Litigation & Dispute Resolution

This Supreme Court decision of Carr & Anor v Gallaway Cook Allan released this month has sent a clear message to take care from the outset when drafting an agreement to arbitrate.  Poorly drafted clauses in the agreement could invalidate it and result in a wasted arbitration. The case involved […] Read More›

A recent High Court decision has sent a reminder to companies that they need legal representation in Court.  The case also further highlights the need for companies to file Court documents through a solicitor. The case of Burgess v The Raindance Company New Zealand Limited concerned an application by liquidators […] Read More›

In the age of electronic and mobile technology, clients are more often seeking to rely on electronic messages such as emails and text messages in Court proceedings in support of their position or to discredit the other parties’ evidence. A recent matter which found its way to the Employment Relations […] Read More›

There has been call for changes to the way in which Coroner’s recommendations are implemented.  It is felt that while many Coroners make important recommendations which contribute to improvements in health and safety outcomes, many of these recommendations are not being implemented or followed up.  A study by the University of […] Read More›