CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

The firm has expertise in bringing and defending claims made under the Construction Contracts Act (“the Act”). Its focus in such matters is to secure a cost effective outcome for participants in such claims.

From 1 September 2016 services performed by the following construction professionals will be subject to the Act:

  • Architects;
  • Quantity Surveyors; and
  • Engineers.

Claims are now able to be brought in respect of breaches of contract (s25(2)), including damages claims.

 
We engaged Michael to advise us about a commercial property that had problems caused by inadequate specification and poor construction. Michael’s advice and process resulted in a successful claim against the construction company who paid a significant part of the cost of repair without us having to resort to litigation. Result!
- Andy McDowell