The Society of Construction Law Australia

Welcome

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

Thursday 13 May 2021

Our colleagues at ACIF have prepared a summary of the parts of the Treasurer’s speech and Budget Paper No.1 in the 2021-22 Budget Papers relevant to the Australian construction industry. 

The summary is available here.

Thursday 13 May 2021

The NSW Government has now prepared a draft Amending Regulation to prescribe the fees that will be payable for registration from 1 July 2021.  The regulation will support the operation of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020. 

The Amending Regulation is available here with an explanatory document that discusses how the fees were developed.

SoCLA members are invited to provide feedback or comments on the proposed fees.   Please provide your feedback  by 4:00 pm on Friday 21 May.

 

Monday 10 May 2021

The Society is  pleased to be listed as a supporting organisation of this conference organised by Resolution Institute for 15-16 July 2021 at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

In addition, we have negotiated for SoCLA members to register at the Institute’s member discount.   Please contact us for the special registration link to obtain the discounted price. 

Thursday 29 Apr 2021

Monday 10 May 2021, 10.00 - 11.00am 

Members may be interested in the free Procurement webinar presented by the Industry Capability Network (ICN), the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and the Western Sydney Procurement Steering Committee.

Monday 26 Apr 2021

This webinar will be presented by Adam Constable QC, Lucy Garrett QC, Samuel Townend QC, Robert Fenwick Elliott and Jennie Wild of Keating Chambers

In this session, Keating Chambers will cover:

  • An overview of the law in respect of fiduciary duties, duties of confidentiality and expert duties.
  • Discussion of the UK court decision in A Company v Secretariat Consulting [2021] EWCA Civ 6.
  • The Australian position on conflicts of interest.
  • Other Australian law considerations (comparative law re dirty/clean experts and expert shopping).
  • Practical considerations (scope of expert retainers, how to contract out of fiduciary duties, injunctions etc).

 

 

Forthcoming events

Thursday 20 May 2021

Presented by Adam Constable QC, Lucy Garrett QC, Samuel Townend QC, Robert Fenwick Elliott and Jennie Wild of Keating Chambers

In this session, Keating Chambers will cover:

  • An overview of the law in respect of fiduciary duties, duties of confidentiality and expert duties.
  • Discussion of the UK court decision in A Company v Secretariat Consulting [2021] EWCA Civ 6.
  • The Australian position on conflicts of interest.
  • Other Australian law considerations (comparative law re dirty/clean experts and expert shopping).
  • Practical considerations (scope of expert retainers, how to contract out of fiduciary duties, injunctions etc).

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81300331777

More information is available on this flyer.

 

 

Location:
Online webinar
Thursday 3 Jun 2021

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 

Members of the panel will be based in Sydney and Melbourne.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, strictly limited tickets are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Welcome drinks and canapés served from 6:00 pm. 

The panel session will be available via livestream from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm for those unable to attend in person.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Strictly no unregistered attendees will be permitted to attend in person on the night. 

 

Location:
Livestreamed event
Thursday 3 Jun 2021

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 

Members of the panel will be based in Sydney and Melbourne.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, strictly limited tickets are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Welcome drinks and canapés served from 6:00 pm.  The panel discussion will be from 7:00 pm (and livestreamed on the Internet for those unable to attend in person).

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Strictly no unregistered attendees will be permitted to attend in person on the night. 

 

Location:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 42, 111 Eagle Street Brisbane
Thursday 3 Jun 2021

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 

Members of the panel will be based in Sydney and Melbourne.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, strictly limited tickets are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Welcome drinks and canapés served from 6:00 pm.  The panel discussion will be from 7:00 pm (and livestreamed on the Internet for those unable to attend in person).

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Strictly no unregistered attendees will be permitted to attend in person on the night. 

 

Location:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8-12 Chifley Square Sydney
Thursday 3 Jun 2021

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 

Members of the panel will be based in Sydney and Melbourne.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, strictly limited tickets are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Welcome drinks and canapés served from 6:00 pm.  The panel discussion will be from 7:00 pm (and livestreamed on the Internet for those unable to attend in person).

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Strictly no unregistered attendees will be permitted to attend in person on the night. 

 

Location:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 25, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne

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