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Conference 2016 registrations now open

The Society of Construction Law Australia and the Conference Organising Committee are pleased to invite you to be part of the National Conference 2016 – Building Australia’s Future.

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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

Sydney - ACICA: Brexit and its Implications for International Arbitration

Mon 24 October 2016

ACICA is pleased to invite you to a special seminar event at the Australian Disputes Centre on 24 October 2016. Lord Goldsmith QC PC will speak on "Brexit and Its Implications for International Arbitration". The seminar will be followed by networking drinks.    

Melbourne - How to build a high rise building - Stage 4 Financing & Planning the Project

Thu 27 October 2016

Following the highly successful seminars on "Stage 1: Architecture," "Stage 2: Geotechnical Engineering" and "Stage 3: Valuing the Works", the Society now presents the next chapter in its series on ‘how to build a high rise building’.  Forthcoming presentations will consider: sales and legal documentation.

Brisbane - Book Launch: Rules of the Game

Wed 2 November 2016

Come join The BCW to celebrate the release of their latest book, Rules of the Game: Women in the Masculine Industries.



Thu 3 November 2016

The Society of Construction Law Australia and the Conference Organising Committee are pleased to invite you to be part of the National Conference 2016 –Building Australia’s Future.

The conference’s speakers include some of the most recognised and respected names within the construction law and building and construction industries.

The National Conference will be held from Thursday 3rd November – Saturday 5th November in Canberra.

Further information can be found here

Melbourne: The Lighthouse Club Get Together

Thu 10 November 2016

The Lighthouse Club welcomes construction professionals to the next Get Together on 10 November 2016.

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  • Discounts - Discounts on various seminars and conferences
  • Reciprocal Benefits - Reciprocal benefits with some sister societies
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