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Dispute Resolution

Webinar - August 23, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1pm


Rewarding projects are all about relationships between the architect and the client, but what happens when things go south, or something is lost in translation? While contracts are intended to manage expectations and ensure quality and certainty of outcomes for both parties, it is unfortunately a reality of the industry that things can go wrong, and when they do, the architect needs to be prepared.

We have partnered with Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA), for this webinar where speakers Helen Brown and Megan Neill from Gibson Sheat will be joining us to cover the basics and process of dispute resolution. Helen and Megan will talk in detail about the nature of disputes, the different forums in which they can be resolved, and how they are relevant to architects.

The webinar will also cover the types of disputes that are commonly raised and talk through the key features and pros and cons of each resolution pathway. There will be discussion on what the contract covers (and doesn’t) and we’ll touch on other issues that can arise throughout the process, including overall strategy, time and cost, parallel processes and insurance considerations.

As always, we’ll ensure there’s time to answer any questions you may have.

About the presenters

Helen Brown is a Partner at law firm Gibson Sheat in the Construction and Litigation Teams. She has over 16 years’ experience in all aspects of construction law, including advice on contracts, preparation of contract documentation, and dispute resolution. Helen regularly assists clients to resolve disputes in the most practical and cost-effective way. She has acted for clients in adjudications under the CCA, mediations, negotiations, arbitration and Court proceedings.

Megan Neill is a Senior Associate in Gibson Sheat’s Construction Team. Megan’s experience in commercial, regulatory, and public law litigation in various forums has given her a strong appreciation for dispute resolution of all shapes and sizes.  Megan has returned to private practice after brief forays in-house at the Teaching Council and Medical Council.


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