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Since its foundation in 2001, the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong (SCLHK) 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).

SCLHK is affiliated with and shares similar objects with the UK-based Society of Construction Law (SCLUK), established in 1983.

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Title: Rights to Terminate a Commercial Contract Successful Use and Liability for Misuse
Author: David Thomas QC and Matthew Finn
Paper no.: 176


Title: Elements Of A Robust Delay Analysis
Author: Wendy MacLaughlin
Paper no.: 171

  Post Date: 2018 Nov 9  
    SCLHK One Day International Conference 2018

"Defects, Quality and Workmanship - Presenting the Evidence"

Defective work and poor workmanship are problems which have been around for a long time. In Hong Kong, high profile cases include the short piling cases almost 20 years ago, and more recently a collapsing sports centre roof, lead in water pipes, controversy over wave absorbing blocks on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and a series of high profile alleged defective works which have rocked the MTR on the Shatin to Central Link. The latter has led to the recent appointment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate reinforcement works on one project and to make recommendations on measures to promote public safety and assurance on the quality of works.

Conversely, employers are frequently withholding money based on little evidence, often with liability between design and workmanship far from being established. Without sufficient evidence to hand, the contractor can be tried and convicted in the court of public opinion long before defects have even been proven causing irreparable disruption to the business and damage to reputation.

This conference will examine typical standard provisions which deal with defective work, quality and workmanship, why such provisions do not always achieve their aims, and how evidence in such cases should be recorded and subsequently presented to a tribunal.
  Post Date: 2018 Sep 6  
    SCL Scholarship Rules and Application Form (2018 update)  
    The Society of Construction Law Hong Kong has a limited number of scholarships. If you would like to apply please use the forms below.  
  Post Date: 2018 Jun 6  
    Scholarship rules and application  
     The Society of Construction Law Hong Kong has a limited number of scholarships. If you would like to apply please use the forms below.   
  Post Date: 2017 Oct 23  
    LinkedIn Group  
    SCLHK has launched a new LinkedIn group to promote events and seminars. If you would like to join the group please visit
  Post Date: 2017 Aug 16  
    Elements Of A Robust Delay Analysis by Wendy MacLaughlin  
    Transcript of a paper given to members of The Society of Construction Law Hong Kong in Hong Kong on 16 August 2017.  
  Post Date: 2017 Jun 14  
    Presenting A Case In Mediation – A QC’s Perspective  
    Transcript of a paper given to members of The Society of Construction Law Hong Kong in Hong Kong on 14 June 2017  
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