The SCLHK AGM and the talk will be held at the Hong Kong Club. However, due to continuing COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, only a limited number of people are permitted to physically attend the Club. In the circumstances, as things currently stand, the AGM and the talk will be broadcast by Zoom, with members attending virtually.
Dated the 18th day of May 2020.
The Secretary to Society of Construction Law of Hong Kong
Talk after the AGM - Break it Down Again?
Anthony Houghton SC will give a personal overview and some observations as to ways in which construction disputes might be approached where the objective is a speedy and economical resolution of disputes.
About the speaker:
Tony first qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in the United Kingdom, and practiced that profession when he first came to Hong Kong in 1981. He later studied law, and was called to the Bar, in England and Wales in 1988, and in Hong Kong in 1989. He has practiced as a barrister since then, in general civil and commercial litigation, but with a particular emphasis on construction and engineering work, especially in arbitration.
Although still active as a counsel, much of his practice now involves sitting as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East on both construction and various non-construction related disputes. Tony was appointed as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong in March 2013.
Tony was formerly a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is also an approved tutor and course director for that body. He has been involved in many arbitration training courses, at all levels, and in at least 10 different jurisdictions. He is a former Chairman of the East Asia Branch, and was, for several years, a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Association in Thailand. He is proud to have been one of the very first members of the SCL Hong Kong.