As the baby boom generation moves into retirement, there is growing need for specialised lawyers who have experience in advising village operators as well as prospective residents on the complexities of occupancy agreements and relevant legislation such as the Retirement Villages Act 2003.
Hesketh Henry is a market leader for legal services in the retirement villages sector. Senior partner Brian Coburn has acted for retirement village operators for more than 25 years, including for one of the leading listed retirement village operators in New Zealand. Brian and the firm’s team of specialised property lawyers understand how retirement villages run as businesses and the need for precise and compliant documentation and expert advice to operators and residents. Their expertise extends to providing village operators with a settlement service for the issuance of occupation rights to retirement village residents. The team also provides specialised legal advice for the structuring and financing of retirement villages.