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 700 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.

9th International SCL Conference 2020

SCL New Zealand is proud to be hosting the

9th International Society of Construction Law Conference

Auckland 4-6 November 2020

We invite you to register your interest constructionlaw2020.com

Upcoming SCL meetings

Drafting Insurance Clauses in Construction Contracts

Donald Gardner, Marsh

30 April - Christchurch
1 May - Wellington
2 May - Auckland

Flyer

Now in Members Only Area

2019

NZS3910 – it ain’t broke, so don’t fix it? 

Peter Degerholm & Paul O'Brien 

4 March - Auckland
5 March - Wellington
6 March - Christchurch

CPD Attendance Sheets
Presentation and video of Auckland session

 

2018

The role of expert witnesses and common tensions that arise between experts and lawyers

Janine Stewart, Stephen Price and James White

6 November - Christchurch
8 November - Wellington
19 November - Auckland
27 November - Hamilton

CPD Attendance Sheets
Presentation and Chicago paper

 

Understanding construction procurement in NZ
A construction industry panel discussion

Chair: David Kelly, CE Registered Master Builders Association

8 November - Auckland
27 November – Wellington 
28 November – Christchurch

CPD Attendance Sheets
Auckland Panel Discussion video

 

NEC4

What has changed from the NEC3 contract suite?

Fiona Bennett

2 October - Auckland
3 October - Wellington
4 October - Christchurch

CPD Attendance Sheets
Audio and Presentation

 

Earlier presentations in Members Only area

Visit Meetings & Events page for full list of 2018 meetings

New SCL(Intl) papers added to the SCL International website

SLC(NZ) members can access these papers on the SCL(Intl) website

26 papers presented at the 2018 8th Intl SCL North America Conference, Chicago are now available 

Need help accessing the members area of SLC(Intl)? 

Contact SCL(NZ) Manager Melanie Whittaker


Congratulations 2018 Essay Prize Winners

First Prize - Zane Fookes

The Inclusion of a Methodology in Construction Contracts: A Question of Control and Liability

Second Prize - Jack Gordge

Programmable Construction: Disrupting the Construction Industry with Blockchain Technology

Zane and Jack presented their essays in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland in August

Essays & Presentations in Members Only Area


Zane Fookes (left) and Jack Gordge (right) 2018 Essay Prize winners with Stuart Robertson, SCL President


SCL bestows Honorary Life Memberships

SCL congratulates Michael Weatherall (in absentia) and John Green who were awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Society in recognition for their valued contribution to the Society and to the field of Construction Law

 

John Green (left) with Andrew Hazelton (Immediate Past President) (July2018)

New Members Welcome

The Society welcomes new members

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


2018/19 subscription rates (GST inclusive):

$143.75  individual or less than 3 in company
$115.00 for 3 or more in same company

Membership Application Form

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.

2017 SCL Wellington Transmission Gully site tour

Transmission Gully site visit 

2015 Christchurch Key Projects in the Christchurch City Rebuild tour

Christchurch Town Hall site visit 

2017 SCL Wellington Transmission Gully site tour

Transmission Gully site visit 

SCL 2015 Christchurch city tour participants

The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct site visit

SCL(NZ) HOSTS A BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

2017: Identifying and Managing Obligations, Wellington - Wellington conference papers

15 June 2017: Site Tour - Transmission Gully

16 June 2017:  Conference at Te Papa, Wellington (keynote 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

 

2017 Identifying and Managing Obligations - Wellington

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