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Please note that with effect from 1st September 2016, the Secretariat office will move to

6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #05-07, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817. Please update your records accordingly.


16 January 2017

Specialist Accreditation Scheme

SAL has launched the Specialist Accreditation Scheme at the Opening of Legal Year 2017. SAL invites legal practitioners who dedicate much of their practice in a specialised area of law to apply for accreditation. Please sign up for an information evening on 15 Feb 2017 to find out more. Read/download the flyer HERE or visit the specialist accreditation websitefor more details.


24 November 2016

SCL (Singapore) Membership Renewal for Year 2017

Dear Members,

As our membership year ends on 31 December 2016, you will receive letters and emails reminding you to renew your membership.

To do so, you would need to access the Members' Only Area with your login details.

If you have forgotten these details, please use the “Forgot Login?” function under the Members’ Login section.

You may refer to step-by-step instructions for renewal HERE.

For assistance, please contact the SCL (Singapore) Secretariat:
Tel & Fax: +65-31273797 (VOIP no., no 6 prefix required)
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


30 August 2016

SCL (Singapore) Council 2016-2018

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected, as Office Bearers and Council Members for 2016 - 2018 at our AGM on 24 August 2016.

Chairman Alex Wong
Vice Chairman Toh Chen Han
Honorary Secretary Karen Fletcher
Honorary Treasurer Robert Palmer
Assistant Honorary Treasurer Anil Changaroth
Immediate Past Chairman          Darren Benger

Council Members
 
Moon Kua 
Lee Chau Ee   
Bree Miechel  
Reena Rajamohan  
Ashok Kumar Rai  
Trevor Lam (co-opted)  
Stuart Begbie (co-opted)  

Honorary Auditors

 
Alexis Chan  
Vineet Shrivastava

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Construction Projects in Vietnam: A Practical Overview of Key Legal Aspects (22 February 2017)

The construction industry in Vietnam is currently booming, and foreign construction companies enjoy an active share in this market.  Vietnam is nonetheless a highly regulated, Civil Code, based jurisdiction. Please join us for a discussion of the legal considerations and best practices in implementing a construction project in Vietnam, which will span licensing and regulatory aspects, as well as the enforceability of typical contractual protections.

For more details, click HERE

Briefing Experts in Construction Disputes Involving Defects (15 March 2017)

Engineering experts are often engaged in construction disputes involving defects and collapses to opine on both the cause of a failure and the technical aspects relating to whether or not the structure was designed and constructed in compliance with the relevant legal requirements.

Sean Brady will explore the material and processes typically utilised by experts in reaching such opinions and discuss why addressing the causation question requires forensic expertise, while the compliance question requires design expertise, both of which are quite distinct

Sean will conclude with practical advice on how to ensure expert witnesses are approaching their brief in a manner that is independent, transparent, and forensically sound.

Legal professionals involved in the construction and insurance sectors will find this seminar of interest. 

For more details, click HERE

SCL(S) Construction Expertise 101 (21, 23, 28, 30 March & 4 April 2017)

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam on 30th October 2014 (then also the Minister of Finance) at the Inaugural Singapore Productivity and
20th Business Excellence Awards Ceremony said:
"…. as a country, we have to place much greater importance on continuous learning and the development of deep expertise, in every trade.” [READ MORE]


Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon during the opening of the Legal Year 2016, made mention of a possible accreditation to recognise lawyers who have achieved excellence in selected areas of specialization including construction practitioners, as Singapore strives to export its expertise across the region. A committee led by Justice Quentin Loh is currently looking into the viability of implementing this for construction lawyers as a pilot project.

For more details, click HERE

 

 

Join the Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

If your work is directly or indirectly connected with the construction industry and the law relating to it and you have a serious and active interest in construction law, be a member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore)!

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If you wish to submit articles for our consideration to be included in the SCL(S) Construction Law Newsletter, please complete the online form here.

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