Prof. Rudi Klein

Rudi Klein is Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, an umbrella body representing the interests of 60,000 firms in the specialist engineering sector. He is also a barrister specialising in construction law.


He was actively involved in the piloting of the ‘Construction Act’ through the UK Parliament and originated Section 112 of the Act dealing with the right of suspension of construction contracts for non-payment. He campaigned for amendments to the Act to overcome weaknesses in the legislation. When Part 8 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill was introduced he drafted amendments which were debated in Parliament. An amendment on security for payment was lost by 69 votes in the House of Commons.


He is an adjudicator on the Adjudication Panel of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). He has lectured extensively on legal and contractual matters.

He is an honorary member of the Society of Construction Law.


Rudi has given advice to both the New Zealand and Singaporean Governments in the development of their respective construction contracts legislation. He has worked with Senator Quinn on the drafting of the Construction Contracts Bill. He was a member of a European Commission working party drafting a harmonised code of contract law for the European Union.


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