Recovering Costs From Disputes

May 31, 2016

Richard Maiden, Director, Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Arbitrator, briefly talks about recovering costs from disputes.

  • There are various ways of recovering money under any dispute in New Zealand.
  • If the disputes are less than $15,000 the better process would be to go to a disputes tribunal, lodge a claim and be heard at the tribunal, legal representation is not permitted at the disputes tribunal.
  • Legal support and adjudication costs are also not claimable except under special circumstances i.e. acting in bad faith or claims made without merit.
  • As the next step up from a disputes tribunal for settling construction contract disputes, adjudication is recommended.
  • You can also lodge a claim at district court or if the claim exceeds $200,000, at the high court. In those cases, timing of resolution takes much longer and there is a reliance on legal expertise to present the case.
  • Lastly, mediation is often the best way to go. Prendos does not offer mediation; however we do offer expert evidence and expert advice to clients who are engaged in any litigation process.

To find out how Prendos can help you with dispute resolution please call 0800 PRENDOS or email prendos@prendos.co.nz.

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