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

2019 Forthcoming Events

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

Peter Degerholm 

Peter will put the proposition that NZS3910 (and related) conditions of contract need to be regularly reviewed and updated. He hopes to provoke a wider industry dialogue on ensuring that NZS3910 continues to serve the needs of the industry. 

Monday 4 March Auckland
Tuesday 5 March Wellington
Wednesday 6 March Christchurch

Flyer and registration opening late January 2019

Drafting Insurance Clauses in Construction Contracts

Donald Gardner, Marsh

A review of insurance considerations and implications for the drafting of insurance clauses for construction contracts, focusing on the NZS3910 suite (incl. 3916 & 3917).  The presentation will review how insurance responsibilities affect the parties’ risks and the potential cost of a project, and review the extent of cover available as this relates to the contract clauses.

Tuesday 30 April (either Chch or Wgtn) tba
Wednesday 1 May (either Chch or Wgtn) tba
Thursday 2 May Auckland

 

AMINZ

Seminar and Symposium:  Resolving Construction Disputes

21 February 2019 - Wellington
22 February 2019 - Christchurch

• The state of the construction industry

• Construction adjudication case law: some interesting issues 

• Tips and tricks of the construction adjudication – making the most of the process  

Plus a symposium to answer your questions and talk about issues of concern to you. Presenters include senior construction law specialists Graeme Christie, Jo-Anne Knight, Andrew Skelton and Matt Maling with chair, Rebecca Saunders.

SCL members at AMINZ membership rates

SCL Presenter Invitation

Do you have a Construction Law related topic?

Anyone who wishes to present to the Society of Construction Law on a construction law related topic is invited to email the Secretary, Jonathan Forsey, indicating their interest in presenting and summarising their proposed presentation topic.

Jonathan Forsey
Secretary
Society of Construction Law New Zealand

2018 Events

November

 

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

Janine Stewart, Stephen Price and James White

an interactive session on the role of the expert witness in construction disputes, and debate the common tensions that typically arise in the expert / lawyer relationship.

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Presentation, Chicago Paper and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

The intersection of the construction industry and technology

Jack Gordge

the construction industry has so far escaped the widespread digital disruption that has had such a significant impact on other industries. At the same time, construction projects continue to face unique efficiency problems with considerable capacity for the digitisation and automation of services delivery.

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law and Gallaway Cook Allan, Dunedin

 

Understanding construction procurement in NZ

A construction industry panel discussion

Chair: David Kelly, CE Registered Master Builders Association

This panel discussion was facilitated by SCL to discuss concerns regarding construction procurement in New Zealand. This has been raised by the Master Builders Association who are seeking feedback from SCL Members about provisions and practices included in some construction contracts.

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law and Registered Master Builders Association

Auckland  video and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

October

NEC4

What has changed from the NEC3 contract suite?

Fiona Bennett

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Audio, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

August

Presentation by Society of Construction Law 2018 Essay Prize Winners

Zane Fookes

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

Jack Gordge 

Programmable Construction: Disrupting the Construction Industry with Blockchain Technology

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

essays, presentations and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

July

SCL AGM and Annual Dinner

Associate Judge Kenneth Johnston QC, special guest speaker

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Cordis, Auckland


June Meeting

Claims to documents - Documents win cases

Polly Pope and Michael Taylor

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

May Meeting

Fire Safety and ACP Cladding – Could Grenfell happen here?

Helen Macfarlane

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

April Meeting

FIDIC amendments

Graeme Christie and Jo-Anne Knight

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

February/March Meeting

The Engineer to the Contract: 

How the role evolved and the part played in dispute resolution

Stuart Robertson

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area


2017 Events

December end of year functions

Auckland and Wellington end of year members networking and socialising



October / November Meeting

Professor David Mosey PhD 

Framework Alliances- what do they have to offer?

Hosted by:  The NZ Society of Construction Law

Presentation, FAC-1 ISBN number and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area



October Meeting

Philip Britton LLB BCL 

Trouble with the Neighbours’: Construction, Disruption and Damages

Hosted by:  The NZ Society of Construction Law

Paper and Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area



September Meeting

Quantum Dissected – A Legal Perspective

Mark Holland

Solicitor Hazelton Law

James White

Director Kwanto 

This topic explored entitlement to variations, valuation of variations and prolongation costs, fertile grounds for disputes in construction contracts. 
Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law 


August Meeting

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

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area



July Meeting

Rashda Rana SC

Reliance/Expectation Loss

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area



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



May Meeting

Delivering Projects in the Maori Environment - Contracting with Iwi

Tai Ahu

Kensington Swan Maori Business Group

David Jones

Chief Executive of Te Kopere o te iwi o Hineuru Trust

Adam Tapsell

Kensington Swan Maori Business Group

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law

Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area



March Meeting

RETENTIONS LEGISLATION – Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015

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

Panel Discussion

Lara Bennett

Executive Director PWC

Shanti Frater

Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson

Brendan Cash

Special Counsel, Bell Gully

Edward Scorgie,

Partner at Chapman Tripp, Chair


Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law

Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area