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President's Reception

230 members and guests of the Society of Construction Law gathered in the Ironmongers Hall, Barbican, London, for the President's Reception which also marked the 21st birthday of the Society.

The Society of Construction Law celebrated its 21st birthday at the Society's President's Reception on October 18th. Around 250 members and their guests joined the Society's President, the Right Honourable Lord Justice Anthony May, at the magnificent Ironmongers' Hall. The Society was proud to welcome many Guests of Honour including a number of senior members of the judiciary and representatives of professional bodies and the Press.

The President took to the podium to award the President's Medal to His Honour Judge Humphrey LLoyd (photo above) who has long been a strong supporter of the Society, and in particular provided much valued advice and assistance to members through the SCL advocacy courses. The President also announced the award of Honorary memberships to Victoria Russell, past Chairman of the SCL and Professor Phillip Capper, Nash Professor of Engineering Law at Kings College, London, both of whom have made significant contributions to construction law and to the Society itself over the years.

Sir Philip Otton, immediate past President, was presented with a decanter (which he promised to put to good use!) as a parting gift from the Society. The gift was made in appreciation and thanks for Sir Philip's outstanding contribution of time and energy to the Society throughout his Presidency. Thanks were addressed to founder members of the Society, a number of whom were present, as well all of the growing number of members, who help to make the Society of Construction Law the success that it is. In particular, the endeavours of those who actively promote the Society in the Regions were acknowledged.

The evening was a great success. The Society of Construction Law continues to grow from strength to strength and looks forward to welcoming its friends and 'family' to its next big birthday celebration in a few years time!