Disruptive technologies: innovative solutions to manage legal and payment risk in the construction industry

March 2 2017

Brodies LLP, Glasgow

Join Brodies, BESA and Oracle on 2 March as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in construction today, providing advice and innovative solutions to manage payment and legal risks more effectively.

Rob Driscoll - Director of Legal and Commercial at BESA  

Rob works with the Scottish Government on Construction and Procurement issues and is a newly appointed Adviser to the Cabinet Office on SMEs. Rob will provide a snapshot of International, UK and Scottish pressures on the market and the drivers for demand and tell us what the Scottish and UK Government is doing to facilitate increased industry capacity and productivity.

Paul Bamforth - Oracle

Late Payment can cause issues in any industry but the UK Construction industry in particular has been challenged over the years.  Payment issues can break any relationship and with industry still experiencing skills shortages the need to maintain strong supply chains is greater than ever.  Add to this the growing risk of falling foul of the UK Construction Act and the need to better manage cash with margins still very tight then now is the time to consider digitising the Sub-Contractor application and certification process.

Paul will demonstrate Oracle Textura Payment Management, an innovative cloud platform for automating and standardising the supply chain payment workflow. Supporting compliance with the Construction Act, the tool integrates with existing systems to drive out costly errors, increase visibility, and reduce risk. By streamlining and automating manual processes, Oracle Textura Payment Management can strengthen control, reduce costs, and boost cash flow for your business.

Alistair McLean – Partner, Brodies’ Construction & Engineering Group & Grant Campbell – Partner, Brodies’ Head of Commercial Services

Alistair and Grant will discuss the typical legal risks in construction contracts, the benefits of contract management and how, by using BOrganised, Brodies innovative online contract management solution, you can manage contractual risk more effectively.

BOrganised provides a secure central location for all of your contracts and related information. With key features such as e-alerts & reminders, summary information and powerful search and reporting capabilities, you will have a complete view of your commitments and liabilities, the appropriate controls to manage risk and costs more effectively and a more efficient method of managing change.

Seminar Details

Date: 2 March 2017

Registration & networking: 17:00

Seminar: 17:30

Concludes: 19:00


Brodies LLP,

110 Queen Street,


G1 3BX.


Rob Driscoll - Director of Legal and Commercial at BESA  

Paul Bamforth – Sales Director, Oracle

Alistair McLean – Partner, Brodies

Grant Campbell – Partner, Brodies