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Monday 24 Aug 2020

Following our recent Board election, the current SoCLA Board and Executive are

Executive: Laina Chan (Chair), Ben Davidson (Vice Chair), Michael Gibson (Secretary), Kate Bower (Treasurer)

Directors:  Sean Brady, Jodi Palmer, Kevin Pascoe, David Ulbrick, Kara Vague.


Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Members may be interested to attend the International Bar Association Conference "Virtually Together" on 2-27 November 2020.

Further details are available here.

Monday 17 Aug 2020

Thank you to the eight nominees in our recent Board election.  

The three people elected to the Board are:

Sean Brady

Kevin Pascoe

David Ulbrick

Congratulations and welcome to our newly elected Board member Kevin Pascoe.

Congratulations to Sean and David on being re-elected.

We also thank our retiring directors for their hard work and dedication during their tenure as directors and highlight some of their achievements

Andrew Robertson (immediate Past Chair and Founding Director, Chair Membership Subcommittee)

Paul Tobin (past Treasurer, Conference Subcommittee)

Jaclyn Masters (co-founder of the YCC Subcommittee, the signature SoCLA mentoring program and the Charrett Moot)

Monday 17 Aug 2020

Tuesday 18 August - 1:00 pm AEST 

Our three speakers from Melbourne TEC Chambers, Dr Richard Manly QC, Laina Chan and Nick Gallina will be speaking on:

  • “What’s happened to quantum meruit claims following Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32?” – Nick Gallina
  • “A new approach to quantum meruit claims” – Laina Chan
  • “Pleading Unjust Enrichment Claims” – Dr Richard Manly QC

Please click here to register

More information is available here.

Tuesday 11 Aug 2020

Members are reminded that the Society's Annual General Meeting will be held today, Tuesday 11 August 2020 at 5.00 pm. (AEST) at Piper Alderman, Level 23, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000.
Members who are unable to attend in person are invited to dial in to the AGM:

Monday 10 Aug 2020

Members in Victoria may find the following links useful

  • Sector guidance for construction business under Melbourne's Stage 4 restrictions is available here
  • A high-risk COVID-safe plan template can be found here
  • Victorian Government Stage 3 and 4 Restrictions Information and Resources from the Federal Department of Industry available here
Wednesday 5 Aug 2020

Members may be interested in the results of the recent survey conducted by ACIF of construction industry constituents on current trends and Covid impacts.

The survey results can be accessed here.

Wednesday 5 Aug 2020

Members are advised that the Victorian Government’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions have advised the Federal Department of Industry that businesses seeking to understand their status under Stage 4  restrictions should refer to:

o   business.vic.gov.au

o   Hotline:  132215

This document also provides an overview of the restrictions for each industry.  


Monday 3 Aug 2020

Webinar - Thursday 6 August 2020 - 12:30 pm AEST

We know that every sector needs to be constantly reinventing itself and innovating. We also know that clients expect their representatives to be resourceful, creative thinkers. Contrary to popular belief, the most creative ideas are not unique or random. They have a template which makes them learnable, robust and applicable to any sector. What is more, they are used not outside but inside the box. In this webinar, Rachel Audigé will share some of the templates and the principles of Systematic Inventive Thinking that apply to them and work with the group to explore their value for Legal and Construction Professions.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Wednesday 29 Jul 2020

The 2020 Brooking Prize winning paper "For Fetter Or Worse: The Fettering Doctrine And Government Building Contracts" by Paul Tamburro is now available for members to download from the Resources section of our website.
We encourage you to check our Resources page regularly.


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