Together with a selection of legal experts Peter presented his response to Dame Judith Hackitt's request for the industry to "drive a culture change to tackle poor procurement practises".
The Legal Zone was hosted by Rebecca Rees of Trowers & Hamlin. Her presentation included a strong recommendation to use a ratio approach for evaluating quality/cost on publicly procured tenders.
Mark London's (Devonshires) presentation included recommendations for clients to return to the use of Clerk of Works and to extend the Employer's Agent's role rather than seek to cut back on those services.
Both Mark's and Rebecca's thoughts are shared by Peter.