Litigation & Disputes Resolution

Our litigation team deals with all forms of dispute resolution from strategic advice on the management of problems through to representing clients in formal court proceedings. This team assists our clients by providing pragmatic, commercially-focused and cost-effective advice which is designed to manage and minimise risk.

Our experience includes acting for liquidators pursuing directors for breaches of duties under the Companies Act 1993; defending a director against allegations of negligence and personal liability in connection with property development projects; acting for banks and corporates in connection with debt recovery/pursuit of recovery under personal guarantees; obtaining freezing order relief in NZ on behalf of UK client in connection with failed franchise arrangements; advising liquidators on corporate contractual obligations and options to achieve recovery of company debts; advising and acting for landlords of commercial property on a variety of lease disputes; advising employers and employees in relation to employment disputes, representing them in the Employment Relations Authority and at mediation and advising companies of their employment obligations in relation to restructuring.

Areas of advice include
  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Creditors remedies/Debt recovery
  • Insolvency
  • Employment
  • Company law – director liability and shareholder rights