Past events

Here you can find a listing of all past events of the Society.

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National

SoCLA Virtual Christmas Trivia & Networking Event

Say farewell to the old year in a new way! Dust off your knowledge for a few rounds of trivia conducted by our professional Quizmaster. This event will be an evening of fun and networking.
You can register as an individual or form a team of 5 and compete against other teams to see who will be crowned! Swap tables during the breaks and network with other SoCLA Members.
Check out this video to see how the event works.
Limited numbers so register early to avoid missing the fun.
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National

SoCLA Leadership Series: Episode 1 – The Pinnacle (Chris Burke)

SoCLA is offering a complimentary series of Leadership webinars for our members with local experts who will share their own unique perspectives and insights on leadership practices that they have experienced through their careers and beyond.
This online series may particularly interest those involved in the SoCLA Mentoring Program, though all SoCLA members are welcome to attend.
Episode 1 features Chris Burke, Chief Counsel for the National Disability Insurance Agency. Chris is the  only  Australian or  New  Zealand woman  to  have  climbed 10  out  of  14  of  the  world’s highest  peaks  over  8,000m.
The webinar will be hosted on a new interactive forum, providing attendees the opportunity to ask questions, participate in polling and network with other attendees before and after the event.
We invite attendees to submit two questions for our guests to discuss. 
The most thought-provoking and conversation-inspiring questions will be used to guide the conversation. Submit  your questions before 5pm on 17 November. 
More information is available on this flyer.
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Perth WA

Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA) – The definitive review

Join a panel of representatives from Resolution Institute, SoCLA and the MBA as they review and discuss in detail all of the key aspects of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment BCISP Bill as recently introduced to State Parliament.
Panellists:  Lee Panotidis, Cathryn Greville, Deon Baddock and Bavani Rengasami 
As COVID-19 restrictions apply there will be limited access to the venue, but on-line access will be available simultaneously.
Members are invited to join the event through this WebEx link shortly before the above time:
Please RSVP and register as we still need to record reservations and attendances for WA CPD requirements.
More information is available on this flyer.
Sydney National

"The Design and Building Practitioners Act, The proposed regulations and their implications"

This online webinar will be presented by Laina Chan and Ewan McKay.
More information is available on this flyer.
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Sydney National

Where next for the Australian PPP model?

This webinar will be presented by Owen Hayford, Partner, DLA Piper on Monday 21 September 2020 at 5:00 pm AEST.
The PPP model has been implemented with success in the Australian market over many decades, but the commercial landscape continues to change. Contractors are pushing back on the traditional PPP risk allocation whereby all construction phase risks are transferred to a D&C contractor via a fixed price, fixed time contract. Governments are responding by saying that they propose to explore new ways of allocating or sharing risks. Is there an opportunity for equity investors to share some of risks that were previously taken by D&C contractors, in a way that provides a better value for money outcome for governments and taxpayers? And how will the desire of parties for more collaborative approaches to procurement and contracting manifest itself in the PPP model? Owen will explore these and other questions.
More information is available on this flyer.
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National

Major Project Risk Allocation is broken - Who is to blame? What can be done?

This webinar will be presented by Veno Panicker of Blackstone Waterhouse, Pedram Danesh-Mand  of KPMG and Julian Hemms of ConnellGriffin.
Many major projects often suffer from poor risk assessment and allocation whereby the Clients tend to ‘pass down’ the poorly assessed risk to its Contractor/s through various standard disclaimer (exculpatory) clauses. Notwithstanding the current volatile market with COVID-19, we have seen many examples of such consequences of poor risk allocation over the past decade and the corresponding fallout to all parties and the public.
More information is available on this flyer.  
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International

Mann v Paterson, a new approach to quantum meruit claims and navigating the way forward

Our three speakers from Melbourne TEC Chambers will be speaking on:

“What’s happened to quantum meruit claims following Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32?” – Nick Gallina
“A new approach to quantum meruit claims” – Laina Chan
“Pleading Unjust Enrichment Claims” – Dr Richard Manly QC

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More information is available here.
National

The DNA of innovation for the Legal and Construction Professions

We know that every sector needs to be constantly reinventing itself and innovating. We also know that clients expect their representatives to be resourceful, creative thinkers. Contrary to popular belief, the most creative ideas are not unique or random. They have a template which makes them learnable, robust and applicable to any sector. What is more, they are used not outside but inside the box. In this webinar, Rachel Audigé will share some of the templates and the principles of Systematic Inventive Thinking that apply to them and work with the group to explore their value for Legal and Construction Professions.
More information is available here.
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International

NEC: A New Benchmark for contracts in the construction industry?

NEC is a relatively new form of contract for procuring engineering works, goods and services. It was built from the ground up to solve common industry challenges and delivers major benefits to clients and contractors alike in terms of ushering in a collaborative mindset, offering significant flexibility to tailor to specific situations; offering a broad suite of contracts for application across multiple sectors and scopes of work; presenting a manual for good project management and contract administration; and encouraging a proactive attitude to managing risk.
Amri Denton from HKA will present this seminar.
More information is available here
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National

Avoiding hammer blows to programming analysis in delay disputes

In several recent cases delay expert evidence was found to be unsatisfactory by the court.
This panel discussion featuring Petrina Macpherson, William Kerr, Jeremie Witt and Samuel McCarthy traces the common problem areas with delay expert evidence moving through the processes from selection of the expert to cross-examination in arbitration or litigation, and provides strategies to ensure the preparation of persuasive and accessible delay analysis.
Hosted by Sean Brady, SoCLA Director and Chair of the Events Subcommittee.
More information is available here.
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