What constitutes effective service of key legal documents?

It is now commonplace for many business relationship communications to be conducted predominantly in email form. Construction contracts are no exception. Typically, the key device...

Decision clarifies who is liable for meeting design objectives

Under review this month is the August 2017 United Kingdom Supreme Court decision of MT HA,jgaard A/S v E.ON Climate & Renewable UK Robin...

Construction Contracts Act 2002 — can a single payment schedule be used to answer...

In this month’s article I wish to review the June 2017 decision of Lot 8 Investment Ltd v RPS Construction Ltd.   Background The applicant, Lot 8...

The CCA and the case of the disputed flooring invoice

Floorman Waikato Ltd (F) was engaged by Jonathan McRae (M) to sand and coat his floors. F said that different options and pricing for...

Disputed long-term painting contract finally settled

This case involved an application for summary judgment by the plaintiff, Service Painting and Building Co Pty Ltd (SPB), claiming the sum of $140,618.77,...

Can payment be withheld, and a construction contract cancelled, on the basis of incomplete...

In this month’s article I wish to review the March 2017 decision of Bulmer v Envisage Construction Ltd. This decision was initially heard in...

Retentions — an update

In this month’s article I wish to take the reader back to the proposed changes to the retentions regime brought about by the amendments...

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...

1972 decision ‘an oldie but a goodie’ — for architects anyway!

This decision was “an oldie but a goodie” for architects in the case of Miller Construction Ltd v Olsen & Another; Netten (Third Party),...

Council liable due to failure to issue an NTR

  In this month’s article I address a new leaky building decision in the case of Lee & Lee v Auckland Council which went on...