Professional Negligence in Construction

26 Mar 2020 - Thu / 1 day / 2:30pm - 5:00pm / Selangor Bar Committee Auditorium, No.37, 39 & 41, Jalan Bola Jaring 13/15, Section 13, Shah Alam, 40100, Selangor

Talk outline:

  • Duty of care
  • Relationship between contractual duty and duty of care in tort
  • Professional standard
  • Duty of construction professionals to relevant parties
  • Non-delegable duties.
Highlight: Please note that this training session has been postponed until further notice.
Organisers: Selangor Bar

CPD Points: 2
Event Code:


Talk outline:

  • Duty of care
  • Relationship between contractual duty and duty of care in tort
  • Professional standard
  • Duty of construction professionals to relevant parties
  • Non-delegable duties.


Dr Teng Kam Wah  holds a PhD in construction law from the University of Malaya. He obtained both his LLB Hons and LLM degrees from the University of London. He first graduated with a science degree from the University of Malaya where he was awarded the University of Malaya Book Prize.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was, for a brief period, the Group Legal Manager of one of the largest construction, infrastructure and property development companies in Malaysia.

He was the 1st prize winner of the Vincent Powell-Smith Competition in construction law. He has more than twenty law articles published in journals. He has taught law part time at the University of Malaya.

He is the author of the book Construction Defect Claims in Malaysia (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019). He practises in construction dispute resolution as counsel, adjudicator and arbitrator.

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