The Society of Construction Law Australia

Welcome

The Society of Construction Law (Australia) is a single national organisation of members, at all stages of their professional career, who share an interest in construction law.  The 16 founding members were drawn from all mainland states as are the current directors.

The Society encourages the active involvement of all of its members and discourse across the broad spectrum of issues relating to construction law, including matters of policy and legislation, "front end" issues, dispute avoidance, and all forms of dispute resolution.

To view the Society's Objects and Vision please click here

 

 

Latest News

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has announced the Homebuilder Economic Response to the Coronavirus.
HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations. 

More information is available here.

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

Members may be interested in the new Resource "COVID-19: Managing the Impact on Construction Contracts" (COVID-19 - Frustration and Force Majeure Relief - Construction Contracts) by Hon Peter Vickery QC.  The paper can be downloaded here

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

The NSW Government announced the successfully passing through Parliament of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019  on 3 June 2020.

The Media Release can be found here.

Wednesday 3 Jun 2020

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and in the current landscape that means putting your valuable data in the hands of criminals.

Presented by Brendan Read and Vishka Peiris of KordaMentha.

More information is available here

Please click here to register.

Thursday 28 May 2020

Members are advised that the webinar papers presented by Andrew Downie and Joel Silver are available for download in our Resources section.

Thursday 21 May 2020

The NSW Government has provided its first response to the First Report (Report No. 4): Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building Disputes

Thursday 21 May 2020

The Queensland Economics and Governance Committee  is inviting written submissions from all interested parties on any aspect of the Queensland Government’s economic response to COVID-19, as informed by the inquiry terms of reference (see inquiry webpage). 

Forthcoming events

Friday 12 Jun 2020

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and in the current landscape that means putting your valuable data in the hands of criminals.

Presented by Brendan Read and Vishka Peiris of KordaMentha.

More information is available here

Please click here to register.

Location:
Online webinar
Tuesday 23 Jun 2020

Construction law has evolved in numerous ways over the past few years. In England and Australia, many developments have taken place along common lines. But there are also some notable differences, which give us cause for reflection as to ‘which approach works best’.

Hosted by the Society of Construction Law Australia and the Society of Construction Law (UK) this webinar presented by Julian Bailey will consider some of the key developments in construction law and notable areas of divergence in construction law between England and Australia.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Location:
Online webinar

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National Conference

Our 2020 National Conference has been postponed until early 2021. Further details will be provided in due course. Click here for further information

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