A Practical Approach of Negotiating Payment and Variation Claims Including Legal Settlements

A Practical Approach of Negotiating Payment and Variation Claims Including Legal Settlements

Course Introduction

This comprehensive course delves into the intricate world of variation and payment claims within the construction industry, exploring both their practical and legal dimensions. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the Definition of Variation Claims and their Legal Implications, the mechanisms under the Security Of Payment Act, and the strategic approaches required for effectively resolving payment claims. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, including case studies and interactive Q&A sessions, this course is designed to equip professionals with the skills necessary to navigate and resolve disputes through negotiation, litigation, and arbitration effectively.


Course Outline

  1. Definition Of Variation Claims, and Its Legal Implications

  2.  Resolving Payment Claims, A Practical Approach and Its Outcome

  3. Negotiating Process and Resolving payment Variation Disputes

  4. Case Studies on Resolving Payment, Variation Claims

  5. Question and Answer on the Legal Process

  6. Bringing Litigation and Arbitration claims for variation and payment claims

  7. Security Of Payment Act and Its Operations in brief


Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the legal frameworks and practical implications surrounding variation and payment claims in the construction sector.

  2. Apply practical strategies for resolving payment and variation disputes, utilizing the provisions under the Security Of Payment Act.

  3. Engage confidently in negotiations and dispute resolution processes to secure favorable outcomes.

  4. Interpret and analyze real-world scenarios through detailed case studies, enhancing their decision-making and problem-solving skills.

  5. Prepare and execute litigation and arbitration claims regarding variation and payment disputes effectively.

  6. Respond adeptly to critical questions on legal processes, strengthening their legal and practical knowledge in managing construction claims.


Target Audience

  • Architects

  • engineers

  • construction

  • managers

  • building managers

  • contracts managers

  • QS

  • Building contractors and sub-contractors including specialist contractors


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $165.00

CIJC Member and Non-member Fee: $200.00


Speaker Profile

David Shanmugam

Mr. David Shanmugam has many years of legal practice in the private sector and is presently working in a legal firm. He is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

He regularly conducts legal seminars and workshops for Directors, HR and Finance professionals on business and company law as well as various practical legal issues faced by corporate individuals. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including commercial company matters. Over the years, he has also conducted many in-house trainings for high profile corporate clients.

David has an LLB (Honours) from the University of London and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University.

Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 3.0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.


Course Brochure

A Practical Approach of Negotiating Payment and Variation Claims Including Legal Settlements

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An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email jiahao@scal-academy.com.sg.

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