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Supreme Court balances dying man's 'unwavering' final intentions
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 20 2016

The late Mr Blackwell was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2000. He decided to lease his farm to his neighbours and grant a right of


Going to Market - consumer law update - May 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • May 12 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more


Earthquake cases keep New Zealand Courts busy
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • May 4 2016

Commercial buildings in New Zealand are insured under what is called a Material Damage Policy (also known as an Industrial Special Risks Policy in


Extent of lease obligations for remediation of contamination
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • March 22 2016

The Court of Appeal has held Mobil Oil NZ Ltd liable for the cost of remedying hydrocarbon contamination of land that it has occupied since 1925


Investment Properties Vulnerable to Relationship Property Claims
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • February 18 2016

Unlike the family home, investment properties are not inherently relationship property under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 ("Act"). If an


Classification of receipts as principal or interest
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 8 2015

The recent decision in CBRE Loan Servicing Limited v Gemini involved the classification, as either principal or interest, of rental payments, sale


Lenders can use Property Law Act notices to call up a loan
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • August 6 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a lender can issue an acceleration notice without waiting for a Property Law Act (PLA) notice to expire. A lender


Lawyer negligence in property deals appeal courts confirm causation test
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • June 16 2015

Two recent cases from New Zealand's senior appellate courts have confirmed and restated the test for liability of lawyers who negligently advise on


Unravelling trust assets - trustee powers deemed relationship property
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • April 29 2015

When a marriage or relationship breaks down and there are significant assets in trust structures, bitter disputes and attempts to access those trusts


Can a lender use a Property Law Act notice to call up a loan?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 11 2015

In a decision surprising to banks and other lenders, the High Court has ruled that a lender cannot issue a notice to accelerate a loan before the