The Society of Construction Law Australia

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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 26 Nov 2019

Prior to the High Court's recent decision in Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32, claims by builders and contractors on a quantum meruit basis could not exceed the agreed contractual price. That practice has now been ruled out in many cases.

This seminar will cover the background decision, precisely what was and was not decided and how the reasoning can affect both inside and outside the construction industry.

The key areas that will be reviewed include:

  • the differences between divisible and entire obligations;
  • understanding what the case decided;
  • the three sets of differing reasoning;
  • variations regulated by statute; and
  • broader impact.

For more information please see this flyer.

Location:
Clayton Utz, Level 28, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Thursday 28 Nov 2019

THIS EVENT IS ALMOST AT CAPACITY

SoCLA, MinterEllison, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) are presenting a panel event on 28 November 2019.  It will provide in-depth insights into all aspects of the development of renewable energy projects in Australia from engineering and construction, legal and commercial perspectives.

More information is available on this flyer.

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Location:
MinterEllison, Level 23, 525 Collins Street
Friday 6 Dec 2019

This three-day international conference  will feature significant developments in construction and arbitration law in India and be a momentous forum for industry leaders and specialists. Carrying on the reputable legacy of the 7th International Construction Law Conference, New Delhi, which was a conclave of more than 350 delegates and speakers from 24 countries, SCL India and CIArb India have joined hands to create a bigger and stronger gathering of judges, lawyers, construction professionals, academicians, industry leaders, engineers, and architects and other professionals from around the globe for exchanging ideas on contemporary issues of importance to the construction industry worldwide and India, particularly.

More information is available at www.SCLIndiaConference.com

Location:
New Delhi, India

Latest News

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.

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

Members are advised that new papers have recently been added to the SCL International website. Please contact admin@scl.org.au if you need assistance to register on the SCL International website. 

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