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. Meet 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

Wednesday 3 Mar 2021

Members may be interested in the NSW Department of Education Jobtrainer - Construction initiative.  More information is available here.

Thursday 25 Feb 2021

Thursday 11 March 2021 at 12:30 pm AEDT

This presentation by Owen Hayford is based on his highly commended entry in SoCLA’s 2020 Brooking Prize essay competition.

SoCLA members can access the essay here via SoCLA’s website.

More information is available on this flyer.

Please click here to register

Thursday 18 Feb 2021

Members may be interested in the Victorian Building Authority - Construction Section Latest Covid-19 Advice available here.

Monday 15 Feb 2021

Australian business can now apply for grant funding through the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative, to trial commercial uses of 5G technology as part of the Morrison Government’s JobMaker Digital Business Plan. 

More information, including the notice board and how to apply, is available here 

Thursday 11 Feb 2021

Thursday 11 February 2021 at 12:30 pm AEDT

Governments are relying heavily on the construction industry to lead the economy out of recession but the industry is sick. Profitability is at an all-time low and productivity growth over the last thirty years trails that of other significant industries by 25 per cent. Women make up only 12 per cent of the construction workforce and construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than a workplace incident.

Could a global pandemic provide a long awaited catalyst for real and lasting change to how projects are procured and delivered?

Join the Australian Constructors Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Davies, as he shares his thoughts on the opportunity for change, the form it could take and what it might mean for contracts.


Wednesday 10 Feb 2021

Members are advised of the SA draft Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Review Recommendations) Amendment Bill 2021 (the draft Bill).

Wednesday 3 Feb 2021

Members may be interested to attend the 7th Annual Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit (Sydney, 23rd Feb or Melbourne, 25th Feb), where a leading line-up of expert speakers will break down how you can reduce exposure to defects and faulty building products and provide insight into how you can maintain compliance within an ever changing regulatory environment.  


Forthcoming events

Thursday 11 Mar 2021

Much has been written over the years on the application of the so-called “duty to warn” to construction projects.

In more recent times, the building industry has been rocked by the combustible cladding crisis. Public inquiries, litigation and building industry reform initiatives have ensued, as stakeholders and regulators look to apportion blame, allocate rectification costs and prevent situations like the Grenfell fire from recurring.

This presentation by Owen Hayford is based on his ‘highly commended’ entry in SoCLA’s 2020 Brooking Prize essay competition.

More information is available on this flyer.


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