Building Law Series 2021 - Security for building projects


Insolvency risk, and the risk of non-payment, is a major concern in the building industry. Homeowners wonder how to secure their deposits, subcontractors wonder if they are going to get paid by head contractors, and everyone from materials suppliers to developers worry about the risk of collapse.

This webinar focus on the steps parties involved in a building project – from a residential house build through to a commercial project - can take to get security against that risk.

It will cover both practical and legal protections, including:

  • Protections for the payer in the contractual relationship (ie, the principal against a head contractor, and a head-contractor against a subcontractor).
  • Protections for the payee in the contractual relationship (ie, suppliers and subcontractors against a head contractor, and a contractor against a principal).

It will include a detailed look at how these protections can be achieved, including bonds, collateral agreements, warranties, guarantees, reservation of title and security.


The learning outcomes participants will obtain are:

  • Specific issues relating to insolvency and non-payment risk in the construction sector;
  • How to manage that risk using contractual provisions, security and collateral agreements.


Lawyers and other advisers, as well as people involved in the construction industry.

The webinar assumes some knowledge of construction law – set out in the previous webinars of the Building Law Series.


Karen Dwyer, Director, Dwyer Law Limited

1.5 CPD Hours

  • May 06
    Thu, 10:30 AM NZST - 12:00 PM NZST Online
    • $215.00 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.