Remedies for Non-Payment

Navigating Options for Expedited Payment and Dispute Resolution in the Event of Non-Payment



Given that cash flow is the lifeblood of a Contractor’s ability to carry out works under any Construction Project, a sound understanding of options in the event non-payment is crucial. These range from the most prominent avenue for expedited payment in Security of Payment Act Adjudication to more drastic avenues such as Arbitration & Litigation. With the aid of local case law, relevant statutory rules and practical considerations, this session seeks to provide up-to-date insights on the various remedies available to Contractors in the event that payment is withheld.



From this presentation, it is hoped that participants may observe how the three methods of dispute resolution actually interact with one another in practice, and have an idea of what may actually transpire or be done in the event a payment dispute transpires


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the options available to contractors for expediting payment in the event of non-payment

  • Familiarize with the Security of Payment Act Adjudication process and its role in resolving payment disputes

  • Explore the options of arbitration and litigation as methods of dispute resolution

  • Understand how the various methods of dispute resolution interact with one another in practice

  • Gain insight into the steps that may be taken in the event of a payment dispute.


Target Audience

  • Contractors

  • Sub-Contractors

  • Architects

  • Quantity Surveyors

  • Construction Managers

  • Developers

  • Project Managers

  • Professional Consultants

  • Those involved in the construction industry


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL member: $162.00

CIJC member: $194.40

Non-member: $194.40


Speaker Profile

Christopher Chuah

Managing Director, Christopher Chuah Law Chambers LLC and President, Chartered Institute of Building, Singapore (CIOB)

Christopher has extensive experience in overseas and international projects. In January 2018, Christopher was amongst the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be appointed Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law for his years of experience in construction matters. He was amongst the first batch of adjudicators to be accredited under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B, 2006 Rev Ed). He is also a member of the Construction Adjudication Accreditation Committee and co-editor of the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review. Christopher has also acted as leading counsel in many landmark construction cases. He is also an adjunct professor in Construction Law at the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 3.0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.



PDU: 3 Units

CET: 3 Hours

CPAS: 3 Units


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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 Ms Tan Wei Xuan at 67939020 or email

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