BuildLaw Issue 53

March 2024 Download PDF   CONTENTS From the Editor BuildLaw in Brief A cat among pigeons Major changes to seismic building standards Failed waterproofing causes a flood of costs Asking a decisionmaker to take a sneaky peak isn’t a strategically clever...

BuildLaw Issue 52

December 2023 Download PDF   CONTENTS From the Editor BuildLaw in Brief How do you solve a problem like retentions? The “measured duty” to love thy neighbour: Private nuisance and naturally occurring hazards. Disruption claims: Are your project records up to...

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 49

March 2023 Download pdf   CONTENTS Diamond Glass slices damages in airport contract Case in Brief: Craftiness is not an abuse of process (Kennedy Civil Contracting Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Richard Crookes Construction Pty Ltd [2023] NSWSC 99) That...

BuildLaw Issue 48

December 2022 Download pdf   CONTENTS The Court of Appeal sounds the all clear and it’s business as usual under the CCA: so issue a payment schedule or pay up! Case in Brief: Builder terminates contract with a “sorry mate… costs are going through the roof” but...
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 43

September 2021 CONTENTS Construction contracts: enforcement of debts due and mandatory alternative dispute resolution clauses Cost certainty for resolving building and construction disputes: extension to the BDT Adjudication Low Value Claim scheme Engineers’ corner:...

BuildLaw Issue 42

June 2021 CONTENTS To what extent are adjudication decisions binding on subsequent adjudicators? Aussie Rules – the prevention principle and the duty of good faith What sets jurisdiction in construction disputes? Case in Brief: BNZ Branch Properties Ltd v...
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