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FREE Webinar: Risks and Consequences of Construction Procurement

December 9, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:30

Presented by SHK Law Corporation & Fairley Strategies


This session will examine the interplay between the law that governs procurement in Canada and the market realities that impact an owner’s procurement process. Procuring construction services of any size and scope exposes owners and the project participants to a variety of risks. Despite being an activity with the greatest impact on a project’s success, it is often the most rushed.  The presenters will provide an overview of best practices which will assist in minimizing risks and helping to ensure the success of projects.


Katy Fairley is an independent consultant focusing on improving project delivery for public and private owners by defining strategies, best practices and risk mitigation for delivery models, contracts and procurement. Prior to founding Fairley Strategies, Katy was Vice-President, Business Development for a diversified general contractor and construction manager. She served on the board of directors for three construction associations, in addition to serving on numerous taskforces and committees.

Seema Lal is a principal of SHK Law Corporation with particular expertise in the areas of builders liens, construction law and commercial litigation. As a construction lawyer, Seema’s clients include owners, developers, general contractors, subtrades, suppliers and design professionals. Seema assists her clients in the construction industry by providing advice on contracts, procurement, builders liens, construction litigation and disputes and claims for extras and delay.  Seema regularly lectures and provide seminars to industry groups both in-house and for industry associations, including the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, the Independent Contractors Association of BC, Homeowners Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) and Pacific Business and Law Institute. She also is an adjunct lecturer in the “Professionalism and Law in Civil Engineering” course for 4th year Civil Engineering students at UBC.


To register, please send an email to  Zoom details will be provided prior to December 9.