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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: To Prove or Disprove
Author: Sir Robert Akenhead
Paper no.: 156


Author: Mr Ian Pennicott SC et al
Paper no.: 147

  Post Date: 2016 Nov 15  
    SCLEgypt-ICC Annual Conference - Cairo,Egypt - 5,6 Dec 2016  
    This conference is about construction law, construction claims  management and dispute resolution in light of new developments in Egypt. The conference will focus on current changes in the construction industry and the recent updates on the enforcement of international arbitral awards in the Middle East.
The conference will include a mock ICC construction arbitration case that will provide an in-depth understanding of ICC Arbitration procedure under the ICC Rules of Arbitration and ICC Expertise Rules and their application in construction disputes.
  Post Date: 2016 Oct 4  
    The theme for this year’s conference will be Legislation Update and Hot Topics Relating to Time, Cost and Contract Administration.

The conference will look at:

• Legislation updates

• Contractual and practical issues relating to delay and disruption

• Contractual and practical issues relating to the recovery of costs

“Poor contract administration is the prime reason for disputes”

We are delighted to announce that Ms Kim Rosenberg, Chair of the SCL Protocol Drafting Sub-Committee and Counsel at  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, will be our conference moderator.

Registrations details can be found on the link below.
  Post Date: 2016 Sep 13  
    SCL International Construction Law Conference 2016, Brazil  
    Registration is now open for the 6th Biennial International Construction Law Conference, to be held 13-15 September 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Conference is being organised by SCL Brazil, and will be held at the Unique Hotel, Av. Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 4700, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil.

Leading speakers include:
  • The Right Honourable Sir Rupert Jackson, Lord Justice of Appeal, Court of Appeal, England & Wales 
  • The Honourable Sir Vivian Ramsey,  International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court and former Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court, London, UK
  • The Honourable Justice Peter Norman Vickery, The Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
  • Professor Sundra Rajoo, President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Director, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Professor Doug Jones AO, Independent Arbitrator, Sydney, London and Toronto
Program details, further information and online registration are available at
  Post Date: 2016 Jun 30  
    BRE Reception 2016  
    SCLHK Chairman, Graham McNeill, received a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of SCLHK from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 30 June 2016. The certificate was presented in appreciation of the Society's support for the Department of Building and Real Estate, at the BRE Reception 2016.  
  Post Date: 2016 Jun 16  
    Presentation of Scholarships at SCLHK AGM  
     Presentation of SCLHK Scholarships by Ms Teresa Cheng SC at the AGM

On the 16th June 2016, at the SCLHK Annual General Meeting, our guest speaker Ms Teresa Cheng SC presented the certificates to the winners of our 2016 Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Scholarships Awards.

We awarded 3 Scholarships, each of HK$45,000, in the year of 2015-16, and the recipients of the Scholarships are: (1) Ms Adela Mao, (2) Ms Ellen Pang and (3) Mr Keith Tam. The Scholarships serve the purpose of providing financial support to pupil barristers and encouraging them to practise in construction law in the future.
  Post Date: 2016 Jun 16  
    SCLHK Scholarships Presentation  
    Ms Teresa Cheng SC presents certificate to Ms Adela Mao, one of the winners of our 2016 Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Scholarships Awards, at the 2016 AGM.  
  Post Date: 2016 Jun 16  
    SCLHK Scholarships Presentation  
    Ms Teresa Cheng SC presents certificate to Ms Ellen Pang, one of the winners of our 2016 Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Scholarships Awards, at the 2016 AGM.  
  Post Date: 2016 Jun 16  
    SCLHK Scholarships Presentation  
    Ms Teresa Cheng SC presents certificate to Mr Keuith Tam, one of the winners of our 2016 Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Scholarships Awards, at the 2016 AGM.  
  Post Date: 2016 Jun 1  
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  Post Date: 2016 Mar 9  
    CUHK Prize-giving Ceremony  
    The Chinese University (CUHK) Faculty of Law Scholarships and Prizes Presentation Ceremony 2016 was held at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre in Central on Wednesday, 9 March 2016.

Mr. Keith Wingrad, who is on the University Liaison Committee of the SCLHK, attended the Ceremony on behalf of the Society. The SCLHK is a donor of annual prizes to students on the Chinese University LLB and JD courses.  Professor Christopher Gane, Dean of the Faculty of Law presented the SCLHK prize to the award-winning JD student, Mr. Richard C.W. Tse.

The attached photograph shows the JD Subject Prize recipients with Mr Anthony Dapiran, Mr Andrew Heathrow, Mr Keith Wingrad (SCLHK), Ms Jacelyn Johnson, Professor Christopher Gane and Mr Matthew Cheung (JD Programme Director).
  Post Date: 2016 Mar 9  
    CUHK Prize-giving Ceremony  
    Professor Christopher Gane, Dean of the CUHK Faculty of Law, presenting memento to Mr Keith Wingrad, SCLHK.  
  Post Date: 2016 Mar 9  
    CUHK Prize-giving Ceremony  
    Memento presented to SCLHK by CUHK Faculty of Law.  
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