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Podcast Episode 11: The effect of pandemics on contract disputes with Kjersti Lerkerod

Mail Manager 17 Apr, 2020

Senior lawyer Kjersti Lerkerod joins us in episode 11 of the 'Changing Construction' podcast to chat about the impact coronavirus is having on projects and disputes, and her top tips for managing contract disputes through these uncertain times. 

Episode 11: Kjersti Lerkerod


Oslo-based senior lawyer Kjersti Lerkerod joins our very own Mario Christophides to discuss the challenges with handling disputes in these uncertain times, as well as her best tips for managing contract disputes in general and the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the industry.

Here are Kjersti's five top tips for handling dispute challenges relating to coronavirus in a construction project:

  1. Make sure to notify claims according to the contract
  2. Take reasonable efforts to try to overcome the obstacles
  3. Produce and transmit documentation identifying the negative impact of the coronavirus, for example, daily or weekly reports
  4. Initiate a constructive dialogue with your contract parties
  5. Be careful to distinguish between corona related challenges and other obstacles in a project. The latter should be notified and documented separately

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About Kjersti:

Kjersti is an Oslo-based senior lawyer in law firm Kluge Advokatfirma. She has more than 7 years’ experience within construction law and litigation, and advises both contractors and construction clients. Kjersti is currently seconded as general counsel in Kruse Smith entreprenør, a large Norwegian construction company.

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