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Friday 27 Jul 2018

The Society of Construction Law Australia has been invite to participate in the Building Ministers Forum’s discussions on the Building Confidence Report, “Building Confidence – Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia”. 

The report is available at http://apo.org.au/node/171286

The Society would like to hear members’ comments on the report generally and the recommendations specifically.  To enable them to be collated in time for the discussion members are requested to provide their comments by 6 August 2018.

All members’ comments should be directed to Cathie Witcombe 

Friday 13 Jul 2018

Nominations for the SoCLA Board are now open

The notice calling for nominations can be found here and nomination form can be found  here.

The notice calling for nominations provides further information in relation to the Society and the role of the Board.

Nominations close on 20 July 2018 at 5 pm (AEST).
 
Any enquires regarding the process should be directed towards secretary@scl.org.au and admin@scl.org.au.
 
 

Tuesday 10 Jul 2018

The Society offers the Brooking Prize annually for the best essay submitted in the field of construction law.

It is named after The Hon Robert Brooking AO QC in recognition of his Honour’s pioneering contribution to the study and practice of construction law in Australia.

The Society is delighted to announce the following results in the 2018 Brooking Prize.

Paper title

Authors

Result

‘All Promise Outruns Performance’ – The Enforceability of Extended Promises in Construction Contracts

Dominic Fawcett and Hugh Hadgraft (QLD)

2018 Brooking Prize

Do Early Contractor Involvement Contracts used in NSW Government Projects Promote Legitimate Collaboration?

Tina Funge (NSW)

Highly Commended – General Division

Constructive Acceleration in the UAE: A Matter of Contract, Law or Good Faith?

Stefan Pislevik (VIC)

Highly Commended – Student Division

Substandard Balconies are Flooding the Victorian Market: The Legal Context of Causes and Remedies

Catherine Williams (SA)

Highly Commended – Student Division

Is Conventional Insurance for Construction Projects Fit for Purpose?

Dr Donald Charrett (VIC)

Commended – General Division

Adjudication in South Africa: Heading in the Wrong Direction?

Michelle Kerr (South Africa) and Dr Samer Skaik (VIC)

Commended – General Division

Smart Contracts in Construction

Natalie Kozlov (NSW)

Commended – General Division

The Brooking Student Prize was not awarded for 2018.

Information about the 2019 Brooking Prize will be published here later in 2018.

Matthew Bell (Chair, Judging Panel)

 

Thursday 14 Jun 2018

Entries for the 2018 Brooking Prize have now closed.

The Society expects to announce the results by mid-July.

Monday 30 Apr 2018

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for the 2018 Charrett Moot.

More information is available to download here.

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

The Call for Abstracts for the SoCLA National Conference 2018, to be held in the Hunter Valley from 17-18 August 2018 has been extended to 20 April 2018.

The Organising committee are also pleased to be able to announce that every speaker who is selected to present at the conference will be eligible to receive presentation skills coaching from Ben Richards from Aticus: http://www.aticus.com/ 

Ben is one of the foremost presentation skills coaches in Australia and the Society is excited to be able to make him available to the presenters.

See the Call for Abstracts.

 

Monday 16 Apr 2018

Members are reminded that applications for the SoCLA 2018 Mentoring Program close at 5pm this Friday 20th April.

Apply here 

More information about the mentoring program is available here

Monday 16 Apr 2018

The Society of Construction Law Australia is pleased to announce that we are now accepting registrations for the National Conference 2018!

The Conference will be held from 16 to 18 August 2018 in the beautiful Hunter Valley.   

More information about the conference is available here.

 

Wednesday 7 Mar 2018

THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL Society of Construction Law Conference is being hosted by the recently established SCL in North America in Chicago from 26 to 28 September 2018. 

It promises to have an inspiring program and will have delegates from all continents. 

Please save the date as we hope to see you there!

Monday 12 Feb 2018

Nominations are now open for the Tom Yuncken Young Construction Lawyer Award 2018. 

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National Conference

Our 2018 National Conference will be held in the Hunter Valley, NSW from 16-18 August 2018. Click here for further information

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Applications for our 2018 mentoring program have closed. Further information about our mentoring program is available here.

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