Contract Management and Risk identification Masterclass

Contract Management and Risk identification Masterclass

Contract Management and Risk identification Masterclass

6 Formal CPD Points

DATES: 3rd, 10th and 17th of November 2021
TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 AEDT
LOCATION: Zoom Webinar Series

Q and A Sessions for this Masterclass will be held on:

DATES: 24th of November and 1st of December 2021
TIME: 8:00 - 9:00 AEDT
LOCATION: Zoom Webinar Series


This landmark Masterclass program provides participants with the knowledge to understand construction contract management principles, contract law and construction risk, and use that knowledge to:

  • Understand the legal and risk profile of each project
  • Manage the delivery of all aspects of a construction project, through planning and design and into project management of the construction phase, in accordance with the contract
  • Confidently communicate and manage contracts within their business and with all stakeholders

This training is essential for architectural, design and engineering consultants, commercial managers, project managers, contract administrators, estimating and operations team members at all levels. Participants will complete the training with a more sophisticated understanding of legal issues and risk in the management of construction contracts. The training will focus on the key risks of procurement, design, scope, site, time and disputes, using standard form ABIC and Australian Standard AS 4000-1997 contracts, together with relevant court cases.

Bonus HALF PRICE Offer:
Participants who enrol for the Contract Management and Risk Identification Masterclass are eligible to enrol in the associated CPD program Negotiating Successful Project Contracts at half price.

Eligible participants can simply contact with a copy of their receipt to the Contract Management and Risk Identification Masterclass for a promotional code unlocking access at a reduced rate.



This seminar provides 6 Formal CPD points and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

Practice Management
9.7 Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations in regard to architectural practice, practice management and registration as an architect. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session participants should be able to:

  • Identify and understand the relevant terms of contract in the Key Areas
  • Understand the commercial allocation of risk in the Key Areas
  • Understand the principles of Contract Management and the key competencies expected of a Designer and Project Manager
  • Draft and submit valid notices and claims in accordance with contract requirements
  • Confidently communicate with all stakeholders in relation to contractual processes, risks and entitlements in the Key Areas
  • Identify issues that require escalation to commercial managers and dispute processes

Delivery and Materials

Training will be provided over 3 sessions of 2 hrs each, led by two MLA Senior Lawyers in the Construction & Infrastructure team. The training will be presented in a workshop style with a combination of presentation of material and example scenarios.
Participants will receive:

  • Copies of all training materials
  • Guidelines for managing obligations as a Superintendent on a project
  • Schedule of standard allocation of risk in the Key Areas under various standard contracts
  • Schedule of notice requirements in the Key Areas under the ABIC and AS 4000 contracts (unamended)
  • Template notices in the Key Areas under ABIC and AS 4000 contracts (unamended)



Michael Morrissey

Managing Director, Morrissey Law + Advisory

Aside from being heavily involved in the construction industry, Michael also works closely with businesses in the transport, not-for-profit, agribusiness, and financial services sectors.

Michael founded Morrissey Law + Advisory with the vision of combining legal and commercial advice with practical solutions to ensure that businesses can obtain the right advice to build for their future.

With a Master in Construction Law from The University of Melbourne, Michael has particular expertise in the roll-out of major infrastructure projects, particularly for rail, road and transport, green technology projects, urban revitalisation, and the residential construction sector. He works closely with his clients and other professional advisors to develop strategies around the management of their business, major transactions, major projects, and dispute resolution.

Michael has significant experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts, and providing strategic advice on project delivery and procurement. His dispute resolution experience includes arbitration, expert determination, and major litigation. This includes litigating payment, delay, and insurance issues across a variety of projects.

Michael also regularly lectures at The University of Newcastle around project delivery, construction law, and security of payment legislation.




Clare Brennan

Senior Associate, Morrissey Law + Advisory

Clare is established front-end construction lawyer with experience from national and international firms. With a special interest in infrastructure, Clare has amassed considerable experience in procurement, design, construction, operation, and maintenance contracts across a range of jurisdictions.

Clare also has experience in construction advisory matters, including disputes around time, cost, and contract compliance.



We are pleased to offer Early Bird rates until Wednesday 13 October 2021

Non-Member: $640 (Early Bird: $590)
Member: $440 (Early Bird: $390)
PALS Current Subscriber: $220 (With Promotional Code)

Refunds and cancellations

Please refer to our terms and conditions for information about refunds and cancellations. By registering for this event you are agreeing to these terms.