Building Law Series 2017 – Fundamental Concepts (On Demand)


What all advisers dealing with building businesses need to know

The building sector is the fifth largest sector in the New Zealand economy, and a $30 billion plus industry. It is also a sector dominated by small businesses, with 87% of business in the sector having 9 or fewer workers.

If you advise SME businesses in New Zealand, you are likely to advise businesses in the building sector.

Construction law is a complex mix of common law, and industry-specific statutes which impose mandatory requirements for certain contracts and even terms of trade for this industry.

This webinar will cover the fundamentals of building law that advisers need to know, including:

  • What type of businesses are considered to be carrying out “building work”, and the significance of this. 
  • The meaning of “construction work” and how this differs from “building work”. 
  • An overview of key statutes and regulations affecting building businesses. 


Attendees will learn:

  • What businesses need to consider themselves construction businesses for the purposes of building law.
  • What laws to be aware of in advising businesses in the building and construction sector.


As construction law has a particular focus on enabling cash flow, this course will be of interest to accountancy practitioners as well as general legal practitioners. It will be valuable to all persons who advise construction businesses. It assumes an understanding of legal concepts, but is set at an introductory level and assumes no prior experience of construction law.


9 May 2017


Karen Overend, Principal, Overend & Associates

1.5 CPD hours

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $200.00 excl. GST

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Sole practitioners

A discount on webinars is available for sole practitioners. Please contact us at NZ‑ to confirm eligibility.