Cost escalation in a post-pandemic world

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm Tim Bates & Co highlight some common construction contract issues to look out for, and...

How to make sure you get paid for the building works you provide

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm Tim Bates & Co pose a debt collection fact scenario, and put forward the various...

Leaky buildings, remediation contract cost escalation, and building defects

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm Tim Bates & Co consider how the Body Corporate of an apartment block manages to...

Building company fails in reckless trading compensation bid

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm TM Bates & Co review a recent case regarding liability, construction contracts and possible reckless...

Be warned about trading on if your company is nearly insolvent

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision reviews a Supreme Court decision focusing on company directors’ responsibility under the Companies Act 1993. This article...

Contractual mistake in sale and purchase of a leaky house

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Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision review a recent case which concerned a contractual mistake in an agreement for...

Non-compliant payment claim foils statutory demand process

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision evaluates a case that addresses the interplay between the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and the statutory...

Relaxed limitation rule allows defects claims older than 10 years

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision runs the rule over a recent case where defects claims outside a 10-year limitation period were...

Earthquake reports and negligent misstatement

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Timothy Bates and Sabine Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision discuss a case dealing with negligent misstatement in a report concerning the earthquake...

When does innocent representation become actionable misrepresentation?

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examines a case concerning the purchase of a leaky unit that invoked clauses in the Contract...