Construction law covers all aspects of building, engineering and construction projects, including infrastructure development and public procurement, from inception through to completion.
Durable resolution of construction disputes will vary from case to case, but experience both in New Zealand and internationally has shown that early identification of potential disagreements, and addressing those disagreements significantly reduces the likelihood for protracted litigation. Bankside Chambers has experts in all aspects of construction law, including peer reviewing and probity auditing procurement processes, mediating disputes before positions harden, independent neutral evaluation, and acting as advocates, expert determiners, adjudicators and arbitrators.
In December 2022, the Court of Appeal released a judgment in Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd v Wellington City Council which addressed the question of whether the Building Act’s 10 year longstop provisions apply to claim for contribution. Christine Meechan KC considers the decision and its significance.
Chambers and Partners have announced their Asia-Pacific Guide Rankings for 2023 overnight and Bankside is delighted to have been ranked Band 1 in New Zealand for the second year in a row, with 14 Bankside barristers receiving rankings.