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High Court upholds decision to defer subdivision consent application

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

Late last year the High Court dismissed an appeal by an applicant for subdivision consent, upholding the former Waitakere City Council's decision to

Seismic scrap heads to Supreme Court

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

The Supreme Court has granted leave to the University of Canterbury to argue in the Supreme Court that the Christchurch City Council has authority to

Water allocations add value landowners compensated

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • March 4 2014

A recent case in the New South Wales Supreme Court has highlighted the potential value of water allocations, particularly when those water rights are

Diminution of value or the cost of cure: assessing the “normal” measure of damages in leaky building claims

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 3 2014

Mr and Mrs Johnson purchased a leaky home in a mortgagee sale. They were aware at the time of purchase that the house might leak. The house had a

Liquidator's disclaimer of lease upheld by Australian High Court

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • December 13 2013

In our September 2012 insolvency update, we reported on Re Willmott Forests Ltd 2012 VSC 29, where the Victorian Court of Appeal found that a

Breach your fiduciary duty - lose your commission

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • December 9 2013

It is well known that breaches of fiduciary duty may give rise to awards of damages. In certain circumstances, a breach may also result in a

Council seismic strengthening policies shaken up

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 13 2013

The Court of Appeal has recently released its decision in University of Canterbury v Insurance Council of NZ Inc 2013 NZCA 471 (on appeal from the

Harcourts Building demolition declined

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 6 2013

Earlier this month the Environment Court dismissed an appeal by Lambton Quay Properties Nominee Ltd against a decision to decline resource consent

Heritage buildings - hard to do with, harder to do away with

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 15 2013

The dilemma facing the owner of the iconic Harcourts Building in Wellington's CBD was accepted by the Environment Court. He can't insure it, or

"Approval of directors" conditions

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2013

The Court of Appeal in Arcadia Homes Limited (in liquidation) v More to This Life Limited and Andrew George Clark as Trustees of the Ultimate