Property, Commercial and Personal Services Team

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Property, Commercial and Personal Services Team

The following legal services are primarily provided by our Property, Commercial and Personal Services Team:

Property: Residential, Commercial and Rural

  • Sales, purchases, leases, retirement village licences
  • Mortgages, financing and securities
  • Easements, fencing and boundary issues
  • Public Works Act acquisitions
  • Subdivisions and land development

Commercial Law

  • Companies, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements
  • Franchising and licensing
  • Terms of trade
  • Financing and securities
  • Restructuring and amalgamations
  • Shareholder/partner buyouts and disputes

Trusts and Asset Planning

  • For family, business, and asset protection
  • Administration
  • Re-organisation and winding up

Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Estates

  • Probate and letters of administration
  • Administration, including life interests and trusts for minors
  • Disputes
  • Occupational safety and health

The Team

Partner: Jodi Lett
Partner: Simon Wilton
Solicitor: Jonathan Nicholson
Solicitor: Robert van Duin
Legal Executive: Sallyanne Belmont
Legal Executive: Leonie Greville
Legal Executive: Angie Chaplow
Legal Assistant: Joan Wootton
Legal Assistant: Lisa

Latest News

Updating (Replacing) the Trustee Act 1956

Revamp to 60-year old trust law On 14 November 2016 the Justice Minister, Amy Adams, released draft legislation to update our trust law and improve the administration of trusts. It is important to appreciate that this change will have implications for all trusts; individuals may be most interested in family trusts and trusts established under […]

Business Numbers – What they Mean for You

What is a New Zealand Business Number? The New Zealand Business Number Act 2016 was enacted on 15 April 2016, and most of it came into force in mid-May. A New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique a 13 digit Global Location Number (GLN) assigned to businesses and other entities in New Zealand and […]

90 day trial periods

The recent amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 extend the 90 Day Trial Period to all Employers (previously it was limited to those Employers with 19 Employees or less)…

Redundancy: what you need to know

Redundancy is a termination of employment and as with other terminations, an employee may bring a personal grievance claiming unjustified dismissal…

SuperGold Free Health Check

We are pleased to offer all SuperGold card holders a free 30 minute health check for your legal affairs…

What are my obligations as a Company Director?

A director in a company must perform the duties and obligations of a director. There is no option to be a “passive” director. You are obliged to perform your role and will be liable for the decisions made by the other director(s) even if you haven’t actually been involved in the decision.