Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Construction contracts and retentions reforms – what you need to know
A retention is an amount withheld by the party to a construction contract (Party A) from an amount payable to another party to the contract (Party B) as security...
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Supreme Court confirms courts can consider relevant social and cultural evidence
Cases in which one or more of the parties have a cultural background which...
The importance of due diligence in farm purchases
The importance of thorough due diligence when purchasing a valuable farming property was recently...
Court of Appeal determines losses caused by 2011 earthquakes not a “series of losses”
The Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that damage caused to a home by...
Update to insolvency laws – Insolvency Review Working Group
For businesses, creditors, and debtors it is now more important than ever to have...
Mycoplasma bovis outbreak – compensation for farmers
On 26 March 2018 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced that all cattle...