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 2611 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

Non-SCL events

Friday, 30 September 2016

”New Perspectives in Construction Law” Conference

The Romanian Society of Construction Law organizes on September 30, 2016, in Bucharest the second edition of the ”New Perspectives in Construction Law” Conference. Our annual  conference gathers together lawyers, engineers, builders, architects, academics or real estate specialist to share their ideas and research results in construction industry and to debate the practical challenges encountered in their field and the solutions adopted. The event offers to the participants the opportunity of exchange and dissemination of information and expertise with the top national and international professionals in the field. The official language of the conference is English.


SCL Astra is excited to announce an initiative between the United Kingdom and Australia offering international mentoring for professionals moving between the two jurisdictions. Details of the mentoring programme are here

A paper recently published by SCL, 'All That Glistens is Not Gold: Some issues for the UK Construction Industry in a Post-Brexit World', by Christopher Muttukumaru CB, may be of special interest following the Brexit referendum.  See here for more details

The Judging Panel of the SCL Hudson Prize has announced the results for the 2015 competition.

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.