Past events

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

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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sydney National

Evolution and diversity: key developments in construction law and some key contrasts between English and Australian construction law

Construction law has evolved in numerous ways over the past few years. In England and Australia, many developments have taken place along common lines. But there are also some notable differences, which give us cause for reflection as to ‘which approach works best’.
Hosted by the Society of Construction Law Australia and the Society of Construction Law (UK) this webinar presented by Julian Bailey will consider some of the key developments in construction law and notable areas of divergence in construction law between England and Australia.
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National

Cyber hygiene during COVID-19

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and in the current landscape that means putting your valuable data in the hands of criminals.
Presented by Brendan Read and Vishka Peiris of KordaMentha.
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National

COVID 19 - Is it business as usual or not ?

AD – COVID 19 response by the Victorian and Federal Courts.
Our four speakers from Melbourne TEC Chambers Martin Scott QC, Laina Chan, Andrew Downie and Joel Silver, will discuss online mediations, online courts, delay costs and force majeure.
Chaired by Sean Brady, SoCLA Director and Chair of the Events Subcommittee.
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National

Gold Digger: what are your state security of payment recourses?

Now, with cashflow more critical than ever, understanding recent changes to security of payment regimes and the effects of COVID-19-induced legislation is crucial for clients and their advisors alike. Matthew Hickey and Bianca Kabel of Level 27 Chambers will deliver a concise and practical summary of what was, is and might be, when it comes to securing payment for construction projects of all sizes and at all stages of development.
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Sydney NSW

Sydney Build Expo

This event has been postponed. 
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Sydney Build is Australia’s leading construction, design and infrastructure show taking place at the ICC Sydney, March 19th & 20th.
The show attracts 10,000+ attendees from architects, developers, contractors, civil engineers, government, suppliers and construction professionals.
Your ticket will give you access to 300+ speakers across 20 summits, 350+ exhibitors, CPD sessions, multiple networking events, the Women in Construction Networking Event, LinkedIn Networking Lounge, the Festival of Construction, plus much more.
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