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Have You Found Yourself in Court?

What happens when you get sued?

What’s an expert witness?

Why do they make me stand outside the courtroom as a witness?

In this built environment industry, you will come across these questions sometime in your career, if not already have experienced the courtroom yourself. Litigation in the building industry is not unusual. Consultants are often in the firing line and skilled and aggressive counsel can often make even a seasoned professional look incompetent. 

You need to be prepared!

Come along to this evening debate and hear from a unique father and son duo. We'll provide some insight to the operation of the legal system which regulates the built environment industry. Hear from Engineer turned Barrister, Brett Codd and 2018 appointed member of the Order of Australia (AM), Eddie Codd.

This seminar has been designed to:

  • help participants understand what to expect of the court environment
  • how best to deal with aggressive questioning
  • familiarise participants with the layout of the court room, its furnishings and equipment and the roles of the participants


Guest Speaker 1: Eddie Codd AM, ARCHITECT, AIA Life Fellow, DIA Hall of Fame

Eddie Codd has had an unusually broadly based career as an architect, industrial designer, manufacturer of furniture and structures, registered builder, inventor and senior academic. This year, Eddie has received the award of the Order of Australia (AM) for his “significant service to architecture, industrial design and to the built environment, to education, and to professional institutes.”
Guest Speaker 2: Brett Codd ENGINEER, BARRISTER
Brett completed an engineering degree at the University of Queensland in 1985, and then worked for almost 20 years as a structural and civil engineer, and project manager in Australia and in the UK. Brett was admitted to practice as a Barrister-at-Law in 2004, and practiced at the private bar in Brisbane from his admission. His practice has broadly involved almost all types of matters which arise from the building and construction industry, and the associated professions. These have included conventional construction disputes, professional negligence claims, professional disciplinary matters, licensing, insolvency and administrative review of decisions made by statutory regulators.
Registrations and the bar opens at 6pm. Please be seated for a 6:30pm start.
Please have your ticket ready for scanning at the front door.
Are you in the built environment profession? We'll love for you to come along such as Engineers, Landscape Architects, Town Planners, Quantity Surveyors.


Queensland Chapter
Auditorium, 70 Merivale St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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