Disputes

Construction Disputes

Overview
Specialised construction dispute lawyers ready to act in your best interests

Disputes are an inherent feature of the New Zealand construction landscape; something everyone wants to avoid or resolve efficiently. Engaging Hesketh Henry for construction contract advice at the outset of your plans means we can apply our many years of specialised construction law experience to help you avoid legal action. If it’s too late for that, and disputes have arisen, our construction litigators can guide you to the best resolution.

Our lawyers have been involved with some of the most complex and high-value building and engineering claims in New Zealand, and have deep experience of the issues that cause disputes in the industry. As a result, we’re a force to be reckoned with in the construction disputes arena.

In addition to litigation, we represent construction clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including arbitration, Construction Contracts Act adjudication, early neutral evaluation, expert determination, and mediation. We’re adept at resolving liability claims against contractors and consultants, leaky building issues, and ‘pure’ construction disputes involving time and money claims.

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Insights & Opinion / Construction Disputes

Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes
Regrettably, building and engineering is prone to disputation.  As New Zealand moves through a period of significant construction activity, the risk of claims is likely to rise.  High demand combi...
17.11.2015 Posted in Construction Law
Rebuilding New Zealand: A case for Dispute Resolution Boards
Download pdf paper Download Powerpoint slides New Zealand sits on the cusp of the largest construction boom in a generation.  One of the challenges (and opportunities) that this presents is how best ...
2.09.2014 Posted in Construction Law
Diminution of value or the cost of cure: assessing the “normal” measure of damages in leaky building claims
Download full article Johnson v Auckland Council [2013] NZCA 662 Mr and Mrs Johnson purchased a leaky home in a mortgagee sale.  They were aware at the time of purchase that the house might leak.  T...
3.02.2014 Posted in Leaky Home
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