The Society of Construction Law Australia


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. Meet 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

Thursday 22 Jul 2021

The NSW Department of Fair Trading has provided a Communications Pack  which includes

  • 5 things you may not know about the DBP – including the impact on remedial works and temporary structures
  • New video explaining the online registration process
  • New FAQs

Information is also available on the NSW Fair Trading website.

Friday 16 Jul 2021

Nominations for the SoCLA Board are now open

The notice calling for nominations can be found here and the 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 at 5:00 pm on Thursday 29 July 2021.

Any enquires regarding the process should be directed towards and

Thursday 15 Jul 2021

Members are advised of the recent NSW Premier’s Memorandum to support the procurement of large and complex projects.

The Memorandum applies from 1 July 2021 and to procurement of projects of more than $0.5billion value. The Memorandum builds on the 10-point commitment from 2018.  

The Memorandum is available to download here.

Monday 12 Jul 2021

Online webinar - Tuesday 13 July at 12:30 pm AEST presented by Dr Sean Brady

In the early afternoon of 15 March 2018, a partially constructed pedestrian bridge at the Florida International University collapsed. It fell 5.6 m to the highway below and crushed or partially crushed 8 vehicles. Five vehicle occupants died, as well as one worker who was on the bridge at the time of the failure.

This is the story of how all the protections we erect as an engineering and construction profession can be eroded, ignored and dismissed - the story of what happens when we forget why these protections were put there in the first place.

More information is available on this flyer.

Monday 5 Jul 2021

The Society is  pleased to be listed as a supporting organisation of this International Virtual Conference organised by Resolution Institute for 15-16 July 2021.

In addition, we have negotiated for SoCLA members to register at the Institute’s member discount.   Please contact us for the special registration link to obtain the discounted price.

Forthcoming events

Thursday 29 Jul 2021

ACICA45 and SoCLA welcome you to join a virtual panel discussion on Expert Evidence in Construction Arbitration.


Lucy Zimdahl | Allens

Panel members

Gitanjali Bajaj | Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration, Asia Pacific at DLA Piper
Christopher Daubney | Partner and Chartered Quantity Surveyor at gb2
Karen Wenham | National Lead of Expert Services at RPS Group

More information is available on this flyer

Register here




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National Conference

Our 2021 National Conference will be held in at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Tasmania from 14-16 October 2021. Click here for further information