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.
Director Duty More answers, more questions? Unravelling the recent approach to the personal duty of care of directors and employees of construction companies
Construction’s Insolvency Predicament: Cooper, Mainzeal and Reckless Trading
Good time for good faith? Exploring the role of a duty to act in good faith in construction contracts
The city's breaking and everybody's shaking climate change and the construction industry
Timebars: the good, the bad and how to reconcile the two
The essays will be published here shortly. The first and second prize winners will also present their essays at the Society's August meeting. Dates tbc
23 June 2020 - Zoom webinar
Presentations in the Members Only Area
Enrico discussed why the FIDIC forms of contract are the most commonly used forms of contract across the globe being used in over 100 countries since their initial development over 60 years ago.
Presentation & recording in Members Only Area
21 May 2020 - Zoom webinar
Presentation and CPD Attendance register in the Members Only Area
2 March 2020 - Auckland
3 March 2020 - Christchurch
4 March 2020 – Wellington, Hamilton & Dunedin
Presentation and CPD Attendance registers in the Members Only Area
20 February 2020 - Auckland
CPD Attendance register in the Members Only Area
Visit Meetings & Events page for full list of 2019 meetings
essays will published to the members only area shortly, please revisit
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
SCL congratulates Peter Degerholm who was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Society in recognition for his valued contribution in the field of Construction Law
Peter Degerholm(left) with Stuart Robertson (SCL President) (30July2020)
2020/21 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.
Transmission Gully site visit
Christchurch Town Hall site visit
The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct site visit
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