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

Forthcoming Events

SCL End of Year functions

5 December – Christchurch  Universo Brasserie & Bar

6 December – Wellington  Avida Bar

7 December – Auckland  The Paddington

Flyer 

 

8th International Society of Construction Law Conference

Hosted by:  SCL(North America)

Construction Issues - Global Perspectives

The Palmer Hotel, Chicago

26-28 September 2018

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SCL PRESENTER INVITATION

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

Arie Moore
Secretary
Society of Construction Law New Zealand

2017 Events

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 sheets 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 sheets 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 sheets in Members Only Area



July Meeting

Rashda Rana SC

Reliance/Expectation Loss

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance sheets in Members Only Area



June The Society of Construction Law (NZ) 2017 Conference

Identifying and Managing Obligations Conference

Conference papers and presentations 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 sheets 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 sheets in Members Only Area



2016 Events

End of Year Christmas Functions

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law
December 2016  - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Social end of year events

 

Road Pricing - the solution to road congestion?

Paul Buetow and Hamish Glenn

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law
November 2016 - Auckland and Christchurch

CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers

Dispute Review Boards for major procurement

Prof John Sharkey

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law
October 2016 - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Professor Sharkey’s seminar examined the history of the dispute board and the contribution it can make to effective project outcomes into the 21st century.
He will illustrated how economical dispute boards can be and the efficiencies which can be obtained

Presentation and CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers



Essay Prize Winner Presentations

Aaron Adams

  Judicial scrutiny of public agency procurement in New Zealand

Meredith Karlsen

  Assessing Extension of Time Claims When There Is Concurrent Delay

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law
September 2016 - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Essays published in Members Only Area
CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers

 

Prof Doug Jones AO

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

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law
August 2016 - Auckland (via live video link to Wellington and Christchurch)
In this lecture, Professor Doug Jones AO provided insights into the evolution of the penalties doctrine in the context of international construction contracting and dispute resolution.
Lecture and CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers

 

Society of Construction Law AGM and Annual Dinner

20 July 2016, Auckland AGM hosted at Simpson Grierson followed by Annual Dinner at Wine Chambers, Shortland Street, Auckland 


Shining some light on the dark side - Construction law from a consultant’s viewpoint

Panel Discussion

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law
June 2016 - Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

A panel discussion from industry leading senior practitioners about their day to day interaction with construction law within their practice. They covered the ‘grief with construction issues’ - and importantly how issues are overcome - particularly with construction contracts, consultancy agreements, insurance, etc 

Panellists 

Brent Johnston Senior Project Director, Beca
Richard Goldie Director, Peddle Thorp Architects
Chris Mackenzie Director, Holmes Consulting Group
Liz Aston Contracts Advisor, Jasmax
Warren Ladbrook Civil & Infrastructure Services Manager, Harrison Grierson
CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers

What keeps Inhouse Construction Counsel awake at night?

Hosted by: The Society of Construction Law
May 2016 - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
Key in-house counsel from across the construction and infrastructure sectors discussed the burning issues facing legal and commercial managers working in the wider construction industry in New Zealand.
Topics discussed:
- competition law challenges,
- views on recent statutory changes (such as the HSWA and CCA),
- the interface between design and construction components of large projects;
- common problems faced on industry contracts.
Panellists:
Amanda Greenwood Senior Legal Counsel, Fletcher Building
Rebecca Davidson Senior Legal Counsel, Beca
Karen Clayton General Counsel, Mighty River Power
Sam Jack General Counsel, Fulton Hogan
Tristan Meo Manager Legal Operations NZ, Aurecon
Steve Barker Regional Commercial Manager, Hawkins Construction Ltd
Michael Singleton General Manager Legal and Corporate Affairs, Christchurch International Airport Limited
CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers


Judicial Remedies For Defects In Buildings

Speaker:  Philip Britton LLB BCL
Hosted by: Society of Construction Law
March 2016 -  Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Discussion of the basic common law and equitable principles as overlaid by statutory intervention.  Philip canvassed the following questions:
- What remedies does the law make available?  In particular, when will the court order rectification and when will an award of damages be made instead?
- For what items will damages be awarded?
Presentation and CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers

Health & Safety Seminar

- What does the new Health and Safety at Work Act mean for the construction industry?
- How do you manage health and safety risk in future projects?
Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

February 2016 Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
Speakers: Grant Nicholson Chch & Aklnd, Greg Cain Wgtn - Kensington Swan and Andrew Confait - Site Safe;
Presentation and CPD Attendance Registers posted to Members Only 2016 Papers