BuildLaw Issue 51

September 2023 Download PDF   CONTENTS BuildLaw in Brief Keep calm and carry on Mainzeal saga ends in the Supreme Court New Zealand: Insurance under Scrutiny Obstructed view review Case in Brief: Esk Valley marae injunction Res judicata and declarations relating...

BuildLaw Issue 50

June 2023 Download PDF   CONTENTS BuildLaw in Brief: Recent key developments in the construction industry Bad faith and without substantial merit – What it means and what it takes Disgruntled builders lose defective cladding dispute High-rise blues Build-to-Rent:...
BuildLaw Issue 47

BuildLaw Issue 47

September 2022 CONTENTS Competition not working well in residential building suppliesmarket Fire risk – defective cladding litigation heats up Case in Brief: Supreme Court of New South Wales finds forcemajeure clause offered no protection for loss and damage togoods...
BuildLaw Issue 46

BuildLaw Issue 46

March 2022 CONTENTS You break it you bought it: Supreme Court confirms you can’t cancel a contract for failure to satisfy a condition if your own behaviour had a material effect on the failure Case in Brief: Unhelpful expert witness sees homeowners succeed in...
BuildLaw Issue 45

BuildLaw Issue 45

March 2022 CONTENTS Extensions of time in construction contracts Construction contract procedure and dispute resolution: There really is a reason to pay attention to the boring stuff Principals beware, constructive acceleration is here UK: Important announcement on...
BuildLaw Issue 44

BuildLaw Issue 44

December 2021 CONTENTS Testing the waters: New South Wales Supreme Court considers the prevention principle Adjudication enforcement by companies in liquidation: Court of Appeal raises fundamental objections Wilful breaches of contract – Do exclusion clauses and...
BuildLaw Issue 40

BuildLaw Issue 40

In this issue we look at the basis on which interest can be claimed in construction contract disputes and we discuss the changes announced by the government in April to stimulate the construction and infrastructure sectors post COVID-19. We feature an insightful...
BuildLaw Issue 39

BuildLaw Issue 39

In this issue we look at the government guidelines for NZS3910:2013 contracts affected by Covid-19 Alert level 4 restrictions. We discuss adjudication injunctions caused by the virus and how they may help to provide some clarity to a rather cloudy area of law. We look...
BuildLaw Issue 38

BuildLaw Issue 38

December 2019 In this issue we look at a dispute over a home renovation contract that travelled all the way to the South Australian Supreme Court, highlighting the risks of not dealing with disputes promptly. We examine the ‘Emerald Book’ released earlier this year by...
The builder’s right to fix

The builder’s right to fix

Introduction When a dispute over defective building work turns ugly, the owner is sometimes tempted to refuse the builder the opportunity of returning to rectify the defects.  There are risks in this course.  This update considers a recent NSW Supreme Court decision...
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