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 Jul 2019

The Society of Construction Law Australia  & King & Wood Mallesons invite you to a presentation on "Quantum meruit following repudiation – what you need to know about Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd" by Tim Margetts QC.

More information is available on this flyer.

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Location:
King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50 Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Thursday 1 Aug 2019

Our 2019 National Conference will commence with welcome drinks from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Thursday 1 August 2019.

 

Location:
Henry’s Rooftop Bar, The Reveley Eastern Promenade, Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Friday 2 Aug 2019

Day 1 of the SoCLA National Conference to be held at The Westin, Perth.

More details about the conference can be found here.

Location:
The Westin, 480 Hay Street, Perth

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

Author

Recommended result

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

Dr Jeremy Coggins (SA)

BROOKING PRIZE

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

Jane Evelyn (Qld)

BROOKING STUDENT PRIZE

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

Daniel Morris (WA)

HIGHLY COMMENDED - GENERAL DIVISION

Out-of-pocket security, out of control?

Tina Funge (NSW)

HIGHLY COMMENDED - GENERAL DIVISION

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

William Marshall (NSW)

HIGHLY COMMENDED - GENERAL DIVISION

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

Catherine Williams (SA)

COMMENDED - STUDENT DIVISION

 

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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National Conference

Our 2019 National Conference will be held in at The Westin Hotel, Perth, WA from 1-3 August 2019. Click here for further information

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