presented their research into the use of arbitration in New Zealand and discussed the implications for dispute resolution in the construction sector
Presentation, Survey Report and Recording in Members Only Area
Essays, Presentation and Recordings in Members Only Area
Winners were announced at the SCL AGM 14 July 2022
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.
I See a Red Door and I Want it Painted Black: Disruption, Force Majeure and NZS3910
The Missing Piece? The case for mandating Dispute Resolution Boards for major public infrastructure projects in New Zealand
Chanté and George presented their essays in August see flyer
2022 Recommended for Publication: (in no particular order)
Oscar Ji Delay liquidated damages post-termination: orthodoxy as the blueprint for New Zealand?
Jaime Laing The Future Of Force Majeure: When Climate-Related Disasters No Longer Count
Lydia Sharpe 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
11 October - Christchurch
12 October - Wellington
12 October - webinar
13 October - Auckland
all sessions 5:30pm for 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
updates will be posted here as received
research into the use of arbitration in New Zealand and implications for dispute resolution in the construction sector
Chanté Fourie (first place)
George Sabonadière (second place)
The Missing Piece? The case for mandating Dispute Resolution Boards for major public infrastructure projects in NZ
Essays, presentations, recording and CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
Presentations, Recording & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area
Surviving sudden death – When is a payment claim arguably invalid?
presented by Sam Holden and Ron Qin
Squeaky clean payment schedules
presented by Glen Holm-Hansen and Alice Eager
The dark side of construction and the law:
presented by Brendan Cash and James France
19 May 2022 online hosted by Beca and in all centres
Moderator - Naseem Ameer Ali
27 April via zoom hosted by NZIQS
Marcus Hogan NZIA Professional Practice Director
Lawrie Saegers Managing Director, Rawlinsons
Recording & ppt in Members Only Area
9 March via Zoom hosted by Aurecon
Blake Lepper (Te Waihanga, New Zealand Infrastructure Commission)
Norm Castles (NZ Lead – Infrastructure Advisory, Aurecon)
Trevor Manners (Associate – Aurecon Infrastructure Advisory)
Victoria Ware (Consultant – Aurecon Infrastructure Advisory)
Presentation recording in Members Only Area
Delegates - recordings on the Conference Portal until 28 Feb 2022
Papers in the Members Only Area
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
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.
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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) 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