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Residential Contruction Law - discount code

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.  

International Compendium of Construction Contracts order form

“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.  

2021 International Arbitration Survey - Adapting Arbitration to a Changing World

SoCLA webinar and accompanying slides presented by Clare Connellan and Dr Matthew Secomb of White Case on 26 August 2021.

2021 Financial Statements

2021 SoCLA Financial Report

SoCLA's Chair Report 2021

2021 SoCLA Chair's Report presented by Laina Chan.

SoCLA Practice Note No. 1

SoCLA Practice Note No 1: Covid 19, force majeure and frustration

2021 Notice of Annual General Meeting

SoCLA 2021 Notice of Annual General Meeting.

Online webinar "Expert Evidence in Construction Arbitration"

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.

Draft Confidential Action Plan - WA SOP Act

Confidential draft  Action Plan for Implementation of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA).

Please do not distribute this document.

Why the Florida International University Bridge Collapsed

SoCLA webinar presented by Dr Sean Brady of Brady Heywood.