Litigation, Societies and Charities Team

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Partner: Mark von Dadelszen
Legal Assistant: Lesley Hames

Litigation, Societies and Charities Team

The following legal services are primarily provided by our Litigation, Resource Management, Societies and Charities Team:

Civil and Commercial Litigation

  • Advice and representation in all fields including debt recovery, contractual disputes, societies and charities, negligence, defamation, insolvency, liquor licences, leases, nuisance, trespass, companies, partnerships, neighbours, and insurance
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Earthquake strengthening, insurance, fixtures and fittings, and rental issues

Resource Management

  • Advising and representing applicants, submitters and Councils on resource consent applications, subdivisions and development control, plans, enforcement, hearings and appeals, and as Commissioners for hearings

Societies and Charitable Trusts

  • Formation and amendment of constitutions
  • Registration with the Charities Commission
  • Constitutional problems and disputes
  • Meeting procedure

Building Construction

  • Advising and representing owners and contractors involved in leaky buildings claims
  • Advising and representing owners and contractors in relation to the requirements of the Construction Contracts Act and disputes about payments under that Act


  • Advice and representation relating to personal bankruptcy, the winding up of companies and societies, and directors’ liability
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation, arbitration, negotiation
  • We have qualified mediators/arbitrators available to deal with disputes in most areas of law

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