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

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 12:30 pm AEST

In several recent cases delay expert evidence was found to be unsatisfactory by the court.

This panel discussion featuring Petrina MacphersonWilliam KerrJeremie Witt and Samuel McCarthy traces the common problem areas with delay expert evidence moving through the processes from selection of the expert to cross-examination in arbitration or litigation, and provides strategies to ensure the preparation of persuasive and accessible delay analysis.

 

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Members are reminded that nominations for the SoCLA Board close at 5:00 pm this Thursday 16 July 2020 (AEST).

The notice calling for nominations can be found here and nomination form can be found here.

Thursday 9 Jul 2020

​The Society of Construction Law New Zealand is pleased to announce that 3-5 November 2021 are the new dates for the 9th International Society of Construction Law Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.  More information is available here.T

Wednesday 8 Jul 2020

Members may be in interested in participating in the following  Australian Building Codes Board survey in response to the Building Confidence Report.

 

 

Monday 6 Jul 2020

The ATO has provided clarification for recent queries about how rebates are applied for GST at settlement and how to complete Form one for purchasers if their contracts were signed before 1 July 2018.

Monday 6 Jul 2020

Members may be interested in The Warren Centre's "The Roles Report" which is now available for download.

 

Friday 3 Jul 2020

Nominations for the SoCLA Board are now open

The notice calling for nominations can be found here and nomination form can be found here.

The notice calling for nominations provides further information in relation to the Society and the role of the Board.

Nominations close on Thursday 16 July 2020 at 5:00 pm AEST.
 
Any enquires regarding the process should be directed to secretary@scl.org.au  and admin@scl.org.au.

Forthcoming events

Wednesday 15 Jul 2020

In several recent cases delay expert evidence was found to be unsatisfactory by the court.

This panel discussion featuring Petrina Macpherson, William Kerr, Jeremie Witt and Samuel McCarthy traces the common problem areas with delay expert evidence moving through the processes from selection of the expert to cross-examination in arbitration or litigation, and provides strategies to ensure the preparation of persuasive and accessible delay analysis.

Hosted by Sean Brady, SoCLA Director and Chair of the Events Subcommittee.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Location:
Online webinar
Thursday 23 Jul 2020

NEC is a relatively new form of contract for procuring engineering works, goods and services. It was built from the ground up to solve common industry challenges and delivers major benefits to clients and contractors alike in terms of ushering in a collaborative mindset, offering significant flexibility to tailor to specific situations; offering a broad suite of contracts for application across multiple sectors and scopes of work; presenting a manual for good project management and contract administration; and encouraging a proactive attitude to managing risk.

Amri Denton from HKA will present this seminar.

More information is available here

Please click here to register

Location:
Online Webinar
Thursday 6 Aug 2020

We know that every sector needs to be constantly reinventing itself and innovating. We also know that clients expect their representatives to be resourceful, creative thinkers. Contrary to popular belief, the most creative ideas are not unique or random. They have a template which makes them learnable, robust and applicable to any sector. What is more, they are used not outside but inside the box. In this webinar, Rachel Audigé will share some of the templates and the principles of Systematic Inventive Thinking that apply to them and work with the group to explore their value for Legal and Construction Professions.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Location:
Online webinar

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SoCLA Call for Board Nominations

Nominations for election to the SoCLA Board of Directors are now open.

Click here for further information

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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