Construction

Construction

The Parker & Associates team is widely recognised in New Zealand for its expertise in relation to dispute resolution, particularly involving the construction sector and class actions.

The Parker & Associates team is widely recognised in New Zealand for its expertise in relation to dispute resolution, particularly involving the construction sector and class actions.

We have acted for most parties involved in the construction industry, including building owners, developers, building contractors and subcontractors, material manufacturers and suppliers, private certifiers, engineers, designers and project managers.

Expert witnesses help us to construct strong cases

We are a proudly small dispute resolution practice working with a network of experienced expert witnesses relevant to construction and building disputes, from building surveyors and engineers to materials specialists and architects. Our people are adept at taking guidance from these experts, so that relevant facts can be presented in a way that’s logical and understandable.

A construction law team that’s tough enough to get the job done

We have the ability to efficiently manage the high volume of data collection, analysis and communication work that comes with demanding multi-party construction litigation and class actions. We have a reputation for thorough preparation, attention to detail and ability to understand the complex technical material required for construction dispute resolution.

The Parker & Associates team isn’t limited to acting for Wellington-based clients; several of our major projects have involved situations in Auckland, Christchurch and other centres around New Zealand.

Recent and current cases

  • A successful claim against a solicitor in which NZ’s largest award of general damages was made.
  • Many successful claims and settlements against local authorities.
  • Successful settlement of the $20 million leaky-building claim lodged by owners of St Paul apartments in Wellington, believed to be Wellington's biggest leaky building claim
  • Launch of a class action suit against James Hardie, which is making steady progress towards a hearing in August 2020.