Past events

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

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Brisbane QLD

Expert Determination from the Expert's Perspective

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.
Perth WA

Legal Developments in Construction Law this year

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.

Building & Construction Law Conference

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 for the code before booking.
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SCLAfrica - 3rd International Construction Law Conference

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.
Brisbane QLD

Construction Insurance 101 - A Primer for Construction Professionals

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
Sydney NSW

Legalwise Seminar "Building Disputes and the Home Building Act"

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 or telephone Legalwise Seminars on (02) 9387 8133.
Further information about the seminar is available here.
Sydney NSW

"From Rome to Randwick" - Military managed construction works in the Australian Army

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.  
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Melbourne VIC

Co-Insurance: a Complete Defence for Claims by Head Contractors against Sub-Contractors?

This presentation will review recent cases concerning co-insurance in England and in Scotland including Gard Marine and Energy v. China National Chartering [2017] 1 WLR 1793 and SSE Generation v Hochtief Solutions [2018] CSIH 26, in particular the extent to which co-insurance potentially prevents claims by contractors against sub-contractors.
Nick Longley is a Partner who advises on construction and construction insurance law, focusing particularly on arbitration relating to major infrastructure and energy-related projects. Nick is on the list of arbitrators at the HKIAC, an IAMA Grade 3 arbitrator as well as being on the list of arbitrators held by the Asian International Arbitration Centre. Nick is admitted in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia.
More information is available on this flyer.
Online registration for this event has closed as the event is at capacity.  
Perth WA

MATES General Awareness Training

As part of WA Mental Health Week SoCLA, MATES and Squire Patton Boggs invite you to a General Awareness Training Seminar.
Participants will become aware of the signals that someone may be working through a difficult time, and how to help.
Food and drinks will follow.
The seminar is being provided free of charge, and Members are invited to make a donation in kind via
More information is available on this flyer.
Sydney NSW

Design Co-Ordination in the D&B Environment and the role of BIM

SoCLA and DLA Piper invite you to attend this exciting presentation by Stuart Macdougald-Denton, Head of Diales Technical - Technical Expert.
Stuart is a leading architectural and construction expert who provides technical expert witness services worldwide and has given expert opinion in more than 150 disputes.
By drawing on this experience, Stuart’s presentation discusses:

the disconnect between typical terms of the consultants’ appointments and what the contractor wants during the construction process;
the role of the contractor, sub-contractor and the consultants in identifying and rectifying defects during construction; and
how BIM can help save time and money, minimise inconsistencies and errors in design deliverables and minimise defects in construction.

And, knowing Stuart, he will have a smorgasbord of illustrated examples of when things go wrong!
This event is a “must-see” for Quantity Surveyors, architects, engineers, project managers and project owners, and lawyers alike.
More information is available on this flyer
Please click here to rsvp.