Earthquake reports and negligent misstatement

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

Are you a “developer”?

The definition of a “developer” is a critical issue because if an individual is labelled “developer”, they are said to then owe a non-delegable...

Factors affecting head contractor liability

This case — the High Court decision of Brett Carrington and Nicolette Carrington v David Easton and Others NZHC 2023 — was about...

What constitutes a project manager?

Mr Sayles had been found liable as a project manager in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal and brought an appeal on the basis that the...

The importance of the Code Compliance Certificate

The issuing of the consent and all relevant inspections, including the final inspection, had been carried out more than 10 years before the proceedings...

Building suppliers potentially liable to end users in negligence/Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

Facts Many schools located around New Zealand owned or administered by the Ministry of Education have been affected by weathertightness issues.   The Ministry filed a product...

Leaky building decision — Builder 40% liable, Council 60% liable

A new District Court decision of Judge Hubble — namely Standen & Standen v Waitakere City Council & Others — has found that the...

Professional indemnity insurance — limitations to cover

In this first article for 2016 I’ll look at the recent Court of Appeal decision of JCS Cost Management Ltd v SR Johnson &...

What is required to satisfy the requirements of Section 20(2)(e) of the CCA 2002?

In this month’s article I wish to review the recent Court of Appeal decision in C J Parker Construction Ltd (In Liquidation) v WS...

The importance of explanation notices with payment claims

Tim Bates and Suzie Matheson of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examine a case where a payment claim process does not comply with the...