Be warned about trading on if your company is nearly insolvent

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision reviews a Supreme Court decision focusing on company directors’ responsibility under the Companies Act 1993. This article...

Contractual mistake in sale and purchase of a leaky house

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Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision review a recent case which concerned a contractual mistake in an agreement for...

Non-compliant payment claim foils statutory demand process

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision evaluates a case that addresses the interplay between the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and the statutory...

Relaxed limitation rule allows defects claims older than 10 years

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision runs the rule over a recent case where defects claims outside a 10-year limitation period were...

Earthquake reports and negligent misstatement

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Timothy Bates and Sabine Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision discuss a case dealing with negligent misstatement in a report concerning the earthquake...

When does innocent representation become actionable misrepresentation?

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examines a case concerning the purchase of a leaky unit that invoked clauses in the Contract...

Building policy reform — a summary of proposed MBIE changes, Part 2

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Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision preview more of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s proposed amendments to...

Building policy reform — a summary of proposed MBIE changes, Part 1

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision previews some of the proposed amendments to the Building Act 2004. In this month’s article I’ll preview...

Directors’ statutory duties — the Mainzeal High Court decision

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By Tim Bates, Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to review some of the findings of the recent Mainzeal High Court decision. The decision...

High Court considers negligence and misleading conduct for supply of building materials and specifications

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By Tim Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In the High Court decision of Urlich v Far North District Council and others (“the council”), the...