Resolve Group is always looking for opportunities to upskill staff, and on September 4th, five Resolve Group staff members attended a seminar on construction law, along with lawyers, developers, and building contractors.
Under contract formation, the presenter gave a “contracts 101” lesson on the need to understand the fundamental elements of offer, consideration, and acceptance. With respect to tendering, the two contract approach was clarified. A case study from South Waikato District Council was used to show how expensive getting it wrong can be – damages of over $300K having to be paid out by council. Both standard and new types of contract were looked at, and good explanations given of the pros and cons of each. Robert Finley from Hawkins presented a lively contractor’s perspective.