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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

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.

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Sydney - Defects and Damages Seminar

Wed 18 May 2016

Mr Duncan Miller SC will present a seminar in Sydney on defects and damages on Wednesday 18 May 2016, commencing at 5:30pm.

This event is run in conjunction with Wotton + Kearney.

Brisbane - Lighthouse Club Australia

Thu 19 May 2016

Members may already be aware of the work of the Lighthouse Club. An international charitable organisation established throughout the world to promote good fellowship among members, who work in, or who are associated with the construction industry. For those members who are interested, a number of events are being hosted by the Lighthouse Club this month in various States. The next event will be held in Brisbane on 19 May. For more information go to


Melbourne 2016 Construction Careers Panel

Thu 19 May 2016

Enjoy learning about construction law and interested in the range of careers available in the industry? Come along on Thursday 19 May 2016 and hear from five highly experienced panellists speak about their experiences and involvement in the construction industry.

This event is free to attend.

Melbourne - How to Build a High Rise (Part 3)

Thu 26 May 2016

The third installment in the 'How to Build a High Rise' series will cover assessing the cost and value of the works and will be held on Thursday 26 May 2016 at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start at Clayton Utz (Level 18, 333 Collins Street).

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  • Discounts - Discounts on various seminars and conferences
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