The Society of Construction Law New Zealand has announced the winners of its seventh annual Essay Competition.
The competition is designed to encourage an interest in construction law amongst undergraduate or recently graduated students.
First Prize - Zane Fookes for ‘The Inclusion of a Methodology in Construction Contracts: A Question of Control and Liability’.
Mr Fookes graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2016 with an LLB(Hons)/BA. He is currently a solicitor in the litigation team at Chapman Tripp in Auckland, working primarily in construction, insurance and maritime litigation.
Second Prize - Jack Gordge for ‘Programmable Construction: Disrupting the Construction Industry with Blockchain Technology’.
Mr Gordge is a solicitor in Gallaway Cook Allan’s commercial team with specialisation in infrastructure and construction projects, advice to the technology sector and corporate advisory work.
The first prize is $3,000, and the second prize is $1,500.
Mr Fookes and Mr Gordge presented their essays in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland from 21 to 23 August.