SCL New Zealand is proud to be hosting the
Due to covid restrictions this conference is now entirely virtual (except for Wellington & Christchurch that if restrictions allow will have small in-person hubs)
Winners were announced at the SCL 2021 AGM 14 July 2021
The SCL New Zealand’s essay prize is modelled on essay prizes offered by other Societies of Construction Law, such as the Hudson Prize offered by the UK Society.
The competition is designed to encourage an interest in construction law amongst undergraduate or recently graduated students and is open to those who have graduated within the last 5 years.
UNPRECEDENTED! NZS3910, Risk Allocation and Covid-19
Force majeure and the doctrine of frustration in the COVID-19 world: drafting suitable force majeure provisions
BUILDABILITY – DESIGN BY STEALTH? Buildability, pre-construction services, and the blurred line with design
Centrality of Price in New Zealand Procurement: Time for Change
Our essay winners presented their essays on 25 August via Zoom.
Waiver and estoppel: Michael Taylor and Paul O’Brien
The significance of expert witnesses: Jonathan Forsey and Stuart Robertson
NZS 3910 revision progress update: Helen Macfarlane, Peter Silcock and Graham Burke
Recording and cases discussed in Members Only Area
15 October 2021 12:30pm Zoom
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28 September 2021 - Zoom only session (due to L3 lockdown)
Recording and Presentations in Members Only Area
25 August 2021 - Zoom only session (due to L4 lockdown)
David discussed 2S-ECI as a procurement process for employing contractors for construction-only or novated design and build projects.
13 July Auckland
14 July Wellington (preceded by SCL AGM), Hamilton via Zoom
15 July Christchurch
21 July Dunedin
Presentation and pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) as a beta for adaptation and use as mentioned by Dr Finnie
career path panel discussion panellists shared with our recently graduated members about how they have progressed their construction career
Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington
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Kevin discussed BIM as a legal tool and to what extent it can be relied upon
18 May Christchurch
19 May Wellington
20 May Auckland, Hamilton and via Zoom
Presentation and reference documents mentioned by Kevin in the Members Only Area
Key trends the construction and infrastructure sectors are playing in their critical role in contributing to NZ’s economic recovery and the broader economic and social outcomes sought by New Zealand
12 April Auckland, Zoom & Hamilton
13 April Christchurch
14 April Wellington
3 March 2021 - Zoom (almagamating 3 Aklnd & 4 Wgtn sessions due to Covid restrictions)
18 March 2021 - Christchurch
The session was designed to be of interest to counsel, parties, expert witnesses and arbitrators
Presentation and recording (to come) in the Members Only Area
Visit Meetings & Events page for full list of 2020 meetings
Visit Meetings & Events page for full list of 2019 meetings
Force majeure and the doctrine of frustration in the COVID-19 world: drafting suitable force majeure provisions.
BUILDABILITY – DESIGN BY STEALTH? - Buildability, pre-construction services, and the blurred line with design
Essays published in Members Only Area
SLC(NZ) members can access these papers on the SCL(Intl) website.
Need help accessing the members area of SLC(Intl)?
Contact SCL(NZ) Manager Melanie Whittaker
Our 2021 Essay Prize Winners were announced at the July AGM. Our first and second prize winners Lydia Sharpe and Oscar Ji will present their essays in August. See our Meetings page for registration information
Sonia Ginders (left) with Stuart Robertson (SCL President) (14uly2021)
2021/22 subscription rates (GST inclusive):
$143.75 individual or less than 3 in company
$115.00 for 3 or more in same company
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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.
2019 conference delegates
Transmission Gully site visit
Christchurch Town Hall site visit
The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct site visit
2021: SCL(NZ) is proud to be hosting the 9th International Society of Construction Law 'Building for Change' Conference
3-5 November 2021
Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand
Weta Workshop Unleashed! gala dinner venue
visit the conference website to register for updates and all information
2019: Fundamentals of Construction Law – the project lifecycle - Auckland conference papers
23 July 2019 (preceded by SCL AGM)
Level 5 Lounge, North Stand, Eden Park, Auckland.
This conference covered themed project lifecycle stages of a construction project, from procurement, insurance, performance, to termination and resolving disputes.
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