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

Tuesday 20 Nov 2018

On 20 & 21 November 2018 thought leaders in the African and International Construction Law field will meet in Johannesburg for the 3rd International Construction Law Conference proudly presented by the Society of Construction Law for Africa (SCLAfrica).

The Keynote Speaker will be Sir Vivian Ramsey QC

More information is available on this flyer.

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tuesday 27 Nov 2018

Whether your client is the builder, owner, contractor or sub-contractor, supplier or lender the issues in building and construction law are complex and difficult to clarify.
The Thomson Reuters Building & Construction Law Conference series taking place in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over 27-29 November aims to address current and contentious issues such as:

  • Security of Payments legislation post the Murray Report;
  • insolvency reform and the new Ipso Facto regime;
  • cladding liability and claims;
  • procurement for construction;
  • understanding ADR what works and when; and
  • delay and concurrent delay.

SoCLA members receive a 10% discount.  Please email admin@scl.org.au for the code before booking.

More information is available on this flyer

Location:
Melbourne (27 November), Sydney (28 November) Brisbane (29 November)
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018

Co-hosted by the Business Section of the Law Council of Australia, Resolution Institute, The Society of Construction Law Australia and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia

invite you to their annual seminar on
“Legal Developments in Construction Law this Year”

The seminar is an annual event summarising important developments and recent case law

More information is available on this flyer including rsvp details.

Location:
Squire Patton Boggs, Level 21, 300 Murray Street, Perth

Latest News

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.

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.

 

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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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