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 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

Wednesday 24 Oct 2018

As part of WA Mental Health Week SoCLA, MATES and Squire Patton Boggs invite you to a General Awareness Training Seminar.

Participants will become aware of the signals that someone may be working through a difficult time, and how to help.

Food and drinks will follow.

The seminar is being provided free of charge, and Members are invited to make a donation in kind via www.matesinconstruction.org.au

More information is available on this flyer.

 

Location:
Squire Patton Boggs, Level 21, 300 Murray Street, Perth
Tuesday 30 Oct 2018

This presentation will review recent cases concerning co-insurance in England and in Scotland including Gard Marine and Energy v. China National Chartering [2017] 1 WLR 1793 and SSE Generation v Hochtief Solutions [2018] CSIH 26, in particular the extent to which co-insurance potentially prevents claims by contractors against sub-contractors.

Nick Longley is a Partner who advises on construction and construction insurance law, focusing particularly on arbitration relating to major infrastructure and energy-related projects. Nick is on the list of arbitrators at the HKIAC, an IAMA Grade 3 arbitrator as well as being on the list of arbitrators held by the Asian International Arbitration Centre. Nick is admitted in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia.

More information is available on this flyer.

 

Location:
HFW Australia, Level 39, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Friday 9 Nov 2018

Members in Sydney may be interested in this seminar presented by Legalwise.

As a consequence of NSW's Government significant investment in metropolitan and regional infrastructure to support growth and new measures designed to improve housing affordability, residential building across NSW has surged. This useful seminar brings together renowned experts in the residential building field to provide a timely update on the Home Building Act as it applies to building disputes involving residential building work in NSW.

SoCLA members can obtain a special rate.  Please contact info@legalwiseseminars.com.au or telephone Legalwise Seminars on (02) 9387 8133.

Further information about the seminar is available here.

 

Location:
UNSW, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney

Latest News

Monday 10 Sep 2018

Be sure to check out Jaclyn Masters' review of Dr Donald Charrett's newly published text "The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects".  Further details about Dr Charrett's text can be found here and it is available for purchase here.

 

Friday 27 Jul 2018

The Society of Construction Law Australia has been invite to participate in the Building Ministers Forum’s discussions on the Building Confidence Report, “Building Confidence – Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia”. 

The report is available at http://apo.org.au/node/171286

The Society would like to hear members’ comments on the report generally and the recommendations specifically.  To enable them to be collated in time for the discussion members are requested to provide their comments by 6 August 2018.

All members’ comments should be directed to Cathie Witcombe 

Friday 13 Jul 2018

Nominations for the SoCLA Board are now open

The notice calling for nominations can be found here and nomination form can be found  here.

The notice calling for nominations provides further information in relation to the Society and the role of the Board.

Nominations close on 20 July 2018 at 5 pm (AEST).
 
Any enquires regarding the process should be directed towards secretary@scl.org.au and admin@scl.org.au.
 
 

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Mentoring Program

Applications for our 2018 mentoring program have closed. Further information about our mentoring program is available here.

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