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Building the West

The Society of Construction Law is part of the Western Australia Infrastructure Coalition. It is a broadly-based infrastructure industry group that has been established to promote and facilitate the creation of an independent statutory authority “Infrastructure WA”. The Infrastructure Coalition also aims to provide a robust forum for industry involvement in infrastructure issues. 

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Australian Construction Industry Forum

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The Society is pleased to advise that it is now a member of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF).

The ACIF is the meeting place for leaders of the construction industry in Australia.

ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies.

Members of the ACIF are the most significant Associations in the industry, spanning the entire asset creation process from feasibility through design, cost planning, construction and building and management. 

Membership will allow the Society to participate in discussions regarding key issues affecting the industry and to strengthen its voice on behalf of the industry.

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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 AM SC.  They can be contacted by emailing

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Latest Events

SoCLA Event - Perth - 20 September 2017 - AS11000: Where to Now?

Wed 20 September 2017

Members in Perth are invited to attend a seminar by

Mark Griffiths of Latitude Consulting Engineers

and hosted by Clyde & Co, Perth on

AS11000: Where to Now ?

Registration commences at 5.30 pm

For more information and to rsvp

SoCLA Event - Sydney - 9 October 2017 - Philip Britton - 'Trouble with the Neighbours'

Mon 9 October 2017

Holding Redlich and SOCLA are delighted to invite you to our upcoming event with our speaker Philip Britton LLB BCL. The event will be chaired by Matthew Bell.

Monday 9 October 2017 from 5.45 pm for a 6.00 pm start.

Networking and refreshments will follow.

Please click here for more information and to rsvp. 


Australian Cladding & Building Standards Summit | 7-8 December 2017 – Novotel on Collins, Melbourne

Thu 7 December 2017

In the wake of the 2014 Lacrosse Tower fire in Melbourne and more recently the tragic fire in London’s Grenfell Tower, federal, state, and local governments, regulators and industry bodies throughout Australia are faced with the urgent need for audits and testing of existing buildings for non-conforming building products.

There are a number of unanswered questions around the need for new safety standards, a new system for compliance regulation and uncertainties around who pays for the replacement of non-conforming building products?

The Australian Cladding & Building Standards Summit will look to address these issues and more.

This is going to be a landmark event for the building and construction industry. Find out more here

SoCLA members will receive a 15% discount - more information will be provided about this soon 

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Member benefits

  • Contacts - Opportunity to make valuable contacts
  • Education - Opportunity to continue your learning
  • Discounts - Discounts on various seminars and conferences
  • Reciprocal Benefits - Reciprocal benefits with some sister societies
  • Members Only Resources - Access to members only publications, videos and other resources
  • Involvement - Opportunity to participate in the development of the Society
  • Newsletter - Enjoy a reduced subscription rate to the long established and reputable Australian Construction Law Newsletter.
  • Professional Mentoring - Participate in a national, industry-wide mentoring program