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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. 

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.

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.

Minter Ellison, Level 22, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Wednesday 6 Mar 2019

The SoCLA office will be unattended until 7 March 2019 and membership applications will not be processed during this time.

Any urgent enquiries should be directed to secretary@scl.org.au



Thursday 21 Feb 2019

Consult Australia, The Society of Construction Law Australia and Master Builders Association invite you to a breakfast

"The Fiocco Report -  Are you ready?...Are you ready?...Are you… "

Join us for a panel discussion about the potential implications to the construction industry of the Fiocco Report Recommendations on Security of Payment legislation and other related matters.   

Panellists will represent the various stakeholders in the construction industry and will give their views on what the industry needs to do to be prepared for what is likely to come.

Cost: Members - $75 (inc GST); Non-Members $85 (inc GST)
RSVP: Thursday, 14th of February

Register: via the CA website or email wa@consultaustralia.com.au

Frasers Restaurant, Kings Park, Perth
Monday 28 Jan 2019

Our office hours in January 2019 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT) are

Monday 14 January 2019

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Monday 21 January 2019

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Thursday 31 January 2019

The office phone [(02) 9230 3292] and email (admin@scl.org.au) will not be checked at other times during January.

Urgent enquiries outside of office hours should be directed to either secretary@scl.org.au or chair@scl.org.au

Ground Floor, 180 Phillip Street Sydney
Thursday 13 Dec 2018

The Society of Construction Law Australia and the Young Constructor’s Committee of the Society of Construction Law Australia invite you to their joint End of Year Function in South Australia.

We will be joined by the Chair of the Society of Construction Law Australia and Partner of Piper Alderman, Mr Andrew Robertson.

RSVP by Friday 7 December 2018 to cswanson@piperalderman.com.au

More information is available on this flyer.



Piper Alderman, Level 16, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Monday 3 Dec 2018

The Society of Construction Law Australia in conjunction with Lighthouse Club Australia

invites you to their joint End of Year Function during which we will hear a number of pre-eminent speakers discuss 'Reflections on the Year in Construction Law"

More information is available on this flyer.

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


Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 25, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018

Co-hosted by the Business Section of the Law Council of Australia, Resolution Institute, The Society of Construction Law Australia and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia

invite you to their annual seminar on
“Legal Developments in Construction Law this Year”

The seminar is an annual event summarising important developments and recent case law

More information is available on this flyer including rsvp details.

Squire Patton Boggs, Level 21, 300 Murray Street, Perth
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018

This event will be presented by Robert Holt QC, Barrister. 

This presentation will address practical matters pertaining to expert determination in complex construction disputes.  These include the preparation and presentation of lay and expert evidence and the approach to be adopted with respect to submissions on law and fact.  The application of the rules of natural justice having regard to standard rules for expert determination will be discussed.  Finally a suggested approach to directions governing the procedure will be discussed.

Robert (Bob) Holt QC, Barrister, Queensland Bar has worked as a lawyer in the field of construction law for many years and has specialized in construction litigation.  He has acted in court proceedings and arbitrations in respect of complex litigation relating to buildings, mining infrastructure contracts and civil, electrical and hydraulic engineering disputes.  Bob has acted as an arbitrator, mediator and expert and has prepared many expert determinations in complex building disputes.  He is a Chartered Arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and a Grade 1 Arbitrator with the Resolution Institute.

Registration for this event has closed as the event is fully subscribed.



WT Partnership, Level 19, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane


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