Council’s leisure centre liability reimposed by Supreme Court

In this month’s article I wish to revisit the case of Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust v Invercargill City Council that I have...

The CCA 2002 — Payment Schedules need to indicate how the scheduled amount was...

This claim ended up in the High Court as a result of judicial review proceedings issued by Manchester Industrial Holdings Ltd alleging errors of...

No council negligence found after CCC issued for leaky building

A recent Weathertight Homes Tribunal decision from Wellington in the Simpson Family Trust v Wellington City Council and Others case demonstrates the completeness of...

Window flashings — builder not negligent

The council was unsuccessful in the Tribunal and appealed to the High Court. In 2000/2001 Mr Lamb had been contracted to install windows...

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...

Two more cases on the Construction Contracts Act

This was an appeal from a District Court decision declining summary judgment on a payment claim. West City was a construction company and Mr...

Volcanic eruption in High Court

The High Court in Volcanic Investments Limited1 v Dempsey & Wood Civil Contractors Ltd has signalled a departure from the conservative approach of the...

Liability of a cladding supplier/manufacturer

In this month’s article I focus upon a decision where the liability of a supplier/manufacturer was considered under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993. This was...

Auckland’s Unitary Plan — a changing building landscape

I thought for the last article of 2013, I would report back on some key aspects of the proposed Unitary Plan that was notified...

Decision favours directors of faulty companies

Tim Bates and Francesca Collins of Auckland law firm Legal Vision reveal good news for directors as a recent High Court decision declines to...