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High Court provides guidance on voluntary administration and creditors’ meetings under COVID-19 Alert Level 4

New Zealand - April 3 2020 A recent decision of the High Court of New Zealand provides helpful guidance for insolvency practitioners on how aspects of the voluntary...

Jan Etwell, Scott Abel, David Broadmore, Bridie McKinnon, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Myles O'Brien, Matthew Triggs, Luke Sizer, Annie Cao, Scott Barker, David Perry, Willie Palmer, Susan Rowe.

Responding to COVID-19: Operation of the court system

New Zealand - March 26 2020 The country is now at Level 4 on the four level alert system for COVID-19, meaning that all organisations that do not provide essential services must...

David Broadmore, Bridie McKinnon, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Luke Sizer, Scott Barker, Willie Palmer, Anita Birkinshaw, Susan Rowe.

COVID-19 - frustrating for contracts

New Zealand - March 19 2020 In recent days, the Government has taken an ever-increasing number of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand, including the recent...

David Broadmore, Bridie McKinnon, Kelly Paterson, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Luke Sizer, Scott Barker, Willie Palmer, Anita Birkinshaw, Susan Rowe.

Water damage exclusion clause not to be interpreted in a vacuum

New Zealand - December 20 2019 The Court of Appeal has rejected an application to strike out an indemnity claim made by Napier City Council in Local Government Mutual Funds...

David Broadmore, Bridie McKinnon, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Luke Sizer, Scott Barker, Willie Palmer, Anita Birkinshaw, Susan Rowe.

When can you drive too hard a bargain? Economic duress in contractual negotiations

United Kingdom - December 20 2019 The English Court of Appeal in Times Travel (UK) Limited v Pakistan International Airlines Corpn 2019 EWCA Civ 828 has set a high bar for parties...

David Broadmore, Bridie McKinnon, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Luke Sizer, Scott Barker, Willie Palmer, Anita Birkinshaw, Susan Rowe.