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

Thursday 13 Dec 2018

The Society of Construction Law Australia and the Young Constructor’s Committee of the Society of Construction Law Australia invite you to their joint End of Year Function in South Australia.

We will be joined by the Chair of the Society of Construction Law Australia and Partner of Piper Alderman, Mr Andrew Robertson.

RSVP by Friday 7 December 2018 to

More information is available on this flyer.



Piper Alderman, Level 16, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Latest News

Monday 10 Dec 2018

The SoCLA office will be closed for refurbishment from noon on Thursday 20 December 2018 until 9.00 am on Tuesday 29 January 2019.

The office will be operated remotely on the following days during January 2019

Monday 14 January, Wednesday 16 January, Monday 21 January, Wednesday 23 January 2019 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT)

The office phone [(02) 9230 3292] and email ( will not be checked at other times during the refurbishment.

Urgent enquiries outside of office hours should be directed to either or


Wednesday 31 Oct 2018

Our latest "Let's Connect" submission (by Maike Barton) is "The Impact of the Government Procurement Agrement to Procurement Laws in Australia".  This paper analyses the impact of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) within the World Trade Organisation (WTO), procurement legislation in construction law in Australia. This paper proposes a study of the relationship between the entities (Australian Government and GPA) outlining how and why the GPA affects the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR’s).  Members can download the paper from the Resources section.

Monday 22 Oct 2018

Our latest "Let's Connect" submission is  'Subjective objectivity - As built critical path analysis". Submitted by Tommy Wakefield-Smith, this paper looks at the different methods of delay analysis defined by the Delay and Disruption protocol 2nd edition, some of their issues, and ‘subjective objectivity’ and bias by reference to Nobel Prize winner Dr Daniel Kahneman and his work on ‘Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases’. 

Members can download this document from our Resources section.

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Mentoring Program

Applications for our 2019 Mentoring Program are now open. Further information about our mentoring program and how to apply can be found here.