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Construction Law - update 2022 - Online CPD

NZ $195.00
TAYLOR, Michael WALTON, John
Michael Taylor
Partner, Russell McVeagh
John Walton
Commercial Barrister, Arbitrator, and Mediator
Bankside Chambers,

Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $145 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $195 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 120 minutes

In today's rapidly changing environment, it is more important than ever for lawyers to be aware of the legal issues that arise in construction projects and how to protect clients' interests and ensure successful project outcomes. This module will explore how to set projects up for success, how to effectively deal with disagreements when they arise, and your options for when matters escalate into disputes. The presenters will draw from their many years of personal experience with these issues, with a view to giving practical tips for the practitioner.

This module will include:

  • An update on the construction industries reforms and challenges
  • End-to-end project advice from industry experts
  • Strategies and options when dealing with disputes
  • An overview of recent decisions in key cases.

Learning objectives

By completing this module you will:

  • Gain a better understanding about what a construction practice involves.
  • Get some practical tips to help construction clients achieve their goals.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the state of the industry and recent key decisions.
  • Know what to include in construction contracts to ensure that a project has the best chance of success.
  • Gain practical knowledge of the dispute resolution processes and how to effectively present your case.
  • Gain a better understanding of your options when things go wrong.

Electronic paper 

Authors: Michael Taylor, John Walton
Published: 26 July 2022
Pages: 10


In the year ended 31 March 2021, the construction industry contributed $15.8 billion to our gross domestic product (24% of GDP) and employed 170,000 people.

MBIE’s National Construction Pipeline Report for 2021 (released in December 2021) predicts national construction activity rising to $48.3 billion up to 2024; detached dwelling consents to peak at 26,500 in 2023, and multi-unit consents at 21,300 this year; non-residential activity to reach $10.2 billion in 2025; and infrastructure to reach $11.2 billion in 2026. This is a significant workflow for an industry which is struggling.

And yet, of the 494 company liquidations since the start of this year, 92 (18.62%) were construction companies. On top of this, we have well documented shortages of skilled labour and product supplies (notably plasterboard).

We are in the unusual position of an industry which is unable to meet what is booming demand.

PowerPoint Presentation

These are the slides included in the presentation.

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