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 3200 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.

Latest papers

Anthony Speaight QC, Alexander Nissen QC, Matthew Thorne and William Webb


The Judging Panel of the SCL Hudson Prize has announced the results for the 2019 competition.

Following the settlement of one of the most important construction law cases of the decade, the SCL and TECBAR held a mock Supreme Court hearing on 21 January 2020 with the counsel who would have appeared. A video of the event, together with the slides and delegate pack is available here. You will need to be logged in as a member to access the page.

A selection of photos from the SCL London Conference on 19 September 2019 is available here.

A copy of the slides from Simon Taylor’s talk in London on 7 May 2019 on The Implications of Brexit on Construction Procurement can be downloaded here.

As a tribute to her distinguished contribution to construction law, and to the work of SCL, the Society has decided to offer a scholarship bearing Frances Paterson’s name.  The purpose of the scholarship is to support doctoral research in the field of construction law at a UK university. 

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).

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.