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A paper to accompany Scott Alden's presentation at the SoCLA micro conference on 15 October 2021.

SoCLA webinar presented by Adrian Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

 

SoCLA webinar presented by Gemma Thomas of Pinsent Masons and Suzanne Chinner of Aston Consult.

 

Former SoCLA director, Dr Matthew Bell, has published a new book, Residential Construction Law.

Co-authored with Philip Britton, and including specialist contributions by Deirdre Ní Fhloinn and Kim Vernau, it will be the first book to offer a systematic and analytical overview of the legal framework for residential construction law

The book is designed to be a comprehensive and practical guide to the existing law for construction professionals, as well as residents.

The book addresses two fundamental questions: prevention (what assurances can the law give buyers of homes that construction work will comply with minimum standards) and cure (what forms of redress can residents expect if they discover defects).

Invaluably, the book addresses these questions through a comparative study of the law in Australasia, the UK and Ireland. In doing so, it aims to give succinct statements of the applicable law which can assist professionals ‘on the ground’, and also put the legal principles in their broader context with an eye to reforms, and sharing perspectives of best (and also, far from best) practice across jurisdictions.

The book will be available in Australia and New Zealand from 23 September 2021. Pre-orders can be made now.

Bloomsbury Publishing is offering SoCLA members a 20% discount on the RRP of the book. To take advantage of this offer, order the book via our website and enter the code HART2021 when prompted upon checkout. Please note that this offer is for Australian and New Zealand orders only.  

Former SoCLA director, Dr Matthew Bell, has published a new book, Residential Construction Law.

Co-authored with Philip Britton, and including specialist contributions by Deirdre Ní Fhloinn and Kim Vernau, it will be the first book to offer a systematic and analytical overview of the legal framework for residential construction law

The book is designed to be a comprehensive and practical guide to the existing law for construction professionals, as well as residents.

The book addresses two fundamental questions: prevention (what assurances can the law give buyers of homes that construction work will comply with minimum standards) and cure (what forms of redress can residents expect if they discover defects).

Invaluably, the book addresses these questions through a comparative study of the law in Australasia, the UK and Ireland. In doing so, it aims to give succinct statements of the applicable law which can assist professionals ‘on the ground’, and also put the legal principles in their broader context with an eye to reforms, and sharing perspectives of best (and also, far from best) practice across jurisdictions.

The book will be available in Australia and New Zealand from 23 September 2021. Pre-orders can be made now.

Bloomsbury Publishing is offering SoCLA members a 20% discount on the RRP of the book. To take advantage of this offer, order the book via our website and enter the code HART2021 when prompted upon checkout. Please note that this offer is for Australian and New Zealand orders only.  

“The International Compendium of Construction Contracts” edited by Phillip Greenham and the Society of Construction Law Australia is now available for purchase.  It is a useful collection of standard form contracts from around the world.

Our members are entitled to a 30% discount.  Download the order form here.  

SoCLA webinar and accompanying slides presented by Clare Connellan and Dr Matthew Secomb of White Case on 26 August 2021.

2021 SoCLA Financial Report

2021 SoCLA Chair's Report presented by Laina Chan.

SoCLA Practice Note No 1: Covid 19, force majeure and frustration

SoCLA 2021 Notice of Annual General Meeting.

The video of the joint virtual panel event with ACICA 45 "Expert evidence in Construction Arbitration" moderated by Lucy Zimdahl | Allens featuring panellists Gitanjali Bajaj |  DLA Piper, Christopher Daubney | gb2 and Karen Wenham | RPS Group is available from the ACICA website.

Confidential draft  Action Plan for Implementation of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA).

Please do not distribute this document.

SoCLA webinar presented by Dr Sean Brady of Brady Heywood.

Accompanying slide pack to webinar presented by Adam Constable QC, Lucy Garrett QC, Samuel Townend QC, Robert Fenwick Elliott and Jennie Wild of Keating Chambers

SoCLA webinar presented by Adam Constable QC, Lucy Garrett QC, Samuel Townend QC, Robert Fenwick Elliott and Jennie Wild of Keating Chambers

SoCLA webinar presented by Kiri Parr, Tony Barry and Rob Nelson-Williams.

This short article written by Louise McManamon of the SoCLA Mentoring Program  highlights the importance of mentoring in 2021 and beyond. If you are a SoCLA member and would like to join our program this year, please apply here.  Applications close on 16 April 2021.

This presentation by Owen Hayford is based on his commended entry in SoCLA’s 2020 Brooking Prize essay competition. 
 

SoCLA webinar presented by Jon Davies, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Constructors Association.

Webinar presented by Lee Panotidis, Cathryn Greville, Deon Baddock and Bavani Rengasami.

Webinar presented by Lee Panotidis, Cathryn Greville, Deon Baddock and Bavani Rengasami.

Hosted by Jackson McDonald.

Accompanying slides to SoCLA webinar presented by Laina Chan and Ewen McKay.

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