It is a business person’s nightmare when the contract they thought was sound and wind proof turns out to be open for interpretation. The High Court gives a stark reminder for the need for clarity when drafting. The recent case of Macquarie Capital...
We appreciate that building disputes can become expensive and lengthy.
There are a number of alternative dispute resolution options that can be considered, for example the parties can proceed to a round table discussion or alternatively building dispute mediation.
Mediation can drastically reduce the costs involved for all parties and the parties will be able to consider options that may not have been available if they proceeded to litigation. The parties can request that their appointed Surveyor attends the mediation. All discussions during mediation are confidential.