On 21 November the Society of Construction Law in Mauritius was formed. Nicholas Gould attended the Fifth Annual Construction Law Conference in Mauritius, not only to speak, but also to represent the Society of Construction Law. SCL Mauritius was formally launched at the conference. The first Chairman of SCL Mauritius is Kailash Dabeesingh. 67 delegates provided their support to the formation of the new society. SCL Mauritius has adopted a constitution which is almost identical to that of the UK, and so the main aims of SCL Mauritius are to encourage education and participation of not only construction professionals but also lawyers in the area of construction law.