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 2714 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 'full' members and overseas 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

Monday, 30 April 2018


Wednesday, 2 May 2018


Non-SCL events

Friday, 11 May 2018


The Silk Application and Life as a Junior Silk for TECBAR and COMBAR Practitioners

A Panel Discussion

The panel will discuss the silk application process and the speakers' experience of the process as applicants, referees and junior silks. The panel will emphasize the particular issues arising for commercial practitioners. Drinks will be provided after the event to allow attendees the chance to chat informally and discuss any topics with panel members and other attendees.

We welcome attendance by all practitioners (barristers and solicitors) and practice managers working in technology, construction, commercial, and similar practice areas who are interested in understanding the silk application process. This includes both those actively considering an application and more junior practitioners who want a better understanding of what the application and life 'in silk' entails.

This event is organised by the TECBAR and COMBAR Equality and Diversity Sub-Committees and has been generously supported by Inner Temple.

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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.