Overseas cladding product manufacturer and distributors litigated under the CGA and FTA

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Tim Bates and former colleague Fiona Dobroshi of Auckland legal firm TM Bates & Co focus on a case concerning an aluminium composite panel...
Rob Harris (left) and Shaun Watt.

To arbitrate or adjudicate — that is the question

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Whatever the cause of a dispute, the only two ways for it to be resolved are by agreement of the parties (ie settlement) or...

Dangerous intent — unwanted consequences of letters of intent

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Vimal Nair (left) and Callum McKenzie of Auckland legal firm Greenwood Roche outline the problems that letters of intent can cause further down the...

Contractors and subbies better protected under new retention changes

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On October 5, 2023, the Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act 2023 (Amendment Act) came into force, bringing about significant changes to the way...
Tim Bates and Fiona Dobroshi of Auckland legal firm TM Bates & Co.

Can a notice to fix be served on non-compliant works carried out by a...

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Tim Bates and Fiona Dobroshi of Auckland legal firm TM Bates & Co look at the case of Waikato Regional Council v The District...

Changes coming to NZ’s most widely-used major works contract

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For more than a decade, NZS 3910:2013 has been the go-to form of contract for major construction projects in New Zealand.  In 2021, Standards...

The case of a relocation company’s liability in respect of a defective home

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Tim Bates and Fiona Dobroshi of Auckland legal firm TM Bates & Co assess the High Court decision in Stott v Uplifting Homes Ltd,...

Broader outcomes — and constructing a better New Zealand

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With $61.9 billion of the Government’s budget being spent on infrastructure over the next four years, the scale of that opportunity and the impact...

Limitation Act 2010 — does ‘late knowledge’ run from the first expert’s report or...

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm TM Bates & Co examines the decision of Rea & Rea v 360 Degrees Ltd which explores the...

Warning signs: Subcontractor insolvency is imminent, what do I do?

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It is an unfortunate and unavoidable fact that with supply and pricing as volatile as it currently is, the risk of insolvency within the...