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RIBA Exeter: Building Safety Act training session

Join RIBA Exeter for a bespoke training session on the Building Safety Act on 1 May.

Find out more about The Building Safety Act 2022 and the amended Building Regulations 2010 in this session planned specifically for RIBA Exeter.

The training has been coordinated between Caroline Shortt, RIBA Exeter Branch Chair, and Sian Barrett, Ashfords LLP.

The session will cover the following key topics:

  • changes to Defective Premises Act 1972
  • duty holders and competencies
  • the new Building Regulation process.

Light breakfast refreshments will be provided. On registration, please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.


7.45am - registration and refreshments

8am - presentations from Sian Barrett and Sebastian Pigott

9am - an opportunity for questions following the presentations.

Please submit any specific questions you would like the speakers to cover when registering your attendance.

About the speakers

Sian Barrett

Sian is a senior associate in the construction and infrastructure team at Ashfords. Sian advises on a variety of construction disputes; including defects claims, delay claims, and final account disputes. They have expertise in pursuing and defending claims in the TCC as well as by way of adjudication and mediation, and has particular expertise in building safety and cladding claims.

Sebastian Pigott

Sebastian is a Senior Construction Barrister, formerly of Atkin Chambers, one of the UK’s leading construction sets, and now a professional support lawyer in Ashfords’ Construction and Infrastructure team. Sebastian has a wealth of experience in the construction industry with over 25 years' experience in advising on complex construction matters and acting on numerous reported cases.

About Ashfords

Ashfords are a law firm with team of over 500 people with four UK offices and a strong international network. They advise housebuilders on residential developments and regeneration projects across the UK.