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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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There have been a number of law changes and events over recent years that have impacted on the building industry, including but not limited to, building supply shortages, COVID-19, subcontractor contract issues, the evolution of prefabricated building products and the recent introduction of More »
We recently provided an article on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, Ports of Auckland delays and spike in construction activity on the supply of building materials and shortage issues that were developing. Further reports this week have shown that this situation is worsening and is likely to be More »
We are all acutely aware of the current housing shortage in New Zealand and particularly the need for good quality affordable homes. The recent uptake in use of prefabricated building products in residential construction is a good solution to not only ease the housing shortage but also drastically More »
Reports this week have shown that the COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to have an impact on the construction industry. When the national lockdown was imposed last year we, and others, commented that one of the effects of that, along with the imposition of border restrictions and the global More »
Whilst it is difficult to predict with any certainty the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the construction industry in New Zealand there are some inevitable consequences and concerns already being identified within the industry. The clause references in this article are to the More »
Following the Government announcement that New Zealand has moved to Level 1 of the COVID-19 lockdown response from 11.59pm on Monday 8 June the protocols relating to construction operations have been updated. Although some of the protocols that were in operation under Levels 3 and 2 have been More »
The Government has announced that New Zealand will move to Level 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown response from 11.59pm Monday April 27. This will allow construction work that has been on hold to resume, or for new work to start. There will however be significant requirements in place to ensure that this More »
As of 26 March 2020 it is only essential services on site construction work that is permitted to continue. This is defined as works which: relate to essential services e.g. hospitals and supermarkets; relate to critical infrastructure; or are needed to maintain human health and safety at home or More »
The World Health Organisation has declared the COVID-19 a global epidemic. The impact of this on the construction industry calls for an assessment of contractual obligations and liabilities of principals, contractors and subcontractors alike. Most contracts will include provisions that look to More »
As the impact of Coronavirus spreads to global supply chains and begins to impact the construction industry overseas, it is only a matter of time before the impact will be felt here in New Zealand, particularly due to the widespread use of materials imported from China in our construction industry More »
On 26 January 2020 the Government released the three year Construction Sector Transformation Plan (Plan) which aims to ease the delivery of the workforce and productivity gains needed to boost the construction sector and deliver the recently announced infrastructure projects. According to the More »

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