MBIE has issued a guidance paper for all public sector agencies to deal with the suspension of construction work under NZS3910:2013 allowing for time related costs during the lockdown.
Musings of a busy mind
With covid-19 lockdown uncertainty, a business as usual approach to dispute resolution might not be the best approach.
Just prior to Christmas, the High Court ruled that prior appointments of an adjudicator as an expert witness gave rise to a conflict of interest which should have been disclosed to the parties. This decision rather flies in the face of traditional norms of independence of the legal profession. It is also cause for concern in a small, specialised sector of the legal community.