Working to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law


Since its foundation in 1983, the Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including adr, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.

The Society now has 2845 members from all sectors of the construction industry. It is run by a Council of 20 elected members.

The Society holds frequent meetings and other events in London and around the country.

The Society welcomes new members, both Ordinary Members and Overseas e Members. Read more about the different types and how the benefits compare, and how to apply.

We have regional coordinators in many parts of UK & Eire, and contacts with SCL Societies all over the world.

Looking for a case? Take advantage of our many useful links, covering case law as well as the Construction Act, industry bodies and much more. We also have a database of construction law courses.

Forthcoming events

Thursday, 6 September 2018

East Anglia/Milton Keynes

Non-SCL events

Wednesday, 12 September 2018


Introduction to Basics 2018

This annual seminar is for those considering specialising in construction and for junior or recently appointed staff encountering construction issues for the first time. It provides a general introduction to many of the widely encountered principles, as well as identifying some current ‘hot topics’

The expected themes and speakers are: Procurement and Tendering (Julie Teal – Withers LLP) Claims (Liam Holder – Navigant) Defects and their legal remedies (Sarah Williams – Keating Chambers) Dispute resolution (Nicholas Gould – Fenwick Elliott LLP and Kings College London) Development and Finance (Helen Garthwaite – Wedlake Bell LLP)

Presentations and discussions start at 2pm and end at around 6pm. The presentations will be followed by a drinks reception in Chapters, 1st Floor, King’s Building. For further details please contact Sue Hart on (+44)(0) 20 7848 2643 email or


The Judging Panel of the SCL Hudson Prize has announced the results for the 2017 competition.

SCL North America has launched a new website at The Society, founded in 2017, is currently recruiting members from all sectors of the construction industry within the United States and Canada.

This Protocol was prepared by the Society of Construction Law for determining extensions of time and compensation for delay and disruption. The 2nd edition has been published, superseding both the 1st edition of the Protocol and Rider 1 to the 1st edition of the Protocol. You can download it for free, or order hard copies (with a discount for bulk orders).

CIC has published a new ‘Users’ Guide to Adjudication’, which replaces the Construction Umbrella Bodies Adjudication Task Group “Users’ Guide to Adjudication” produced in April 2003. More information here.

A new book has been published by the European Society of Construction Law. It contains accounts of the law of twelve major European jurisdictions in relation to a range of construction matters. It is available at a cost of £75 plus postage. More details in this flyer. The book can be purchased online here.