Rather than being about juries swayed by Hollywood style antics, building cases are about defects, cracks, delays, and cost of delays and rectification and are presided over by judges, arbitrators or tribunal members who are rarely swayed by captivating rhetoric from charismatic lawyers.

Indeed, some decision makers have a strong aversion to hearing building disputes because the cases are long, documentation intensive and at times emotionally debilitating for a decision maker, particularly if the case is a domestic building dispute where home owners are beset by the trauma of brick and mortar security jeopardy….