Contractual mistake in sale and purchase of a leaky house

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

Non-compliant payment claim foils statutory demand process

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

Relaxed limitation rule allows defects claims older than 10 years

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

Earthquake reports and negligent misstatement

Timothy Bates and Sabine Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision discuss a case dealing with negligent misstatement...

When does innocent representation become actionable misrepresentation?

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

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

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

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

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision previews some of the proposed amendments to the Building Act 2004.

Directors’ statutory duties — the Mainzeal High Court decision

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

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...

High Court considers council negligence for fallen tree in Queenstown

By Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In the High Court decision of Plaza Investments Ltd (“Plaza”) v Queenstown Lakes District Council (“the council”),...