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

 

 

Latest News

Monday 3 Aug 2020

Webinar - Thursday 6 August 2020 - 12:30 pm AEST

We know that every sector needs to be constantly reinventing itself and innovating. We also know that clients expect their representatives to be resourceful, creative thinkers. Contrary to popular belief, the most creative ideas are not unique or random. They have a template which makes them learnable, robust and applicable to any sector. What is more, they are used not outside but inside the box. In this webinar, Rachel Audigé will share some of the templates and the principles of Systematic Inventive Thinking that apply to them and work with the group to explore their value for Legal and Construction Professions.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Wednesday 29 Jul 2020

The 2020 Brooking Prize winning paper "For Fetter Or Worse: The Fettering Doctrine And Government Building Contracts" by Paul Tamburro is now available for members to download from the Resources section of our website.
We encourage you to check our Resources page regularly.

Monday 27 Jul 2020

Members may be interested in registering for an online symposium held in collaboration between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Law.

What are the differences between scientific evidence and legal proof—and how do we navigate different types of evidence in Australian courts?

Join a panel of experts from scientific and legal fields, chaired by The Hon Justice Virginia Bell of the High Court of Australia, as they explore the challenging topic of scientific proof and legal proof.

Please register by 14 August 2020 on the Australian Academy of Law website for this free event

 

Monday 20 Jul 2020

Members may be interested in the following recent Reports from Ernst & Young:

  • Technological advancements disrupting the global construction industry - available to download here; and 
  • The four dimensions of industrialized construction - available to download here.
Monday 20 Jul 2020

Thursday 23 July at 2:30 pm AEST

NEC is a relatively new form of contract for procuring engineering works, goods and services. It was built from the ground up to solve common industry challenges and delivers major benefits to clients and contractors alike in terms of ushering in a collaborative mindset, offering significant flexibility to tailor to specific situations; offering a broad suite of contracts for application across multiple sectors and scopes of work; presenting a manual for good project management and contract administration; and encouraging a proactive attitude to managing risk.

Amri Denton from HKA will present this seminar.

More information is available here

Please click here to register

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 12:30 pm AEST

In several recent cases delay expert evidence was found to be unsatisfactory by the court.

This panel discussion featuring Petrina MacphersonWilliam KerrJeremie Witt and Samuel McCarthy traces the common problem areas with delay expert evidence moving through the processes from selection of the expert to cross-examination in arbitration or litigation, and provides strategies to ensure the preparation of persuasive and accessible delay analysis.

 

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Members are reminded that nominations for the SoCLA Board close at 5:00 pm this Thursday 16 July 2020 (AEST).

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

Forthcoming events

Thursday 6 Aug 2020

We know that every sector needs to be constantly reinventing itself and innovating. We also know that clients expect their representatives to be resourceful, creative thinkers. Contrary to popular belief, the most creative ideas are not unique or random. They have a template which makes them learnable, robust and applicable to any sector. What is more, they are used not outside but inside the box. In this webinar, Rachel Audigé will share some of the templates and the principles of Systematic Inventive Thinking that apply to them and work with the group to explore their value for Legal and Construction Professions.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Location:
Online webinar
Tuesday 18 Aug 2020

Our three speakers from Melbourne TEC Chambers will be speaking on:

  • “What’s happened to quantum meruit claims following Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32?” – Nick Gallina
  • “A new approach to quantum meruit claims” – Laina Chan
  • “Pleading Unjust Enrichment Claims” – Dr Richard Manly QC

Please click here to register

More information is available here.

Location:
Online webinar

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SoCLA Election

Members of SoCLA are asked to vote for up to three of the 8 candidates standing for the Society's Board. Please read about the candidates and vote here
Voting closes at noon (AEST) Thursday 6 August 2020.

Membership Renewals are now due

Please log in to renew.
Please check your profile (including your professional information) before renewing.
If you are a corporate individual member please check with us (admin@scl.org.au) before renewing as your renewal may still be processing via your corporate contact.

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