Seminars & Trainings


Mastering Loss & Expense Claims

On May 16, 2019




The benefits

  • Detailed Explanation for difficult problem areas
  • Speakers Who Are Experienced construction industry practitioners
  • Comprehensive Seminar Notes
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Reference to Malaysia Standard Forms of Contract


The seminar objectives

  • To obtain a clear understanding of the definition of loss & expense and an appreciation of the contract provisions for loss & expense relating to contract administration.
  • Learn how the evaluation of loss & expense claims should take place.
  • Take part in practical problem solving when assessing any loss & expense entitlement.


What participants have said about Charlton Martin Seminars

  • “Comprehensive seminar material”
  • “The Q & A sessions and case studies during the workshop were very practical and related to my work”
  • “The content and language used by the speakers was easy to understand and straight forward”
  • “Speakers interacted well with the participants”
  • “Practical knowledge that helps in my daily work”


CPD Credit Points

  • This seminar qualifies to meet the CPD requirements of the Construction Industry Development Board, Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Board of Architects Malaysia, Board of Engineers Malaysia and international professions
  • HRDF claimable
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued




Session 1 – Defining Loss and Expense

  • The Definition of Loss and Expense: Actual Loss Incurred, and Agreed Rates
  • Events Giving Rise to Claims
  • Global Claims
  • Common Law Claims
  • Cost of Preparing the Claim


Session 2 – Contract Provision for Loss and Expense

  • Notice Requirements
  • Nature and Forms of Notices
  • Condition Precedent and the Consequences of Failure to Give Notice or Make An Application
  • Qualification to Loss and Expense Clauses
  • Contemporaneous Records on Delay and Disruptions
  • Contemporaneous Records on Loss and Expense


Session 3 – Evaluation of Loss and Expense Claims

  • Prolongation Claims
  • Disruption Claims
  • Financing Charges
  • Head Office Overheads



The afternoon will be dedicated to a practical workshop conducted in two parts where participants will be given the opportunity to apply the subject matter of the morning lectures within a simulated live project scenario. Workshops have proven to be a very popular learning medium among participants especially as a means of applying the principles learnt during the lecture sessions.

What a recent participant said: "what pleased me most about the seminar was the workshop sessions which reinforced my learning experience and I get to apply these to my work environment"




08:30 – 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:50: Session 1
09:50 – 10:40: Session 2
10:40 – 11:00: Tea/Coffee
11:00 – 12:00: Session 3
12:00 – 12:30: Questions & Discussion
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 17:00: Workshops (including Coffee/Tea break)
17:00: Close



RM1,200.00 for 1-3 persons, RM1,100.00 for 4-10 persons.

For registration of more than 10 pax, please call Sheila K / Puteri for special rates at Tel: 603 2287 5175 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The fee includes lunch, tea / coffee breaks and seminar notes.
*The seminar fee payable is inclusive of Sales & Service Tax



BSc, LLB(Hons), MSc, MRICS, FCIArb, FMIArb, FSIArb, FMSAdj
Rodney is the Chief Executive of the Charlton Martin Group, having previously been employed as Group Regional Director and Senior Vice President of two major contracts consultancy groups in the Asia Pacific Region. Of his 32 years of experience, 22 have been at senior level in this region. Additionally, Rodney has worked for many clients in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. Rodney holds dual qualifications in quantity surveying and law and as a chartered quantity surveyor is a specialist in construction contract consultancy providing professional and technical advice to clients relating to contract documentation, contractual claims, dispute avoidance and resolution. He is an accredited mediator, panel arbitrator and panel adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre and is an experienced speaker within the region. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as well as both the Malaysian and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Rodney has been appointed as Expert Witness on matters relating to quantum and has acted as lay advocate in arbitration proceedings. Rodney has also been appointed as an arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator and Dispute Adjudication Board member in Malaysia. He has lived in Kuala Lumpur since 1997.


BSc(Hons), LLB(Hons), Dip. Int. Arb., FCIArb, FMSAdj, MRISM, Reg.QS
John is a Director of Charlton Martin Consultants Sdn Bhd. John holds dual qualifications in quantity surveying and law, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicator, a Certified Adjudicator under Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), a Registered Quantity Surveyor with the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia and a Member of The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia. John is a Panel Arbitrator and Adjudicator with AIAC and has acted as an adjudicator and an arbitrator in proceedings. John has over 22 years of experience in quantity surveying and construction contracts consultancy including providing contractual advice; contract management and administration; preparing as well as assessing loss and expense claims and extension of time claims; and giving claims support in arbitrations/adjudications and acting as an expert witness in arbitration and court proceedings. John represents parties in adjudications and mediates settlement of disputes between parties. John is an experienced speaker at seminars on construction claims in Malaysia. Apart from Malaysia, John has experience in preparing construction claims for projects in Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Shanghai, Mexico, Algeria and the Middle East.


BSc(Hons), PGDip, MSc, MBA, MSc, MRICS, MCIOB, MRISM, ICEACA, Reg.QS, Chartered Construction Manager
Shawn is a well-qualified multi-disciplinary professional with over 31 years of experience in construction, engineering, energy and infrastructure projects. His experience on large scale projects covers many sectors, executed under various contractual arrangements, inter alia, Traditional Contracts, Management Contracting, Construction Management, Design & Build, Turnkey, BOT, PFI and PPP. Shawn specialises in the provision of dispute related services, having previously been employed in two major contract consultancy groups and as senior commercial manager of a large multi-national company where he headed the commercial and risk division, managing and directing operation resources, oversees contract administration, arbitration, adjudication, and other legal matters. The combination of his technical, quantity surveying, project management, IT, law and business administration skills enables him to assist clients in a broad range of issues and maximising the prospects of success in a cost-effective manner. He counsels employers, contractors and subcontractors in commercial, retail, office, residential, civil engineering, industrial park, power plants and airport projects and was recognised for his ability to effectively resolve complex and difficult commercial and contractual matters.


CHARLTON MARTIN – Construction Contracts Consultants
Michael Charlton and Rodney Martin have worked together successfully for more than two decades, the majority of which have been as Chairman and CEO of the Charlton Martin Group. The Charlton Martin Group was established in 2007 with practices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They bring in excess of fifty years' experience of working in Asia Pacific. The Charlton Martin Group provides services to the construction industry on contractual matters and contract administration; claims preparation; training and seminars; mediation; adjudication and arbitration services; litigation support and expert witness services.

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