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Employment Litigation Costs: In for a penny, in for a pound?
Vindication is frequently offered as a motivation for litigation.
Managing Risk and Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects ….
The best way to manage a dispute is not to have one.
Leaking Buildings: A Council Class Action In The Making?
We are now on what may be called the “third wave leaky buildings”.
Hesketh Henry Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Legal Directory
Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Legal Directory
Selecting and Tailoring Dispute Resolution Clauses
Dispute resolution clauses are often relegated to the end of contractual negotiations or standard “boilerplates” are included with little or no thought as to their appropriateness.  Frequently s...
7.10.2015 Posted in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Arbitration Act 1996 – Reconstructing the Agreement to Arbitrate
The recent stream of alternate dispute resolution methods is part of the zeitgeist where disputants are shying away from Courts and attempting to settle their differences outside the Courtroom steps. ...
9.07.2014 Posted in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Presumed Built When Certified
John Anthony Osborne and Helen Osborne v Auckland Council On 10 June 2014, the Supreme Court delivered a decision on the eligibility criteria under s 14(a) of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Servi...
The Rules of the Game are Changing
Nothing says excitement quite like the rules of civil procedure.  We might laugh at that statement, but such rules are important insofar as they govern the way cases are commenced and managed through...
23.06.2014 Posted in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Dotcom v United States of America [2014] NZSC 24
Kim Dotcom’s anticipated Political Party aspirations may have taken a hit when the Supreme Court delivered a judgment against Dotcom.  Most New Zealanders are no strangers to Dotcom and the storm o...
7.05.2014 Posted in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
New District Court Rules
Download PDF Article Over the past few months the Rules Committee has been considering a total revamp of the District Court Rules (DCRs).  At the same time, Parliament has been considering the Judica...
21.03.2014 Posted in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Investor Losses: A Fruitful Ground for Class Actions?
In tough economic times when share prices fall, corporate profits drop and companies edge towards insolvency, investors can face the depressing reality of dwindling retirement portfolios. Whether they...
11.11.2009 Posted in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Innovation the key to improved services
One of Auckland’s oldest law firms, Hesketh Henry, has embraced technology to increase productivity and lower their costs to clients.
11.11.2008 Posted in Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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