Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is the world-class purpose-built venue for the SCL 2023 Conference. Centrally located in the city (within easy walking distance to accommodation options), opening to the river on one side and a central city park, there is plenty to do outside of the conference venue, but still appreciate the connection with nature.
Registration information including site tour and accommodation options
SCL Member $640
Non member $790
SCL Student $370
Thursday 29 June 2023
Optional site tours
SCL AGM (open to all members) 5:00pm preceded by welcome drinks
Gala Dinner 7:00pm till late
Friday 30 June 2023
Full day conferencing, concluding with networking.
Queries or to join our mailing list please email our conference organisers, Composition on firstname.lastname@example.org
sincere thanks to our sponsors for their support
discussion included the types and quantity of resources that ought to be included in the Working Day rate, consideration of pre contract drafting and consideration of delay costs that may be incurred in respect of a delay for which the working day rate does not provide recovery.
Recording and ppt in Members Only Area
discussion explored the types of clauses that might raise insurability issues in consultancy agreements and why it matters.
Recording in Members Only Area
Winners will be announced at the SCL AGM 29 June 2023
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.
Previous years' winning essays published in Members Only Area
about the EtC panel and what they do
27 Auckland + livestream
Flyer out in due course
Swissotel The Bosphorus, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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introducing our speakers | Recording, CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
Consultants often object to contract terms that are “uninsurable”. But what does that mean? Our panellists come from different sectors of the construction industry and will explore the types of clauses that might raise insurability issues in consultancy agreements and why it matters.
introducing our panel | Recording, CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
To mark the 20th anniversary of the CCA coming into force on 1 April 2023, John and Catherine shared their experiences, statistics, learnings, and observations gained through their roles as adjudicators and as an ANA involving the administration of thousands of adjudication cases over the past 20 years.
Presentation, Recording, CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
discussed identifying areas where NZ legislation doesn’t stack up well when compared with international best practice
Presentation, Paper, Recording, CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
dissused the interface and the nature between delay and disruption costs and the legal and factual basis for supporting these claims in a New Zealand context.
Presentation, Recording & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
discussed quantum meruits and important aspects of how the law of restitution may apply with respect to payment for building work undertaken in Australasia
Presentation & Paper, Recording & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
research into the use of arbitration in New Zealand and implications for dispute resolution in the construction sector
2022 Members Only Area for meetings and presentations
2021 Members Only Area for meetings and presentations
2020 Members Only Area for meetings and presentations
2019 Members Only Area for meetings and presentations
I See a Red Door and I Want it Painted Black
The Missing Piece? The case for mandating Dispute Resolution Boards for major public infrastructure projects in New Zealand
Delay liquidated damages post-termination: orthodoxy as the blueprint for New Zealand?
The Future Of Force Majeure: When Climate-Related Disasters No Longer Count
reclaiming the future: The construction industry and New Zealand’s fulfilment of its Obligations under international climate change law
Essays published in Members Only Area
2022/23 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
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
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) was proud to host the 9th International Society of Construction Law 'Building for Change' Conference
4-5 November 2021
Virtual (due to Covid-19 restrictions international and domestic NZ travel was prohibited), Auckland, New Zealand
9th International Conference Papers and recording
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