The legal liabilities of engineers following a catastrophic structural failure


Presented by:

  • Brian Rom, Special Counsel - Holman Fenwick Willan, Melbourne

Slides for this presentation can accessed here.

This event will showcase real case studies involving the structural failure of bridges, mining infrastructure, tower masts and other infrastructure to discuss the obligations of engineers and other parties involved. He will provide an overview of the general legal obligations of engineers as well as the contractual agreements used to minimize liability.

Brian advises on construction and general commercial law. He has experience in Australia and internationally on projects involving off-shore oil and gas, shipping, rail, port, mining, civil works, and other major infrastructure. Brian's clients are employers, contractors, consultants and their insurers. He has represented them in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, expert determination, adjudication and mediation. Brian has negotiated and drafted a variety construction contracts and project documents.

Brian has practiced for 16 years and is qualified in Australia, England & Wales and South Africa.

Holman Fenwick Willan are a UK law firm with over 450 lawyers and other legal professionals with a head office in London and 16 international offices across the globe. HFW have a nationwide foot print across Australia with offices in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. They have one of the largest specialist international construction groups in the market.

This event will start at 6:15pm in Room 407 (Lecture Theatre C1) on the 4th Floor of Engineering Building Block C, University of Melbourne, Parkville (Building 174, Grid L17 on this map.)

Eventbrite - IStructE Technical Meeting : 02 May 2016

Refreshments will provided from 5:45pm in Room C301, 3rd Floor, Engineering Block C (Building 174, Grid L17 on this map.)

All of the IStructE Evening Technical Meetings are free to attend unless stated otherwise.

IStructE (Australia Regional Group - Victoria) acknowledges the great support from The University of Melbourne in facilitating this event.