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Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

SoCLA invites you to celebrate the end of another huge year in Construction Law.

Come and catch up with Andrew Robertson, of Piper Alderman, Chair of the Society of Construction Law, and Jeremy Coggins, the winner of this year’s Brooking prize for his paper ‘'Levelling the Playing Field’ – A proposal for the regulation of unfair contract terms in construction contracts.

Please feel free to extend an invitation to your colleagues. 

More information is available on this flyer.

Registrations close on Monday, 9 December 2019.




Thomson Geer, level 7, 19 Gouger Street, Adelaide
Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

You are invited to SoCLA's end of year function. 

To supplement festive cheer, refreshments and networking opportunities, four leading figures in the construction industry will provide brief reflections on developments in 2019 and their thoughts on the opportunities in the year ahead. 

More information is available on this flyer.

Registrations close Friday 6 December 2019.


Clayton Utz, Level 18, 333 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
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
Tuesday 26 Nov 2019

Online registration for this event has now closed.  Please email if you wish to attend.

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
Monday 18 Nov 2019

The Society is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this conference which will launch Australian Arbitration Week.  SoCLA members can register at the CIArb Australia/ACICA member discounted rate. 

For registration and other details including discount accommodation at The Westin Brisbane, please click here.


The Westin Hotel, Brisbane
Wednesday 13 Nov 2019

Members are invited to attend an exclusive panel discussion and networking event for leaders within the WA arbitration community, proudly sponsored by Francis Burt Chambers, Law In Order, FTI and Pinsent Masons.

Join the Honourable Wayne Martin AC QC and Scott Ellis of Francis Burt Chambers, Mohan Pillay of Pinsent Masons Singapore, Catherine McNeilly, Legal Project Manager, INPEX, Elizabeth Miller, Law In Order’s Global Head of eHearing Services and Stephen Rae, FTI’s Senior Managing Director Australia, for a lively discussion covering the WA Arbitration Survey, the 2019 Queen Mary International Construction Arbitration Survey, choice of arbitration seats, arbitration agreements, running large arbitrations, the GAR Arbitration Pledge and more, moderated by Brian Millar of Francis Burt Chambers.

More information and rsvp details are available on this flyer

Kindly supported by Law Council of Australia, Law Society of WA, ACICA, CIArb, Resolution Institute and SoCLA

HQ Bar + Kitchen, Quay Hotel, 18 The Esplanade, Perth
Thursday 26 Sep 2019

This event is at venue capacity.  Thank you for your interest in this event.

Contracting parties are more and more sophisticated in protecting their interests in construction contracts, but has delay analysis and EOT assessment kept pace?

This presentation  by Mark Griffiths will look at advances and trends in both the theory and practice of delay analysis as it relates to EOT assessment.

Areas covered will include contract provisions, delay assessment methodology, programming best practice and common pitfalls.

More information is available on this flyer.


Pinsent Masons, Two International Towers, Level 32 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Sunday 22 Sep 2019

The International Bar Association Annual Conference will be held in Seoul, South Korea from 22-27 September 2019.

More information is available from this link.

Seoul, South Korea
Thursday 19 Sep 2019

Members may be interested in attending The Society of Construction Law London Conference.

More information is available on this flyer.

Institute of Engineering Technology, 2 Savoy Place, London


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