Dear SCL(S) members,

Welcome to the second publication of the SCL(S) newsletter for the year.

We’re pleased to have made a great start to the new CPD year, with the success of our first two events i.e. the "Annual Construction Law Update 2018" (23 January 2018)" and Understanding the Construction Contract in a Project Financing” (27 February 2018).

You will find updates on both events in this issue. The 2nd year of our 5-module multi-disciplinary Construction Expertise 101 course began on 8 March and ran till 22 March 2018. Please also look out for details of the talk on Reliance and Expectation Loss: Alternative Heads of Damage?  which Rashda Rana QC will deliver on 4 April 2018.

We are also pleased to announce details of the SCL(S) 2018 Essay Writing Competition, and to provide coverage of the important recent case of Audi Construction v Kian Hiap where the Singapore Court of Appeal reversed the High Court’s decision on important issues as to the timing of Payment Claims and jurisdictional objections by claimants and respondents respectively in adjudication proceedings under the Security for Payment Act.

Having grown over the years into an established institution within the Singapore construction industry, SCL(S) now feels well placed to go beyond just building on our past successful initiatives, and to play a greater role in giving back to the community. We have, for a while now, endeavoured to explore opportunities for our members and their organisations to do just that through various outreach programmes. To this end, members Can expect to find SCL(S) continuing to support various in-need causes including the ARC Children’s Centre (since 2015), as well as Habitat for Humanity Singapore (since late last year) and Lighthouse Club Singapore (in the past two years).

On that note, we are proud to support Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s upcoming Home Sweep Home event on 14 July 2018 and Lighthouse Club Singapore’s latest fund raising efforts by passing the hat around at our forthcoming Networking Cocktail event on 18 April 2018.

Habitat for Humanity Singapore works with volunteers to provide those with limited means access to safe and affordable housing, The Lighthouse Club is the Construction Industry's Charitable Society, and at the same time the focal point for all those who are working in, or connected with the construction industry. Established in the UK in 1956, the Lighthouse Club has branches worldwide.

The Lighthouse Club's three main objectives are - to promote fellowship and co-operation amongst all members in every respect and wherever possible, to develop a Benevolent Fund to provide financial assistance to victims of accident or illness within the construction industry and to their dependents where a fatal accident has occurred, and to support the education and training of young people in the industry. The motto of the Lighthouse Club is Aliis cum Humanitate' which translates as 'Consideration for Others'.

Thank you.

Chen Han Toh
Vice Chairman, SCL (Singapore)
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