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 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”),...

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...

Supplier of construction materials entitled to issue a payment claim for future works

By Tim Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In this month’s article we wish to review the High Court decision of NMHB Ltd v Concrete...

High Court consideration of retention provisions under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

By Tim Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In the High Court decision of Bennett & Others v Ebert Construction Ltd (In Liquidation), the court...

Substantial judgement from the case of a leaky school

By Timothy Bates, Legal Vision   This month’s article concerns the May 2018 judgement of the Ministry of Education & Others v H Construction North Island Ltd. It...

Who’s liable for apartment building deck repairs?

By Tim Bates   In this month’s article I’ll review the High Court decision of Body Corporate 199380 v A Cook & Others, which dealt with...

Judicial review of CCA determinations rare

By Timothy Bates, Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to review the decision of Anderson & Another v Swindells & McDowall Renovations Ltd,...

Joint and several liability — should it be replaced with proportionate liability?

By Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to discuss a long-standing debate as to whether the current...