September 2021

CONTENTS
  • Construction contracts: enforcement of debts due and mandatory alternative dispute resolution clauses
  • Cost certainty for resolving building and construction disputes: extension to the BDT Adjudication Low Value Claim scheme
  • Engineers’ corner: two recent cases provide reminder of potential liability for engineers issuing defective certificates
  • Case in Brief: Falling out of fashion: estoppel prevents operation of time bar
  • Liquidated damages and partial possession
  • Construction dispute resolution in uncertain times
  • Five trends as construction begin towards carbon neutrality
  • Failure to obtain a building report results in reduction of damages for contributory negligence
  • How much does one truly deserve?
  • Do payment claims for retention money ‘fit’ with the standard terms of contract in New Zealand