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Tuesday 26 Nov 2019

Prior to the High Court's recent decision in Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32, claims by builders and contractors on a quantum meruit basis could not exceed the agreed contractual price. That practice has now been ruled out in many cases.

This seminar will cover the background decision, precisely what was and was not decided and how the reasoning can affect both inside and outside the construction industry.

The key areas that will be reviewed include:

  • the differences between divisible and entire obligations;
  • understanding what the case decided;
  • the three sets of differing reasoning;
  • variations regulated by statute; and
  • broader impact.

For more information please see this flyer.


Clayton Utz, Level 28, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Thursday 28 Nov 2019

Online registration for this event has closed 

SoCLA, MinterEllison, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) are presenting a panel event on 28 November 2019.  It will provide in-depth insights into all aspects of the development of renewable energy projects in Australia from engineering and construction, legal and commercial perspectives.

More information is available on this flyer.



MinterEllison, Level 23, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne
Friday 6 Dec 2019

This three-day international conference  will feature significant developments in construction and arbitration law in India and be a momentous forum for industry leaders and specialists. Carrying on the reputable legacy of the 7th International Construction Law Conference, New Delhi, which was a conclave of more than 350 delegates and speakers from 24 countries, SCL India and CIArb India have joined hands to create a bigger and stronger gathering of judges, lawyers, construction professionals, academicians, industry leaders, engineers, and architects and other professionals from around the globe for exchanging ideas on contemporary issues of importance to the construction industry worldwide and India, particularly.

More information is available at www.SCLIndiaConference.com

New Delhi, India
Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Research indicates that 2 in 5 of us are affected by mental duress and strain in the workplace.  As the end of year and holiday season approaches, pressures can pinch even more.

Kelli MacMillan, registered psychologist and former lawyer,will present a seminar to help professionals build essential coping skills to consistently perform at the top of their game.

More information is available on this flyer.

Presented by Lighthouse Club Perth, HWL Ebsworth and the Society of Construction Law Australia.


HWL Ebsworth, Level 20, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020

SCL (New Zealand) will host the 9th International Society of Construction Law Conference in Auckland on 4-6 November 2020.

Members are invited to register for updates.

More information is available on this postcard or at www.constructionlaw2020.com.

Auckland, New Zealand

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