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Paul McKendrick Partner

“I provide legal and tactical advice and representation to resolve a diverse range of disputes and litigation.  I will work closely with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

I have a team that can work on large multi-party disputes and which has the agility and experience to act urgently to protect your interests, manage your risks and achieve great results. 

You are not in the “business of litigation” so I am here to manage and resolve that for you. I want you to be able to focus on your core business activities.

When acting for plaintiffs I aim to drive the dispute to the point where the defendants are sufficiently educated as to the risks that they face, so that they become more willing to pay the appropriate level of compensation.  

When acting for defendants, where there is a real risk of a judgment, I will seek to minimise that risk by extricating clients for the minimum sum possible. 

While most commercial disputes are resolved in this way, sometimes Court hearings are required if the other party is not commercially pragmatic or it is a matter of real significance.

I advise on negligence actions, insolvency, joint ventures, shareholder and director disputes, commercial and residential property matters, deceased estates, trusts, debt recovery, emergency relief, and many other related matters.”

Examples of disputes resolved:

  • Banking, insurance, and finance company claims
  • Class actions on behalf of large numbers of residential property purchasers.
  • Resolution of leaky building claims for both owners and contractors.
  • Resolution of significant warranties claims in respect of the sale and purchase of substantial businesses.
  • Resolution of numerous disputes in relation to residential and commercial property.
  • Resolution of complex trust and estate disputes.
  • A substantial arbitration to determine the price to be paid by a public body to extend a regional park involving valuers, town planners, geotechnical engineers and archaeologists.
  • Unit Title Act disputes, including success in the leading case about ultra vires Body Corporate rules.
  • Resolution of a dispute between international boxing promoters.



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Area of Expertise Additional Services
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Family Law
Specialisation:  Civil and Commercial Litigation, Bodies Corporate, Family Law & Relationship Property
Qualifications: BCom, LLB(Hons)

Contact Details
DDI: +64 9 914 3505
Mobile: +64 21 837 283
Email: paul.mckendrick@glaister.co.nz
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