Category Archives: Litigation

Bank Loan Approvals – a word of caution


I wrote the bones of this post in 2013, but its even more relevant now with stories of banks reneging on loan approvals just as the unit settlement date approaches. Basically:  Bank loan approvals mean very little if anything especially … Continue reading

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Glen William Cooper – sentenced.


Further to this post, Glenn Cooper was sentenced to nineteen months jail for his five guilty pleas on charges of dishonestly using a document. Short article regarding the offences can be found here. Congratulations to the Serious Fraud office, and … Continue reading

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A person best avoided – Glenn William Cooper


Glenn William Cooper (39) plead guilty in the Manukau District Court yesterday to charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office of dishonestly using a document. Essentially Cooper, through various associated interests, bought motel units and onsold them contemporaneously to vulnerable … Continue reading

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Law Commission Trusts Paper – the Preferred Approach


Readers may be interested in the Law Commission’s “Review of the Law of Trusts – Preferred Approach”, including all the Issues papers circulated amongst the legal profession and other interested parties over the last few years. As it weighs in … Continue reading

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Quay Park & Ngati Whatua – First decision


Bob Dey has reported on the first of the Quay Park arbitrations to be released in his property report. Parnell Terraces at 18-24 The Strand is one of 5 apartment developments on the former railway land at Quay Park on … Continue reading

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Is our lawyer agressive enough?


Only time today for a quick link to an article by Mark Herrmann, Chief Counsel (Litigation) at Aon Risk Services. Several times, certainly enough to stick in my memory, people coming in to engage our services say they want a … Continue reading

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Selling the Crafar Farms? Think again….


Coverage in our sister blog the NZ Property Lawyer can be found here of the High Court’s decision (just released) to block the Crafar Farms sale to the Shanghai-Pengxin consortium and send the application back to the Ministers Coleman and … Continue reading

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