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

Sunday 22 Sep 2019

The International Bar Association Annual Conference will be held in Seoul, South Korea from 22-27 September 2019.

More information is available from this link.

Seoul, South Korea
Thursday 26 Sep 2019

This event is at venue capacity.  Thank you for your interest in this event.

Contracting parties are more and more sophisticated in protecting their interests in construction contracts, but has delay analysis and EOT assessment kept pace?

This presentation  by Mark Griffiths will look at advances and trends in both the theory and practice of delay analysis as it relates to EOT assessment.

Areas covered will include contract provisions, delay assessment methodology, programming best practice and common pitfalls.

More information is available on this flyer.


Pinsent Masons, Two International Towers, Level 32 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Monday 18 Nov 2019

The Society is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this conference which will launch Australian Arbitration Week.  SoCLA members can register at the CIArb Australia/ACICA member discounted rate. 

For registration and other details including discount accommodation at The Westin Brisbane, please click here.


The Westin Hotel, Brisbane

Latest News

Monday 15 Jul 2019

Members in Sydney may be interested in the prefabAUS 2019 Conference from 10-11 September at the International Convention Centre.  More information is available from their website 

Thursday 11 Jul 2019

The Society offers the Brooking Prize annually for the best essay submitted in the field of construction law.

It is named after The Hon Robert Brooking AO QC in recognition of his Honour’s pioneering contribution to the study and practice of construction law in Australia.

The Society is delighted to announce the following results in the 2019 Brooking Prize.


Paper title


Recommended result

‘Levelling the Playing Field’ – A proposal for the regulation of unfair contract terms in construction contracts

Dr Jeremy Coggins (SA)


Protecting David from Goliath: Why Harmonising Australian Security of Payment Laws is not in Queensland's Best Interests

Jane Evelyn (Qld)


Contractors, Owners and Banks: relationships built on trust and security?

Daniel Morris (WA)


Out-of-pocket security, out of control?

Tina Funge (NSW)


The early resolution of construction disputes – has the High Court changed the game?

William Marshall (NSW)


Is it ever appropriate to employ a prospective delay analysis for a time distant event, in a dispute context?

Catherine Williams (SA)



Information about the 2020 Brooking Prize will be published here later in 2019.

Wednesday 3 Jul 2019

Members may be interested in the International Bar Association Annual Conference which will be held in Seoul, South Korea from 22-27 September 2019.

More information is available from this link.

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