Next events

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Overseas venue
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Friday, September 11, 2015
Overseas venue

Non-SCL events

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Saturday, October 3, 2015
European Society of Construction Law Congress "Beyond Conflict in Construction"

The UK SCL is pleased to be the host of this years European Society of Construction Law’s annual Congress. The Congress will take place between 1 and 3 October 2015 in London centering around a full day conference in the Great Hall of King’s College London. Over 20 international speakers will be speaking at the conference on the topic of Beyond Conflict in Construction. More information can be found in the flyer. Spaces are limited, so please book online here.

Delay and Disruption Protocol

This Protocol has been prepared by the Society of Construction Law for determining extensions of time and compensation for delay and disruption. Published on October 16th 2002, It exists to provide guidance to all parties to the construction process when dealing with time/delay matters. It recognises that transparency of information and methodology is central to both dispute prevention and dispute resolution. You may download the Protocol here. Or you can purchase printed copies here.

Rider 1
Following the consultation period in April 2015 regarding the first part of the review of the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol, the feedback has been considered by the review committee and Rider 1 to the Protocol has been finalised. A copy is available here.

Accordingly, when now considering the Protocol, please take care to take account of Rider 1 as well.

The review on the remainder of the issues in the terms of reference is ongoing. It is anticipated that a draft 2nd edition of the Protocol, which incorporates Rider 1 and the outcome of the remainder of the review, will be made available for public consultation towards the end of 2015.”

Quoting the Protocol
Provided that the Society’s written permission is sought ( extracts may be reproduced in articles, seminar notes etc. Permission will usually be given provided that no more than 10% of the total text is quoted, and that the source is acknowledged. SCL also asks that the website address, is given.

Important announcement

SCL will be launching a completely redesigned website at the beginning of September. In order to allow for final migration of user and member information, no changes will be permitted on this site from August 17 until the new site is launched. It will not be possible to register new user accounts, nor to update accounts and profiles. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in waiting until the new site is ready. If you have questions, please email our webmaster.

Latest news

Consultation: Review of the Guidance Note on the Jurisdiction of the UK Construction Adjudicator

The Sub-Committee would like to hear from anyone who would wish to make comments in relation to the proposed amended guidance note. more

SCL Hudson Prize 2014 prizewinners announced

The Judging Panel of the SCL Hudson Prize has announced the results for the 2014 competition. More

Charities supported by the SCL

We have more information on construction related charities and the work they do. Read more

'Concurrent Liability: where have things gone wrong?'

For the text of a Lecture by Lord Justice Jackson to the Technology & Construction Bar Association and the Society of Construction Law on 30th October 2014, click here.

SCL prize for performance

Winner of the SCL Prize for the best performance in the Bath Construction Law Module. More details

SCL Tie and Pin available

To mark the Society of Construction Law's 30th Anniversary, we are pleased to offer our members the option of purchasing the new Society Tie and Pin. The Tie can be bought for £24.00 including VAT. The pin can be bought for £6.00 including VAT.