People and businesses with a dispute


It is almost inevitable that, at some point, you will encounter issues with a contract or the people or businesses you deal with. 

Every day we make promises or enter into agreements or contracts with other people. This can be as simple as a discussion or a handshake to a more complex commercial contract. Each time we do this, we are taking on a range of obligations and risks.
It is quite easy for an issue to turn into a dispute and, if not handled properly, it can involve significant stress, time and cost.
Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team act for private individuals, businesses and corporates and help them to effectively resolve disputes including using a range of tools including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Our expertise
  • Providing advice on contentious contractual issues including termination and exit strategies
  • Providing advice on rights and obligations arising under agreements and recovery options
  • Resolving shareholder, partnership and company disputes
  • Resolving property and private client disputes and conflict
  • Providing advice in complex business disputes and effectively utilising legal processes such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation
  • Seeking injunctive relief including the return of property taken
  • Pursuing a party in default under a contract and recovering losses
  • Enforcing security rights against property and pursuing guarantors
  • ​Providing advice when dealing with an insolvent supplier or customer
Recent work for people and businesses with a dispute
  • Successfully advising a Vendor to terminate a Sale and Purchase Agreement and pursue the deposit and losses.
  • Representing a Charitable Trust on the termination of a Lease, re-entry and pursuing recovery of losses in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • High Court proceedings involving requests for information and contentious claims by beneficiaries against trustees.
  • Representing a shareholder in relation to contentious ownership issues over a company.
  • High Court proceedings in relation to the sale of a business including over turnover warranties and pre-sale representations.
  • Representing a food manufacturer in relation to production equipment issues, customer defaults and enforcement of security rights.
  • ​A range of debt collection and recovery work.
Key contacts
Caroline Key Contact
Caroline Harris
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mark Key Contact
Mark Sullivan
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Amy Davison Contact
Amy Davison
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Level 13, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PO Box 3451, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

+64 9 303 3849

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