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Wednesday 28 Oct 2015

<p align="center"><strong>PHILIP BRITTON &nbsp;LLB BCL </strong>will present on the topic of:</p><p align="center"><strong>SECURITY OF PAYMENT: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS</strong></p><p>Every jurisdiction with security of payment legislation has to define what contracts it applies to and what types of claim can (or must) be resolved via the statutory dispute resolution machinery ('adjudication'). Each also has to make provision for the enforceability of adjudicators' decisions and the relationship between adjudication and other forms of dispute resolution.</p><p>Philip&rsquo;s presentation will provide an overview of security of payment in the UK and discuss the 'residential occupier exception' and how this applies in most Australian jurisdictions. The existence of such a 'carve-out' raises some practical questions about the scope of such an exception and how uncertainties at its margin are to be resolved. &nbsp;If the interests of consumers in some situations trump the reasonable cash-flow needs of builders and construction professionals, why and how is this built into the law? The presentation will also look at the scope for consumers to opt in to 'quick and dirty' forms of dispute resolution like adjudication by contract where this is not imposed by the law and the fairness of such 'choices'. &nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>For more information click <a href="/data/Comms_2015/2015_10_28_EK_Darwin_Flyer_Final.doc">here</a>.</em></strong></p>

Location:
Clayton Utz, 17-19 Lindsay Street, Darwin
Tuesday 27 Oct 2015

PHILIP BRITTON  LLB BCL will present on the topic of:

SECURITY OF PAYMENT: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS

Every jurisdiction with security of payment legislation has to define what contracts it applies to and what types of claim can (or must) be resolved via the statutory dispute resolution machinery ('adjudication'). Each also has to make provision for the enforceability of adjudicators' decisions and the relationship between adjudication and other forms of dispute resolution.

Philip’s presentation will provide an overview of security of payment in the UK and discuss the 'residential occupier exception' and how this applies in most Australian jurisdictions. The existence of such a 'carve-out' raises some practical questions about the scope of such an exception and how uncertainties at its margin are to be resolved.  If the interests of consumers in some situations trump the reasonable cash-flow needs of builders and construction professionals, why and how is this built into the law? The presentation will also look at the scope for consumers to opt in to 'quick and dirty' forms of dispute resolution like adjudication by contract where this is not imposed by the law and the fairness of such 'choices'.  

To register please click here.

 


Location:
Sparke Helmore Lawyers _êã Level 7, 28 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
Sunday 25 Oct 2015

<p>For those of our members who wish to benefit from an event being held by our Egyptian SCL, please click <a href="/data/Comms_2015/Flyer_Cairo_25-26_October_2015.pdf">here</a> for details of their conference in Cairo on 25/26 October 2015. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Location:
Cairo, Egypt
Thursday 22 Oct 2015

The Society of Construction Law Australia and the Conference Organising Committee are pleased to invite you to be part of the National Conference 2015 “Shifting Gears”.

Further information can be found here

Location:
Melbourne
Wednesday 21 Oct 2015

<p>Come see&nbsp;<strong>Wendy MacLaughlin, Hill International and&nbsp;</strong><strong>Paul Roberts, Aquenta&nbsp;</strong>present on the topic of:</p><p style="padding-left: 150px;"><strong>PAY ME FOR MY TIME!</strong></p><p>Click&nbsp;<a href="/data/Comms_2015/2015_10_21_SoCLA_Flyer_Paul_and_Wendy_151021-2.doc">here</a>&nbsp;for more details.&nbsp;</p>

Location:
One One One Eagle St, Brisbane
Thursday 8 Oct 2015

<p>The successful seminar&nbsp;<em>'Delay Analysis; is it really that hard?'</em> is to be delivered in Melbourne.</p><p>Mark Griffith, Director at Hinds Blunden, will draw upon his 30 years experience in senior management and project management to deliver an interesting and lively presentation.</p><p>The presentation will be on Thursday 8 October 2015 at the offices of Minter Ellison.&nbsp; Details can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/Seminar_Invite_-_SoCLA_HB_Oct_2015__2_.pdf">here</a>.</p><p>This presentation has been very sucessful in other cities and the Society looks forward to significant interest from our members in Melbourne.</p>

Location:
Minter Ellison, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street Melbourne
Tuesday 6 Oct 2015

<p>Members are advised of a seminar series, 'Construction Law In&nbsp;The Real World,'&nbsp;run by the Young Constructors Committee. Please refer to the below with respect to the details for your city.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Melbourne</span></p><p>A front-end session will be held on 6 October 2015 at Clayton Utz, and a back-end session will be held on 13 October 2015 at Baker &amp; McKenzie. Further details of the event can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/YCC/October_event_Vic.pdf"><strong>here.</strong></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Brisbane</span></p><p>A front-end session will be held on 6 October 2015 at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and a back-end session will be held on 13 October 2015 at McCullough Robertson. Further details of the event can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/YCC/Brisbane_October_events.pdf"><strong>here.</strong></a></p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Canberra</span></p><p>The event, run by the Young Constructors Committee in association with the Young Builders Alliance, NAWIC and Master Builders Association will be held on&nbsp;14 October 2015 at Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers. Details of the event can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/YCC/Canberra_October_event.pdf"><strong>here.</strong></a></p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Sydney</span></p><p>The event will be held on 6 October 2015 at Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney. Details of the event can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/Sydney_October_event.pdf"><strong>here.</strong></a></p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Perth</span></p><p>The events will be held on 6 and 15 October 2015 at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Perth. Details of the event, including&nbsp;times and details about the sessions, can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/Perth_October_event.pdf"><strong>here.</strong></a></p>

Location:
Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Perth
Thursday 1 Oct 2015

<p>The European Society of Construction Law has announced is Congress for 2015.&nbsp; The congress, entitled "Beyond Conflict in Construction", will be held in London on 1, 2 and 3 October 2015.</p><p>Preliminary details can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/Version_2_ESCL_Congress_1_3_October_2015.pdf">here</a>.</p><p>Registration&nbsp;details will be available in due course.</p>

Location:
London
Tuesday 15 Sep 2015

<p>The Society, in Melbourne, is pleased to host the first of a series of presentation on high rise buildings.</p><p>We are very pleased that the highly regarded architect, Karl Fender, will present on <em><strong>'How to build a high rise building - stage 1: Architecture'</strong></em>.&nbsp; The presentation will take place in the Melbourne office of Minter Ellison on Tuesday 15 September 2015 at 5:45pm.</p><p>Details can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/SoCLA_Invitation_-_High_Rise_Buildings_-_Architect_-_23_07_15.pdf">here</a>.</p>

Location:
Minter Ellison, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street Melbourne
Thursday 10 Sep 2015

<p>The Society is pleased to advise members of the conference convened by the Society of Construction Law Africa.</p><p>The title of the conference is 'Constructing SAfrica'.&nbsp; Sir Vivian Ramsey will deliver the Keynote Address.&nbsp; Sir Vivian will be joined by a number of experienced practitioners in delivering presentations over the two days of the conference.</p><p>The conference will take place on Thursday 10 September and Friday 11 September.&nbsp; Members of the Society of Construction Law Australia are entitled to a discounted registration fee.&nbsp; Details can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/SCL_Africa_Conference_Flyer.pdf">here</a>.</p>

Location:
Cape Town, South Africa

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