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 26 Sep 2018

THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL Society of Construction Law Conference is being hosted by the recently established SCL in North America in Chicago from 26 to 28 September 2018. 

Please click here for more information about the conference.

The full program is available here and a  short version of the program is also available.

Registrations are now open.  Register here

 

Location:
Chicago
Wednesday 26 Sep 2018

SoCLA members are invited to attend the Australian Institute of Building Forum "Developing and Building in Bushfire Prone Areas".

More information is available on this flyer

Location:
Master Builders Association, Ground Floor, 52 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge, NSW
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 avaiable on this flyer

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

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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