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“Barton Legal’s initiative in hosting leading professionals from around the world in a friendly, relaxed format, has been enormously successful and a tribute to all involved.  Removing some of the stuffiness from the legal profession and rolling up the virtual sleeves of informed and interesting speakers, ably hosted by Bill himself, has created a wonderful mix of learning, information exchange and just good “banter” during the darker days of the Covid crisis.  Long may this initiative continue after normality resumes.”
Adrian Cole (Adrian Cole FZ LLE)
Save the Date: 2021 Speakers

We are honoured to have secured international industry-leading individuals to speak at our webinars; our growing list of speaker profiles are highlighted below. Please add in 'save the dates' for our webinars and more information on each event will be provided in due course:

22 July 2021- 11AM BST
"Pet Peeves of Counsel & Arbitrators" by Richard Wilmot-Smith QC (39 Essex Chambers)
"COVID impact on Korean Construction" by Yonsoo Kim (Yoon & Yang, South Korea)
19 August 2021- 11AM BST
Bill Barton and a panel of construction experts will answer your burning engineering and construction questions for this year's "20 Questions".
23 September 2021- 11AM BST
Marion Smith QC (39 Essex Chambers) and Rob Gerrard (R A Gerrard Ltd) will share their expert knowledge on construction disputes and mediation.
21 October 2021- 11AM BST
FIDIC Contracts Expert Alfonso Pelosi will give us an insight into an Engineer's perspective of FIDIC and Elizabeth Natukunda Mwebesa (Turner & Townsend) will discuss delivering major infrastructure projects in Africa.
25 November 2021- 11AM GMT
"How to stay away from Lawyers" by Martina Hess (CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter GmbH)
Martina will discuss the importance of procurement and how to avoid disputes further down the line.
Richard Wilmot-Smith QC - Webinar 22nd July
Queen’s Counsel
39 Essex Chambers

Richard is a specialist in all aspects of construction and engineering litigation and arbitration.  His experience includes disputes involving performance bonds, guarantees, and related professional negligence claims against architects, engineers and surveyors. His expertise also extends to issues involving European law, environmental law, libel, health & safety, railways and oil & gas.
Yonsoo Kim - Webinar 22nd July
Foreign Attorney
Yoon & Yang (South Korea)

Yonsoo Kim was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 2007 at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is a Partner at Yoon & Yang with a special interest in construction projects in the MENA region, Asia and America. Recognised as a leading expert in construction projects in the MENA region, English lawyer Yonsoo Kim specialises in international dispute resolution with a strong focus on onshore and offshore projects and possesses extensive experience in EPC contracts (bespoke and modified FIDIC Basis).
Marion Smith QC - Webinar 23rd September
Queen’s Counsel
39 Essex Chambers

Marion specialises in complex, high value commercial and construction disputes for UK and international clients. She has extensive experience litigating matters before domestic courts and tribunals as well as in international arbitration where she has appeared before a number of institutional and ad hoc tribunals around the globe.
Robert Gerrard - Webinar 23rd September
Accredited Mediator/Senior NEC Consultant
R A Gerrard Ltd

Robert specialises in NEC contracts, both setting these up and successfully managing them. He has over 30 years’ experience in contract management and carries out training and consultancy around the world. He is an examiner for the Institution of Civil Engineers Certificate in Law and Contract Management course and has been NEC Users’ Group Secretary from 2006 to date.
Alfonso Pelosi - Webinar 21st October
FIDIC Contracts Expert

Alfonso is a chartered member of the Institution of Engineers (Italy), a member of the DRBF and a member of the Society of Construction Law. He has 39+ years of experience in contracts management and construction of infrastructures, roads, highways, bridges, viaducts, tunnels, dams, hydroelectric power plants.
Elizabeth Natukunda Mwebesa - Webinar 21st October
Turner & Townsend (Uganda)
Elizabeth Natukunda Mwebesa is the Country Director at Turner & Townsend Uganda. She has over 15 years of experience working in the UK and across East Africa, giving her a unique perspective on the construction industry at large. Through her strong leadership, she has established solid business relationships within the East African region in the Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Retail, and Residential & Commercial sectors, leading projects with portfolios of up to USD300m. Elizabeth holds a BSc. in Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying from Loughborough University, UK. She is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Martina Hess - Webinar 25th November
CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter GmbH

Martina Hess has over 23 years of experience in planning and design, tendering and supervision of IFI-financed water supply and sanitation infrastructure programs and projects in numerous developing countries within Africa and Asia. For the past 10 years she has specialised in construction supervision and management, contract preparation, procurement, claims management as well as in dispute avoidance. Her experience covers various countries including Germany, Cape Verde, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Our Webinars: Be Part of Something Great

Our engaging webinars are suitable for national and international audiences, where we are always honoured to have guests from around the globe.  To date our webinar series has attracted guests from over 60 nations, featuring influential and international speakers dealing with a diverse range of construction and engineering topics.  We very much hope you can join us for our sessions in 2021.
Just in case you missed it……

If this isn’t one of the best award acceptance speeches I’m not sure what is.
Bill Barton, accepting an award from the #BritishLegalTechnologyAwards

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