Past events

Here you can find a listing of all past events of the Society.

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Sydney NSW

Legalwise Building & Construction Forum: New Law, New Disputes, New Claims

SoCLA members are able to register for this Legalwise Forum at the early bird rate ($770 full day  $395 half-day) until the date the conference runs.
Please contact Legalwise to register on 02 9387 8133.
More conference details are available on this flyer.

The SoCLA office will be unattended until 7 March 2019

The SoCLA office will be unattended until 7 March 2019 and membership applications will not be processed during this time.
Any urgent enquiries should be directed to
Perth WA

The Fiocco Report - Are you ready?...Are you ready?...Are you… 

Consult Australia, The Society of Construction Law Australia and Master Builders Association invite you to a breakfast
"The Fiocco Report -  Are you ready?...Are you ready?...Are you… "
Join us for a panel discussion about the potential implications to the construction industry of the Fiocco Report Recommendations on Security of Payment legislation and other related matters.   
Panellists will represent the various stakeholders in the construction industry and will give their views on what the industry needs to do to be prepared for what is likely to come.
Cost: Members - $75 (inc GST); Non-Members $85 (inc GST)
RSVP: Thursday, 14th of February
Register: via the CA website or email

SoCLA office hours - January 2019

Our office hours in January 2019 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT) are
Monday 14 January 2019
Wednesday 16 January 2019
Monday 21 January 2019
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Thursday 31 January 2019
The office phone [(02) 9230 3292] and email ( will not be checked at other times during January.
Urgent enquiries outside of office hours should be directed to either or
Adelaide SA

End of Year Function in South Australia

The Society of Construction Law Australia and the Young Constructor’s Committee of the Society of Construction Law Australia invite you to their joint End of Year Function in South Australia.
We will be joined by the Chair of the Society of Construction Law Australia and Partner of Piper Alderman, Mr Andrew Robertson.
RSVP by Friday 7 December 2018 to
More information is available on this flyer.
Melbourne VIC

Reflections on the Year in Construction Law

The Society of Construction Law Australia in conjunction with Lighthouse Club Australia
invites you to their joint End of Year Function during which we will hear a number of pre-eminent speakers discuss 'Reflections on the Year in Construction Law"
More information is available on this flyer.
Online registration for this event has now closed.  Please email if you still wish to attend.
Perth WA

Legal Developments in Construction Law this year

Co-hosted by the Business Section of the Law Council of Australia, Resolution Institute, The Society of Construction Law Australia and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia
invite you to their annual seminar on
“Legal Developments in Construction Law this Year”
The seminar is an annual event summarising important developments and recent case law
More information is available on this flyer including rsvp details.
Brisbane QLD

Expert Determination from the Expert's Perspective

This event will be presented by Robert Holt QC, Barrister. 
This presentation will address practical matters pertaining to expert determination in complex construction disputes.  These include the preparation and presentation of lay and expert evidence and the approach to be adopted with respect to submissions on law and fact.  The application of the rules of natural justice having regard to standard rules for expert determination will be discussed.  Finally a suggested approach to directions governing the procedure will be discussed.
Robert (Bob) Holt QC, Barrister, Queensland Bar has worked as a lawyer in the field of construction law for many years and has specialized in construction litigation.  He has acted in court proceedings and arbitrations in respect of complex litigation relating to buildings, mining infrastructure contracts and civil, electrical and hydraulic engineering disputes.  Bob has acted as an arbitrator, mediator and expert and has prepared many expert determinations in complex building disputes.  He is a Chartered Arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and a Grade 1 Arbitrator with the Resolution Institute.
Registration for this event has closed as the event is fully subscribed.

Building & Construction Law Conference

Whether your client is the builder, owner, contractor or sub-contractor, supplier or lender the issues in building and construction law are complex and difficult to clarify.
The Thomson Reuters Building & Construction Law Conference series taking place in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over 27-29 November aims to address current and contentious issues such as:

Security of Payments legislation post the Murray Report;
insolvency reform and the new Ipso Facto regime;
cladding liability and claims;
procurement for construction;
understanding ADR what works and when; and
delay and concurrent delay.

SoCLA members receive a 10% discount.  Please email for the code before booking.
More information is available on this flyer

SCLAfrica - 3rd International Construction Law Conference

On 20 & 21 November 2018 thought leaders in the African and International Construction Law field will meet in Johannesburg for the 3rd International Construction Law Conference proudly presented by the Society of Construction Law for Africa (SCLAfrica).
The Keynote Speaker will be Sir Vivian Ramsey QC
More information is available on this flyer.