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Thursday 2 May 2019

This event is now at full capacity and registrations have closed.  Thank you for your interest in the event.

SoCLA and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers invite you to attend this informative presentation by David Weinberger, barrister at 9 Wentworth Chambers.

In the complex and booming construction and infrastructure environment, it is important that those involved in projects understand what they are getting in terms of insurance, as not all insurance products are the same.

In this presentation, David will highlight the importance of understanding construction risk early on and what to consider in formulating adequate insurance cover for projects.

He will cover the different insurance products available as well as contemporary case law to provide an insight into the commercial and legal challenges associated with such insurance products.

By sharing industry "lessons learnt", David's presentation will offer key takeaways for contract drafters, dispute lawyers and project managers to minimise and deal with potential insurance related disputes.

More information is available on this flyer.

Please email if you are no longer able to attend.

Location:
HWL Ebsworth, Level 14 Australia Square, 264-278 George Street, Sydney
Thursday 4 Apr 2019

There’s no doubt that to be a successful construction professional you need Resilience. But looking behind the buzzword, what really is Resilience? Both on a personal and an organisational level?

The SoCLA is not only focused on providing events tackling the hard legal topics, but we are also focused on exploring the non-legal tools required to become a better construction professional. Mandy Scotney, Psychotherapist, business leader & founder of Chirp, will explore the skills and behavioural strategies to build and support resilience for individuals and within teams and organisations. Drawing from neuroscience research and self-management techniques, this event will provide you with applied techniques to thrive in our industry.

Mandy will explore whether resilience is something you can learn, she’ll explore how to build it, and discuss protective factors that can be employed to guard against burnout and the other negative impacts of stress in our workplaces and lives. Finally, she’ll consider resilience in our teams and organisations, focusing on how current and future leaders can create a positive workplace climate in order to promote and support resilience across the business.

Please rsvp using the REGISTER tab at the top of this page.

More information is available on this flyer

Location:
Piper Alderman, Level 23, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place
Wednesday 27 Mar 2019

The recent unanimous decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd v Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2019] NSWCA 11 has rejected the Victorian Court of Appeal position that an insolvent contractor cannot be a claimant under Security of Payment legislation and described the Victorian precedent as “plainly wrong”. King & Wood Mallesons acted for the liquidators of Ostwald Bros in both the Equity Division and Court of Appeal proceedings.

This seminar will consider the decision of the NSW Court of Appeal, and analyse the implications for other Australian jurisdictions.

More information is available on this flyer.

Online registration for this event has now closed.  To rsvp or advise if you are no longer able to attend please email

 

Location:
Level 27 Chambers, Level 27, 239 George Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 26 Mar 2019

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.    THE WAIT LIST IS CLOSED.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS EVENT.

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.

 

Location:
HWL Ebsworth, Level 26, 530 Collins 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.

Location:
Mercure Hotel, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
Wednesday 20 Mar 2019
Members in Melbourne may be interested in attending the MTECC  CPD seminar
TOPICS:
“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
Location:
RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Friday 15 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.

Location:
Novotel Melbourne on Collins, 270 Collins Street
Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

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

More information is available on this flyer.

Please contact the SoCLA office for registration details. 

Location:
Parmelia Hilton Hotel, 14 Mill Street, Perth
Thursday 7 Mar 2019

SoCLA members are able to register for this Legalwise Forum at the early bird rate ($770 full day  $395 half-day) until the date the conference runs.

Please contact Legalwise to register on 02 9387 8133.

More conference details are available on this flyer.

Location:
UNSW CBD Campus, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney
Thursday 7 Mar 2019

Please join our esteemed panellists to take a look at what 2019 holds in the construction law space, in particular:

  • Andrew McCormack, Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth - for a look at the ‘front end’ space for SEQ Infrastructure;
  • Jeremie Witt, Partner at HWL Ebsworth – for a discussion around the ‘back end’ in Australia and internationally; and
  • Sian Keast, Senior Associate at MinterEllison – for insights into what 2019 holds for a young construction lawyer,

along with moderator, Sarah Ferrett, Senior Associate at MinterEllison, who will engage with our panellists.

Please RSVP for catering purposes.  Please contact us if you are no longer able to attend.

Further information is available on this flyer.

Location:
Minter Ellison, Level 22, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

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