The Society is affiliated with the Society of Construction Law in the UK, which was founded in 1983. It is open to everyone with an interest in construction law and how it affects their work - not just lawyers. We welcome members from both the Gulf region and beyond.
The Society is strictly independent of commercial interests. It exists not to promote individuals or businesses, but to act as a forum for the better understanding of construction law and its practical application in the industry in the Gulf region.
Until 1st October 2008, the Society was called the Society of Construction Law (UAE). The name has been changed to reflect the fact that the Society now has many members outside the UAE, and regularly holds events in other Gulf countries.
The honorary President of the Society is Professor Mohammad Labib Shanab, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at Ain Shams University in Cairo. He is the author of one of only two text books on construction law in the Middle East, amongst other significant publications. His work on Egyptian Law is relevant to construction contracts in the UAE and throughout the Gulf region.