This MWKA Online Talk was delivered on 13 January 2020 by Ms Christine Toh and moderated by Ms Hannah Patrick. Please visit to register for upcoming talks.

In construction contracts, a retention sum is intended to ensure due performance by the contractor. However, disputes are common and some employers retain the retention sum without justification. Join us for this online talk in which our speakers will explain what retention sums are and how contractors can claim for the release of retention sums.

Talk points:
● How retentions sums are supposed to work in construction contracts
● Options available when the employer refuses to release retention sums
● How to claim for retention sums if the employer has been wound up
● Impact of the COVID Act on claims for the release of retention sums

Speakers: Christine Toh (Partner)
Moderator: Hannah Patrick (Senior Associate)

A copy of the talk slides in PDF format is available for download here.

Retention Sums in Construction Contracts: Rights and Remedies

13 January, 2021


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