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 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 20 Mar 2019
Members in Melbourne may be interested in attending the MTECC  CPD seminar
“Rectification in construction contracts” by Nick Gallina
“What has happened to Contract and the Australian Consumer Law?” by Laina Chan
“ACP cladding issues update” by Michael Whitten QC
Further information is available on this flyer.
Limited seats - rsvp by 18 March 2019
RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Friday 22 Mar 2019

SoCLA members are able to register for this Legalwise Forum at the early bird rate until the date the conference runs.

Please contact the SoCLA office for registration details 

More conference details are available on this flyer.

Mercure Hotel, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
Tuesday 26 Mar 2019


SoCLA and the YCC in Melbourne invites you to a keynote address by one of the UK's preeminent barristers, Adam Constable QC (Keating Chambers), discussing recent developments to the UK's approach to the prevention principle and its application to construction projects.  Trevor Thomas (HWL Ebsworth) will provide an Australian perspective on this important issue, followed by networking over refreshments.

Membership with the SoCLA is not required.  We welcome all industry participants and students who want to attend this exciting event and join the conversation over drinks and canapes. 

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by using the REGISTER tab at the top of this page by Wednesday, 20 March 2019.  

This event has an audience capacity of 40, so please submit your RSVP as soon as possible as seats will be allocated on a "first in, first served" basis.

More information is available on this flyer.


HWL Ebsworth, Level 26, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne

Latest News

Tuesday 26 Mar 2019

The Warren Centre will host their second Expert Hour webinar at 11:00 am on 26 March 2019 with Stephen Kip, author of the Fire Safety Engineering Regulation Report.

 First time webinar registrations are FREE.  FIND OUT MORE HERE

Download their second report in this series, Fire Safety Engineering Regulation, available for FREE.

Thursday 14 Mar 2019

Members in Sydney may be interested in attending the Sydney Build Expo on 14-15 March at the Horden Pavilion.

Click here for more information or to register for a free ticket.


Thursday 21 Feb 2019

Opportunities for appointment to building and plumbing boards 2019

The Minister for Planning is seeking expressions of interest from Victorian’s interested in being appointed to the:

•           Building Appeals Board;

•           Building Advisory Council;

•           Building Regulations Advisory Committee;

•           Plumbing Advisory Council; and the

•           Victorian Building Authority Board.

Expressions of interest open March 2019.

More information is available on this postcard

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Mentoring Program

Applications for our 2019 Mentoring Program are now open. Further information about our mentoring program and how to apply can be found here.

Applications close Thursday 18 April 2019.