Past events

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

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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.
More information is available here.
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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.
More information is available here
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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.
More information is available here.
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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.
More information is available here.
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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.
Perth WA

Transforming Well Being in the Workplace

Online registration for this event has now closed.  If you wish to attend, please email.
Research continues to find that workplace mental duress and strain is affecting an alarming number of professionals in the construction industry, impacting on their health and family life.
Members are invited to a seminar by Kelli MacMillan, registered psychologist and former lawyer, to help professionals build essential coping skills to consistently perform at the top of their game.
This is a free event and is open to all.
Members are encouraged to extend this invitation to colleagues and associates. More information is available on this flyer.
The seminar will prove 1 CPD point for legal practitioners.
Sydney NSW

Innovating the commercial framework - Improving contractual structures and aligning incentives between project owners and the supply chain – presentation by McKinsey & Company

Online registration for this event has closed.  If you wish to attend, please email.
Advancing contractual structures and aligning incentives between project owners and the supply chain in Australia can help improve project outcomes and increase market appetite and competition. McKinsey & Company research suggests that contractors and suppliers consider contractual structures and incentives to be the principal hurdle to achieving better outcomes on projects, transaction complexity and regulatory burden add unnecessary cost and delays and prevent high productivity.
Presented by Peter Trueman.
More information is available on this flyer.
Please email if you have any enquiries about this event.
Adelaide SA

Adelaide End of Year Function

SoCLA invites you to celebrate the end of another huge year in Construction Law.
Come and catch up with Andrew Robertson, of Piper Alderman, Chair of the Society of Construction Law, and Jeremy Coggins, the winner of this year’s Brooking prize for his paper ‘'Levelling the Playing Field’ – A proposal for the regulation of unfair contract terms in construction contracts.
Please feel free to extend an invitation to your colleagues. 
More information is available on this flyer.
Registrations close on Monday, 9 December 2019.
Melbourne VIC

2019: The Year That Was and the Year Ahead

You are invited to SoCLA's end of year function. 
To supplement festive cheer, refreshments and networking opportunities, four leading figures in the construction industry will provide brief reflections on developments in 2019 and their thoughts on the opportunities in the year ahead. 
More information is available on this flyer.
Registrations close Friday 6 December 2019.

SCL-CIArb International Conference on Construction Law and Arbitration

This three-day international conference  will feature significant developments in construction and arbitration law in India and be a momentous forum for industry leaders and specialists. Carrying on the reputable legacy of the 7th International Construction Law Conference, New Delhi, which was a conclave of more than 350 delegates and speakers from 24 countries, SCL India and CIArb India have joined hands to create a bigger and stronger gathering of judges, lawyers, construction professionals, academicians, industry leaders, engineers, and architects and other professionals from around the globe for exchanging ideas on contemporary issues of importance to the construction industry worldwide and India, particularly.
More information is available at