BuildLaw Issue 45

BuildLaw Issue 45

March 2022 CONTENTS Extensions of time in construction contracts Construction contract procedure and dispute resolution: There really is a reason to pay attention to the boring stuff Principals beware, constructive acceleration is here UK: Important announcement on...
BuildLaw Issue 44

BuildLaw Issue 44

December 2021 CONTENTS Testing the waters: New South Wales Supreme Court considers the prevention principle Adjudication enforcement by companies in liquidation: Court of Appeal raises fundamental objections Wilful breaches of contract – Do exclusion clauses and...

BuildLaw Issue 43

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:...

BuildLaw Issue 42

June 2021 CONTENTS To what extent are adjudication decisions binding on subsequent adjudicators? Aussie Rules – the prevention principle and the duty of good faith What sets jurisdiction in construction disputes? Case in Brief: BNZ Branch Properties Ltd v...

BuildLaw Issue 41

March 2021 CONTENTS When will (and won’t) implied warranties expand the scope of works? High risk cladding banned in multiple jurisdictions Paying the price: the risk of not agreeing to the cost of construction works at the outset of a project Case in brief:...
BuildLaw Issue 40

BuildLaw Issue 40

In this issue we look at the basis on which interest can be claimed in construction contract disputes and we discuss the changes announced by the government in April to stimulate the construction and infrastructure sectors post COVID-19. We feature an insightful...
BuildLaw Issue 39

BuildLaw Issue 39

In this issue we look at the government guidelines for NZS3910:2013 contracts affected by Covid-19 Alert level 4 restrictions. We discuss adjudication injunctions caused by the virus and how they may help to provide some clarity to a rather cloudy area of law. We look...
BuildLaw Issue 38

BuildLaw Issue 38

December 2019 In this issue we look at a dispute over a home renovation contract that travelled all the way to the South Australian Supreme Court, highlighting the risks of not dealing with disputes promptly. We examine the ‘Emerald Book’ released earlier this year by...
BuildLaw Issue 37

BuildLaw Issue 37

October 2019 In this issue, we look at a NSW Supreme Court decision in White Constructions Pty Ltd v PBS Holdings Pty Ltd [2019] which found that the claimant, despite using an expert programmer, failed to sufficiently prove that a delay by the respondent caused delay...
BuildLaw Issue 36

BuildLaw Issue 36

July 2019 In this issue we feature an article by the honourable Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa, with an invaluable insight on the proposed Building Law Reform Programme. In Case in Brief, Jeremy Glover makes a commentary on two recent...
BuildLaw Issue 35

BuildLaw Issue 35

April 2019 In this issue, we feature an article on the warning apartment owners may take from the recent Court of Appeal decision in Body Corporate S73368 v Otway. This decision creates some financial uncertainty for owners who could now be liable for repair costs to...
BuildLaw Issue 34

BuildLaw Issue 34

December 2018 In this issue we investigate how the new retentions regime stacked up  in its first court case, in the Wellington High Court. We look at the new NEC4 Alliance Contract, trends in Asian leisure and hospitality, liquidated damages and receivables projects,...