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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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Latest Events

SoCLA - New Technology and Innovation Joint Event - All States (Update on Speakers and Start Times)

Thu 5 May 2016


Further to our previous announcement to attend an interactive panel discussion on 5 May 2016 by simultaneous video broadcast on the topic “New Technology and Innovation – Welcome to the Future of Construction Law and Practice”, we are very pleased to announce that the Honourable Justice Vickery of the Supreme Court of Victoria (Judge-in-Charge of the Technology, Engineering and Construction List in Victoria and Patron of SoCLA in Australia) will also be speaking at this event.

In view of the number of speakers and our desire to facilitate discussion following the presentations, we will also be bringing forward the start times for this event in all venues by 15 minutes. Please see the updated invitation attached here for revised start times.

For those who have already RSVP’d for this event, there is no need to RSVP again. We will also ensure that all persons who have already RSVP’d for this event are contacted individually to confirm the revised start times.

Tour of the New Perth Library

Thu 12 May 2016

The Young Constructors Committee invites you to Tour the New Perth Library. Places are strictly limited. To book a place, click here

Capturing innovation in the Tender Process – hosted hypothetical by Endstate

Wed 18 May 2016

We draw our members attention to the following external event hosted by Endstate:

Capturing innovation in the Tender Process – an Endstate hypothetical

Join Endstate and a panel of experts as they explore this topical issue through the scenario - Bondi Island Airport Gets Go-Ahead.

Through the hypothetical, our panel will explore the challenges for capturing innovation in the tender process so that innovative ideas can be assessed objectively, fairly and competitively. Our intention is to investigate how these challenges can be resolved using a simulated scenario and a panel of experts - we also expect the audience to be active participants.

Come and meet our VIP guest panellist The Hon Nick Greiner AC, former Premier and Treasurer (1988 – 1992); with well-known TV personality James O’Loghlin host of the ABC program ‘The New Inventors’ as the Moderator.

Click here for more information.


Tour of Adelaide Convention Centre

Tue 14 June 2016

Join a exclusive tour of the Adelaide Convention Centre. Click here for more.

See you in Brazil - 6th SCL international Biennial Conference - 13-15 September 2016

Tue 13 September 2016


The Society of Construction Law Australia (SoCLA) is pleased to announce that Australia is taking an active role in Brazil at the Sixth International Society of Construction Law Biennial Conference being held on 13‑15 September 2016.

SoCLA is sponsoring the Academic Forum and SoCLA members, in particular, Matthew Bell, are leading the Forum.  This demonstrates the pre-eminence of Australia in the teaching practice of construction law.

SoCLA’s Patron, His Honour Justice Vickery, will be a speaker and a panellist.

SoCLA members are encouraged to attend the conference in Brazil, which will include speakers from five continents.  The preliminary information is available on the website:

We hope to see you there!



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