Our

Construction Litigation

Expertise

Cavell Leitch has considerable experience working for developers, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors on high-value and complex construction disputes, including leaky building claims.  Our experience includes representing clients in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, District Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal as well as in arbitrations and adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act.

 

We have an in-depth understanding of the relevant regulatory framework in construction including the Building Act and Building Code, and Construction Contracts Act.  We also work with leading construction experts such as engineers, building surveyors, quantity surveyors, and valuers to help our clients achieve their desired outcomes.

 

Recent work:

 

 

  • Representing commercial and residential building owners in defective workmanship and negligence claims against construction professionals.

 

  • Defending claims against construction companies, developers, and professionals relating to alleged construction defects.

 

  • Representing a civil construction and project management company in a multi-party dispute concerning liability for unavoidable property damage arising from a large infrastructure project.

 

  • Advising clients on their rights and obligations under construction contracts, Construction Contracts Act, and the Building Act.

Initial Contacts

Susan Bevin

Litigation - Partner

+64 3 339 5631

susan.bevin@cavell.co.nz

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Sam Cowan

Litigation - Senior Associate

+64 3 339 5630

sam.cowan@cavell.co.nz

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Level 3, BNZ Centre
111 Cashel Mall
Christchurch 8011

PO Box 799
Christchurch 8140

Telephone: +64 3 379 9940

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