The Society of Construction Law Australia


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



Forthcoming events

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Research indicates that 2 in 5 of us are affected by mental duress and strain in the workplace.  As the end of year and holiday season approaches, pressures can pinch even more.

Kelli MacMillan, registered psychologist and former lawyer,will present a seminar to help professionals build essential coping skills to consistently perform at the top of their game.

More information is available on this flyer.

Presented by Lighthouse Club Perth, HWL Ebsworth and the Society of Construction Law Australia.


HWL Ebsworth, Level 20, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

You are invited to SoCLA's end of year function. 

To supplement festive cheer, refreshments and networking opportunities, four leading figures in the construction industry will provide brief reflections on developments in 2019 and their thoughts on the opportunities in the year ahead. 

More information is available on this flyer.

Registrations close Friday 6 December 2019.


Clayton Utz, Level 18, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne
Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

SoCLA invites you to celebrate the end of another huge year in Construction Law.

Come and catch up with Andrew Robertson, of Piper Alderman, Chair of the Society of Construction Law, and Jeremy Coggins, the winner of this year’s Brooking prize for his paper ‘'Levelling the Playing Field’ – A proposal for the regulation of unfair contract terms in construction contracts.

Please feel free to extend an invitation to your colleagues. 

More information is available on this flyer.

Registrations close on Monday, 9 December 2019.




Thomson Geer, level 7, 19 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Latest News

Thursday 28 Nov 2019

Sydney Build is part of Oliver Kinross's Build Series, also taking place in London, Chicago and New York. First launched in 2016, the expo is dedicated entirely to building and construction opportunities in Sydney and its surrounding regions.

Across the span of two days, the event brings together thousands of construction professionals, architects, engineers, designers, developers and government representatives. In addition to boasting over 350 exhibitors, Sydney Build – like its counterparts overseas – prides itself on being content-driven. 300 top level speakers from across the industry take part in informative CPD accredited presentations, themed into 20 free-to-attend Summits:.

For more information and to register a complimentary ticket:

Wednesday 23 Oct 2019

Members are advised that the 2019 National Conference papers are now available here for download.    Please click here for the full list of all Resources.

Thursday 17 Oct 2019

Members may be interested in completing a short survey to assist one of our members who is carrying out research through the University of New South Wales for the purpose of developing an intelligent contract platform for the construction industry.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be found here.

The survey also gives a brief explanation on what the intelligent contract (or iContract) is and how it has the potential to disrupt the construction industry.

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SoCLA Office Hours

The SoCLA office will be unattended from 3:00 pm Thursday 28 November 2019 until 9:00 am Monday 9 December 2019. Urgent enquiries during this time should be directed to