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Category: Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Future Proofing your Contracting-Out Agreement

    11 February 2020

    We encourage you to have your contracting-out agreement reviewed regularly and to have any new agreement “future proofed” to avoid the agreement being challenged in Court.Contracting-out agreements are private contracts between parties who have agreed to “opt” out of the equal sharing regime under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“PRA”). The effect of opting or contracting out of the PRA means parties have chosen to agree between themselves on how to classify and divide their property without the law surrounding ...

  • Glaister Ennor announces CBL Corporation Class Action

    17 October 2019

    IMF Bentham and Glaister Ennor announce a shareholder Class Action in the New Zealand High Court regarding the collapse of CBL CorporationCBL Corporation shareholders are invited to sign up to participate in the class actionAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 14 October 2019:International dispute financier IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) and leading New Zealand law firm Glaister Ennor announced today a class action seeking compensation for shareholders of failed New Zealand insurance firm CBL Corporation (CBL).The collapse of CBL has impacted shareholders across the world, including retail investors in ...

  • Glaister Ennor promotes Mitch Singh and Chen Jiang to Partner

    2 September 2019

    Glaister Ennor has elevated two high-performing senior associates to its partnership. Mitch Singh and Chen Jiang have been appointed as new partners in the firm’s litigation and disputes resolution team. Glaister Ennor now has 15 partners and over 60 staff in its CBD Auckland offices. Senior litigation partner, Paul McKendrick commented, “both Mitch and Chen have extensive litigation experience and deliver excellent results for clients. They form a key part of our growing litigation and disputes practice, which provides strategic and ...

  • Employment: Increased Penalties and Awards

    3 September 2018

    In April 2016, legislation changes were introduced, which intended to strengthen the enforcement of employment standards. The aim of the changes was to ensure that breaches of employment standards, such as paying minimum wages, holiday entitlements, and keeping proper wage and time records, are dealt with appropriately. The changes also aimed to provide an effective deterrent while trying to avoid imposing unnecessary compliance costs on employers. The amendments increased maximum penalties in the Employment Court from $10,000 to $20,000 for an individual ...

  • ACP Cladding and the Suspension of CodeMark Product Certification

    3 September 2018

    In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, there has been a renewed focus on the types of cladding used on buildings in New Zealand. This is because the use of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) cladding was considered to be a major factor in the speed and spread of the Grenfell Tower fire.Essentially, ACP cladding is a sandwich of two thin aluminium sheets with a binding core made up of polyethylene and/or a mineral combination. ACP cladding is popular because ...

  • Getting Paid – Make Sure You Hold the Deposit

    3 September 2018

    As agents are aware, when you hold the deposit and the agreement for sale and purchase is declared unconditional, the standard ADLS/REINZ agreement will allow you to deduct your commission – no risk.However, what happens when you allowed the deposit to be held by a third party, or it was a term of a bespoke agreement? In this case, if you are not paid, you must take legal action. To avoid that, always make sure the agreement provides that you ...