm dedicated to addressing and resolving construction and engineering industry issues. According to Chambers & Partners legal directory, Hawkswell Kilvington provides “excellent in-depth niche knowledge and exceptional value for money”.

Jonathan Hawkswell is credited as being someone who “thinks outside the box and recognises opportunities that will benefit the client”. David Kilvington is renowned for the “strength of his knowledge of construction documentation”. Daniel Silberstein is praised by clients for being “tenacious” and “well able to think on his feet”. Thomas Salter is “able to summarise complex legal and contractual points very well”.


 Please note, the online booking system for the webinar is through a third-party company however, Hawkswell Kilvington Limited is committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal data we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. If you have any questions relating to our GDPR compliance please contact our practice manager, Louise Tankard.

Hawkswell Kilvington Limited reserves the right to change the order of the topics or content of the webinar.

The webinar contains information of general interest about current legal issues, but does not provide legal advice. It is prepared for the general information of those attending. Anything stated during the webinar should not be relied upon in any specific situation without appropriate legal advice. If you require legal advice on any of the issues raised during the webinar, please contact one of our specialist construction solicitors.