Monthly Archives: December 2011

Negotiating in the Dark


Interesting article by Ira Meislik of Meislik & Meislik, a specialist US real estate firm, on the benefits of telephone negotiation over exchanges of emails, or the drafting of interlocutory motions rather than sorting out matters head to head.  The … Continue reading

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Bank Fees – the Aussie consumer strikes back. Hopefully.


A very interesting class action in Australia against exorbitant bank fees has now widened, reports the New Lawyer Magazine. Originally against the ANZ, the action now includes Westpac, Commonwealth Bank (owner of the ASB), National Australia Bank and Citibank, and … Continue reading

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Maori land transactions under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – LINZ Guidelines


In today’s email: a very useful guide to the transfer of Maori land. This is the non-Torrens system land, typically held by tens or even hundreds or thousands of owners and trusts and/or incorporations. The guide is step by step … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Settlements – loss aversion theory and “beyond winning”


Beyond Winning” is another thoughtful article from barrister Josh McBride.  I recommend Josh’s posts to readers, if you haven’t already visited. In Beyond Winning, Mnookin analyses the dynamics of negotiations against the particular incentives at play in dispute resolution.  Can … Continue reading

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Highest Residential Loan approvals last week for two and half years


Some encouraging news for the property sector, although nothing to get over-excited about.  See our post on the NZ Property Lawyer.

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