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Monday 15 Jun 2020

Construction law has evolved in numerous ways over the past few years. In England and Australia, many developments have taken place along common lines. But there are also some notable differences, which give us cause for reflection as to ‘which approach works best’.

Hosted by the Society of Construction Law Australia and the Society of Construction Law (UK) this webinar presented by Julian Bailey will consider some of the key developments in construction law and notable areas of divergence in construction law between England and Australia.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Tuesday 9 Jun 2020

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and in the current landscape that means putting your valuable data in the hands of criminals.

Presented by Brendan Read and Vishka Peiris of KordaMentha.

More information is available here

Please click here to register.

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has announced the Homebuilder Economic Response to the Coronavirus.
HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations. 

More information is available here.

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

Members may be interested in the new Resource "COVID-19: Managing the Impact on Construction Contracts" (COVID-19 - Frustration and Force Majeure Relief - Construction Contracts) by Hon Peter Vickery QC.  The paper can be downloaded here

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

The NSW Government announced the successfully passing through Parliament of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019  on 3 June 2020.

The Media Release can be found here.

Thursday 28 May 2020

Members are advised that the webinar papers presented by Andrew Downie and Joel Silver are available for download in our Resources section.

Thursday 21 May 2020

The NSW Government has provided its first response to the First Report (Report No. 4): Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building Disputes

Thursday 21 May 2020

The Queensland Economics and Governance Committee  is inviting written submissions from all interested parties on any aspect of the Queensland Government’s economic response to COVID-19, as informed by the inquiry terms of reference (see inquiry webpage). 

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Register now for this online webinar.  Our four speakers from Melbourne TEC Chambers Martin Scott QC, Laina Chan, Andrew Downie and Joel Silver, will discuss online mediations, online courts, delay costs and force majeure.

Chaired by Sean Brady, SoCLA Director and Chair of the Events Subcommittee.

More information is available here.

Click here to register 


Wednesday 20 May 2020

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.

Papers are now invited for the 2020 Brooking Prize

Entries must be submitted in Microsoft Word or .pdf format and received by 4.00pm Sydney time on Wednesday 27 May 2020.

Further information can be found in the Rules.


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