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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.

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Online webinar
Thursday 23 Jul 2020

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

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Online Webinar
Wednesday 15 Jul 2020

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

This panel discussion featuring Petrina Macpherson, William Kerr, Jeremie 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.

Hosted by Sean Brady, SoCLA Director and Chair of the Events Subcommittee.

More information is available here.

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Online webinar
Tuesday 23 Jun 2020

Construction law has evolved in numerous ways over the past few years. In England and Australia, many developments have taken place along common lines. But there are also some notable differences, which give us cause for reflection as to ‘which approach works best’.

Hosted by the Society of Construction Law Australia and the Society of Construction Law (UK) this webinar presented by Julian Bailey will consider some of the key developments in construction law and notable areas of divergence in construction law between England and Australia.

More information is available here.

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Online webinar
Friday 12 Jun 2020

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and in the current landscape that means putting your valuable data in the hands of criminals.

Presented by Brendan Read and Vishka Peiris of KordaMentha.

More information is available here

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Online webinar
Wednesday 27 May 2020

AD – COVID 19 response by the Victorian and Federal Courts.

Our four speakers from Melbourne TEC Chambers Martin Scott QC, Laina Chan, Andrew Downie and Joel Silver, will discuss online mediations, online courts, delay costs and force majeure.

Chaired by Sean Brady, SoCLA Director and Chair of the Events Subcommittee.

More information is available here.

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online webinar
Thursday 30 Apr 2020

Now, with cashflow more critical than ever, understanding recent changes to security of payment regimes and the effects of COVID-19-induced legislation is crucial for clients and their advisors alike. Matthew Hickey and Bianca Kabel of Level 27 Chambers will deliver a concise and practical summary of what was, is and might be, when it comes to securing payment for construction projects of all sizes and at all stages of development.

More information is available here.

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Online webinar
Thursday 19 Mar 2020

This event has been postponed. 

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Sydney Build is Australia’s leading construction, design and infrastructure show taking place at the ICC Sydney, March 19th & 20th.

The show attracts 10,000+ attendees from architects, developers, contractors, civil engineers, government, suppliers and construction professionals.

Your ticket will give you access to 300+ speakers across 20 summits, 350+ exhibitors, CPD sessions, multiple networking events, the Women in Construction Networking Event, LinkedIn Networking Lounge, the Festival of Construction, plus much more.


ICC Sydney Halls 5-7, on 19-20 March
Wednesday 26 Feb 2020

Online registration for this event has now closed.  If you wish to attend, please email.

Research continues to find that workplace mental duress and strain is affecting an alarming number of professionals in the construction industry, impacting on their health and family life.
Members are invited to a seminar by Kelli MacMillan, registered psychologist and former lawyer, to help professionals build essential coping skills to consistently perform at the top of their game.

This is a free event and is open to all.

Members are encouraged to extend this invitation to colleagues and associates. More information is available on this flyer.

The seminar will prove 1 CPD point for legal practitioners.




HWL Ebsworth, Level 20, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Thursday 12 Dec 2019

Online registration for this event has closed.  If you wish to attend, please email.

Advancing contractual structures and aligning incentives between project owners and the supply chain in Australia can help improve project outcomes and increase market appetite and competition. McKinsey & Company research suggests that contractors and suppliers consider contractual structures and incentives to be the principal hurdle to achieving better outcomes on projects, transaction complexity and regulatory burden add unnecessary cost and delays and prevent high productivity.

Presented by Peter Trueman.

More information is available on this flyer.

Please email if you have any enquiries about this event.

KordaMentha, Level 5 Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney


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