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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
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

Jonathan Brown, Principal at HKA, will take a frank look at information technology in the construction industry in particular BIM and digitilisation.

More information is available on this flyer.

Please RSVP by 16 September 2019

Jackson McDonald, Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Saturday 14 Sep 2019

SoCLA and the Lighthouse Club Brisbane are excited to announce the fourth annual Brisbane Charity Ball.

Dust off your finest black tie gear and get ready for a night of fun, food and drinks as well as live music and casino games! 

Monies raised on the evening go to support the important work of the Lighthouse Club.


SoCLA and the Lighthouse Club are also pleased to announce their generous Gold Sponsor, Corrs Chambers Westgarth.  Further sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For details, please contact Gerard Saunders or Jillian Rathbone.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.  

The Pullman Hotel, Corner Ann & Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Wednesday 7 Aug 2019

In light of the UK Supreme Court decision in MWB v Rock Advertising [2018] UKSC 24 and other recent UK and Australian cases, Level Twenty Seven Chambers barristers Michael Trim and Claire Schneider will review effective agreement clauses in contracts.

The session will cover two topics:

  • “How effective is my entire agreement clause?”
  • “Can I be estopped from relying on my agreement?”

More information and rsvp details are available on this flyer.

Ashurst, Level 38, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street
Saturday 3 Aug 2019

Day 2 of the SoCLA National Conference.

More details about the conference can be found here.

The Westin, 480 Hay Street, Perth
Friday 2 Aug 2019

The SoCLA Gala Dinner will be held on Friday evening, 2 August 2019 at The University Club of Western Australia, Perth. 

More information about the gala dinner is available here

Gala Dinner registration has closed.

The University Club of Western Australia, Perth


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