21.04.2021

We need to talk about the Engineer

Members of Hesketh Henry's specialist construction team have been busy presenting papers at a number of recent industry conferences on various topics of interest

As New Zealand experiences intense construction demand, the role of the Engineer to the Contract is coming under increasing scrutiny. The Engineer is placed in the invidious position of acting independently of the contracting parties while in the service of the Principal.

In March 2018, construction partner, Nick Gillies, delivered a paper that explores the Engineer’s obligations under New Zealand law, including whether the Contractor is owed a duty of care in tort, and suggests alternative ways to mitigate or avoid the inherent risks associated with the position for the good of construction projects. This paper is available here.

For more information, or to discuss any aspect of construction law, please contact:

Nick Gillies nick.gillies@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8767

Christina Bryant christina.bryant@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8789

Helen MacFarlane helen.macfarlane@heskethhenry.co.nz or +64 9 375 8711

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