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SCL International

The Society is pleased to announce the formation of SCL International. 

There is now a Society of Construction Law in over 15 countries.  Each of these Societies have now come together to build cooperation and collaboration between the Societies. 

SCL International has established a website (  Members of the Australian Society can apply to be registered on the website by visiting  Before visiting the site you should obtain the registration code.  The registration code can be obtained by emailing  Once membership has been confirmed you will receive log in details.

Each Society is able to post papers and other material on the international website.  The Australian Society will begin publishing material shortly.

Access to papers from the UK Society is now available through the international website rather than through the historical arrangements between the Australian Society and the UK Society.

SCL International will oversee the biennial international conference. 

SCL International is keen to be of service to memebrs of the Societies around the world. 

The contact points between the Australian Society and SCL International are our Societies Chair, Basil Georgiou, and our two SCL International Liaison Officers, Phillip Greenham and Ian Bailey QC.  They can be contacted by emailing

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Mentoring Program

The SoCLA Mentoring Program has now been launched at events around the country.

This is a very innovative program which is strongly support by the Board.  Both potential mentors and mentees are encouraged to apply to participate.

The program guidelines can be found here and the application form can be found here. We encourage you to apply for the mentor or mentee positions.


The closing date for this round of applications is 31 March 2015.

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New eBook - the Papers of the 2013 Conference

Construction, Technology and the Law

Members wil be pleased to note that the papers of the Society's 2013 conference 'Construction, Technology and the Law' have now been compiled into a book and are available for purchase.

Members can download a pdf of the book form our eshop at no cost.  If you take advantage of this opportunity please do not recirculate the pdf.  The pdf can be downloaded from here.  It will be necessary to be logged in as a member to access this link.

Members can also purchase a hard copy of the book from our eshop.  The book is available in hard cover and soft cover versions.  The purchase price for members is discounted.  The eshop page for this publicaiton can be found here.

Members may note that we now have three books available for purchase from the eshop.  The three books can be viewed here

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Latest Events

Seminar on Variations - Perth - Tuesday 28 April 2015

Tue 28 April 2015

Members are advised of a presentation on the subject of ‘Can a principal ever be under a duty to instruct a variation?

The presentation will be held at the LouVe Cafe, Ground Floor, 58 Mounts Bay Road, Perth on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Seminar on Variations - Melbourne - 30 April 2015

Thu 30 April 2015

Members are advised of a presentation on the subject of ‘Can a principal ever be under a duty to instruct a variation?’

The presentation will be held at the Melbourne office of Holman Fenwick Willan at Level 41, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne on 30 April 2015.

Meet and Greet - Perth - Young Constructors Committee - 30 April

Thu 30 April 2015

The Young Constructors Committee in Western Australia has arranged a meet and greet with members.

This will give members of the Society the opportunity to meet members of the Committee and to disucss the proposed activities for 2015.

The event is on Thursday 30 April.  Details can be found here.

European Society of Construction Law Congress - London - 1 to 3 October 2015

Thu 1 October 2015

The European Society of Construction Law has announced is Congress for 2015.  The congress, entitled "Beyond Conflict in Construction", will be held in London on 1, 2 and 3 October 2015.

Preliminary details can be found here.

Registration details will be available in due course.

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