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SoCLA Practice Note No 2: Risk in Construction Projects

 

SoCLA 2022 Conference Supplemental Call for Abstracts

SoCLA webinar presented by Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Professor John Sharkey AM and Wayne Jocic.

The video and slides are available here.

 

Recent developments in construction law in Australia - The availability of loss of opportunity damages for misleading and deceptive conduct following Mistrina Pty Ltd v Australian Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 223 and an update on recent penalty cases from Australia and overseas.

SoCLA webinar presented by Jodi Steele SC and Nicholas Gallina.

The video, accompanying paper and slides are available.

Session 4 of the SoCLA micro conference held on 15 October 2021.

Featuring an Update from the SoCLA Chair, Laina Chan, the presentation of the Tom Yuncken Australian Young Construction Lawyer Award and Robert Mcdougall QC in conversation with Laina Chan.
 

Session 1 of the SoCLA micro conference held on 15 October 2021.

Featuring Kara Vague, Ian Thorpe, Jim Hunwick and Jeremy King.

Session 5 of the SoCLA micro conference held on 15 October 2021.

Featuring Tom French, Candice Lamb, Matt Blycha and Mayuran Sivapalan.

Session 2 of the SoCLA micro conference held on 15 October 2021.

Featuring Brendan Pauwels, Scott Alden and Eric Loth.
 

Session 3 of the SoCLA micro conference held on 15 October 2021.

Featuring Andy Evans, Anthony Arrow, Mike Straughton and John Kehoe.

Event attendees can access the joining instructions here

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.

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

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