22.08.2018

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

Do you need expert legal advice?
Contact the expert team at Hesketh Henry.
Kerry_100x100 1
Media contact - Kerry Browne
Please contact Kerry with any media enquiries and with any questions related to marketing or sponsorships on +64 9 375 8747 or via email.

Related Articles / Insights & Opinion

Government calls time on Dodds litigation
Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited v Dodds [2020] NZCA 395
Privacy Act 2020: new obligations to report privacy breaches
The Privacy Act 2020 creates a new requirement to report serious privacy breaches, as from 1 December 2020. 
25.09.2020 Posted in Business Advice & Employment Law & Regulatory
Entitlement to Indemnity under Marine Transit Insurance
The decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in Swashplate Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company trading as Liberty International Underwriters addresses the issue of when risk attaches pur...
Singapore Convention comes into force
The Singapore Mediation Convention has now entered into force, creating a comprehensive framework for the enforcement of international mediation settlement agreements.
Salisbury Street Victory
On 10 September 2020, Osborne J delivered the long-awaited judgment in Body Corporate 335089 v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd and Body Corporate 341154 v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd.[1]  The judg...
16.09.2020 Posted in Insurance Law
The City’s Breaking and Everybody’s Shaking
Climate change and its effect on contract risk in the construction industry
14.09.2020 Posted in Construction Law
Construction’s Insolvency Predicament: Cooper, Mainzeal and Reckless Trading
Insolvency events have become common place in the construction industry in recent years. In particular, a focus has been investigating whether directors allowed their insolvent company to engage in re...
Send us an enquiry
For expert legal advice, please complete the form below or call us on (09) 375 8700.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
-->