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Monday 28 Jan 2019

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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
Tuesday 27 Nov 2018

Whether your client is the builder, owner, contractor or sub-contractor, supplier or lender the issues in building and construction law are complex and difficult to clarify.
The Thomson Reuters Building & Construction Law Conference series taking place in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over 27-29 November aims to address current and contentious issues such as:

  • Security of Payments legislation post the Murray Report;
  • insolvency reform and the new Ipso Facto regime;
  • cladding liability and claims;
  • procurement for construction;
  • understanding ADR what works and when; and
  • delay and concurrent delay.

SoCLA members receive a 10% discount.  Please email admin@scl.org.au for the code before booking.

More information is available on this flyer

Melbourne (27 November), Sydney (28 November) Brisbane (29 November)
Tuesday 20 Nov 2018

On 20 & 21 November 2018 thought leaders in the African and International Construction Law field will meet in Johannesburg for the 3rd International Construction Law Conference proudly presented by the Society of Construction Law for Africa (SCLAfrica).

The Keynote Speaker will be Sir Vivian Ramsey QC

More information is available on this flyer.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

The presentation from Laura Horvat and Elisha Goosem will cover:

  • An introduction to the role of insurance in Construction projects;
  • Risk management and common issues arising in relation to insurance cover;
  • Claims Management including:
  • Issues surrounding subrogated recovery actions and insured and uninsured losses;
  • Privilege and the engagement of experts and third parties.


More information is available on this flyer.

Registration for this event has closed as the event is at capacity

Jones Day, Level 31 Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Friday 9 Nov 2018

Members in Sydney may be interested in this seminar presented by Legalwise.

As a consequence of NSW's Government significant investment in metropolitan and regional infrastructure to support growth and new measures designed to improve housing affordability, residential building across NSW has surged. This useful seminar brings together renowned experts in the residential building field to provide a timely update on the Home Building Act as it applies to building disputes involving residential building work in NSW.

SoCLA members can obtain a special rate.  Please contact info@legalwiseseminars.com.au or telephone Legalwise Seminars on (02) 9387 8133.

Further information about the seminar is available here.


UNSW, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney
Thursday 8 Nov 2018

SoCLA and Norton Rose Fulbright invite you to attend this exciting presentation by Glen Billington, Commanding Officer and Chief Engineer at 19th Chief Engineer Works with the Australian Army.

More information is available on this flyer.  

Please click here to register

Norton Rose Fulbright, Level 18 Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney


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