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...

Building Act 2004 convictions — appealed

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Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm TM Bates & Co reviews a recent appeal to the High Court of convictions and sentence for charges...

Cost fluctuation clauses in construction contracts

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm TM Bates & Co review and compare the Cost Fluctuation clauses used in two common...

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...