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An SCL lecture

Latest papers

Simon Hale
A paper presented to the Society of Construction Law on 21st July 2020.
David Sawtell
A paper based on the commended entry in the Hudson essay competition 2019
Paul Tamburro
A paper based on the highly commended entry in the Hudson essay competition 2019
An SCL event

What's new

The SCL invites entries from all disciplines. The closing date for entries is 5th January 2021.

SCL now offers podcasts which have been recorded in order to provide members with new content during the COVID-19 outbreak. You will need to be logged in as a member to listen to them.

A selection of photos from the SCL Lunch in London in February is available online.

Video of the S&T v Grove event

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 to members and registered academics.



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The Society welcomes new members. You are eligible if you are interested and professionally involved in construction law. Members come from all sectors of the construction industry, for example, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors, developers, solicitors, barristers, arbitrators and experts.

We offer three types of membership: Ordinary Membership (Premium or Discounted), Junior Membership and Overseas eMembership. See a comparison of the different types here.

Benefits of membership include: meetings, published papers, a monthly newsletter, member-only content on the website, discounts and much more.

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Podcasts and Webinars

Lindy Paterson QC, Marion Smith QC, Peter Collie, David Brown, Stephen Proctor and Paul Battrick
A roundtable discussion, concluding with an audience vote.
Michael McParland QC and Hannah McCarthy
A webinar discussing the impact of Brexit on the regulation of cross border litigation and disputes between the UK and the EU
James Turner (O'Reilly Stewart, Belfast), Graham O'Doherty (Maples, Dublin), Jennie Gillies ( 4 Pump Court) & William Rowley, Driver Trett
A webinar
Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE, Neil Kitchener QC, Caroline Pope and Jonathan Cope
A panel debate on the Supreme Court’s long awaited judgment in Halliburton v Chubb, and what it really means for construction adjudication and arbitration.