2017 Conference

IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING OBLIGATIONS - SOCIETY OF CONSTRUCTION LAW 2017 CONFERENCE

Te Papa, Wellington

15 June 2017 Site Tour Transmission Gully, AGM & Annual Dinner
16 June 2017 SCL Presentation of Papers

including:

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC of 39 Essex Chambers, London 
Kara Vague , Group General Manager - Strategic Projects, Downer EDI Limited, Chair SCL(Australia)

Speaker presentations and papers in Members Only Area

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Quantum Dissected – A Legal Perspective

Mark Holland

Solicitor Hazelton Law

James White

Director Kwanto

This topic which will explore entitlement to variations, valuation of variations and prolongation costs are fertile grounds for disputes in construction contracts. This seminar will discuss the contractual principles underlying each of these areas with the purpose of promoting dispute avoidance.

SOCIETY OF CONSTRUCTION LAW ESSAY PRIZE 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 winners: 

First Prize ($3,000):  Michaela Reid

Injuncting on Demand Bonds

Second Prize ($1,500): Alexandra Kissling

Sink or swim can contractors preserve contingency periods and who benefits from float 

High Commended: Andy Cartwright

The Retention Regime under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 What to expect and tips for compliance

Essay Competition

The SCL(NZ) essay prize is modelled on the Hudson Prize offered by the SCL(UK) Society.
The competition is designed to encourage an interest in construction law amongst undergraduate or recently graduated students.

Prize winner essays posted to the Members Only Area

ABOUT THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF CONSTRUCTION LAW

The New Zealand Society of Construction Law was formed in 2005 to promote research and education in the field of construction law and a means by which people from throughout the industry could come together to discuss issues relating to construction law.

The Society has over 600 members from all sectors of the construction industry, including:

  • lawyers
  • architects
  • engineers
  • quantity surveyors
  • contractors
  • project managers
  • insurers
  • academics

BRANCH MEETINGS

The Society meets regularly for presentations by speakers, and these meetings also provide an opportunity for informal networking. Meetings are usually held monthly in:

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
There is no cost to members to attend these meetings. 

Copies of papers presented at these meetings are available to members in the 'Members Only' section of the website.

Upcoming meetings

Now in Members Only Area

2017

Presentation by Society of Construction Law 2017 Essay Prize Winners

Michaela Reid

Injuncting on Demand Bonds

Alexandra Kissling

Sink or swim can contractors preserve contingency periods and who benefits from float

August: Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland


Rashda Rana SC, Reliance/Expectation Loss

July: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance Lists in Members Only Area



IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING OBLIGATIONS - SOCIETY OF CONSTRUCTION LAW 2017 CONFERENCE

June: Te Papa, Wellington

Presentation and papers in 2017 Wellington Conference Members Only Area 

Delivering Projects in the Maori Environment - Contracting with Iwi

May: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

Presentation and CPD Attendance Lists in Members Only Area

RETENTIONS LEGISLATION – Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015

What does it actually mean? AND How does it work in practice?

March: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

Presentation and CPD Attendance Lists in Members Only Area



2016

Dispute Review Boards for major procurement

Prof John Sharkey

The penalties doctrine in international construction contracting: Where to from here?

Prof Doug Jones AO

Judicial Remedies for Defects in Buildings​

Philip Britton

Health & Safety Seminar

Grant Nicholson, Greg Cain & Andrew Confait 


Presentations Posted to Members Only Area

News

Shanti Frater Honorary Member Award

The Society of Construction Law congratulates Shanti Frater who was bestowed with Honorary Membership for her contribution to the Society on the occasion of the 2017 AGM and Annual Dinner, hosted in Wellington on 15 June 2017.

New Members Welcome

The Society welcomes new members

Anyone with a strong interest in construction law is invited to apply for membership.


2016/17 subscription rates (GST inclusive):

$115.00  individual or less than 3 in company
$86.25 for 3 or more in same company

WORLDWIDE CONNECTIONS

The New Zealand Society maintains ties with its sister societies in other parts of the world so that members are kept up-to-date about news and upcoming events in the construction industry in those jurisdictions.

New Zealand members have access to papers published on the SCL(International) website.

August 2015 City Tour  -  Key Projects in the Christchurch City Rebuild

Christchurch Town Hall site visit 

SCL city tour participants

The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct site visit

SCL(NZ) HOSTS A BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

2017: Identifying and Managing Obligations, Te Papa, Wellington download flyer

15 June 2017 Site Tour Transmission Gully

15 June 2017 AGM/Annual Dinner - Mac's Function Centre, Wellington Waterfront

16 June 2017 SCL Presentations including Richard Wilmot-Smith QC of 39 Essex Chambers, London 

2015 : Best Practice Procurement and Contracting in NZ Construction & Infrastructure - Christchurch conference papers

13 August 2015 : City Tour- Key Projects in the Christchurch City Rebuild (photos above)

14 August 2015 : Conference at The Chateau on the Park (photos below)

2014 : When the Contract Gets Dirty – applying the contract to on-site reality - Auckland conference papers

2012 : Construction Law Core Skills Seminar, Fundamental Topics in Construction Law presented by Leading Industry Practitioners - Auckland conference papers

 

2015 Best Practice Procurement and Contracting in NZ Construction & Infrastructure Conference - Christchurch