Tue 21 February | 12:30PM - 5:00PM | Your desk or your portable device

The Half-Day Conference will again provide practically focused sessions on a range of pertinent and interesting property law topics presented by experts in their fields.  It will be of value to all those practising in the area of property law.

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More than Just Fresh Air: Air Rights and their Uses 
Justin March, Partner, DLA Piper

Enjoying significant commercial value, air rights have an important role to play in the context of property law. They have increasing relevance in respect of areas such as developments, unit titles and public works acquisitions.  They need to be understood in order to utilise them to best advantage. 

Settlements: The Best Laid Plans…
Michelle Hill, Senior Associate, Kensington Swan

Settlements do not always go according to plan. Being aware what might go wrong with settlements and an understanding of the consequences is vital for property lawyers. This session will consider a number of different situations where problems with settlement occur and provide insights into possible courses of action and practical solutions. 

Beyond a Moiety – Court-Ordered Division of Property under the PLA 2007
Thomas Gibbons, Director, McCaw Lewis

With many property titles falling under some form of co-ownership in New Zealand, an understanding of how jointly owned properties might be divided between interested parties is essential for practitioners. This session will look at the options for the division, or even sale, of properties provided by the Property Law Act 2007 and the practical considerations that need to be taken into account when assessing the possible choices and achieving the best outcomes for clients.

The Reasonable Landlord: Consenting to Assignments, Subleases and Alterations
Ian Jespersen, Senior Associate, Burton Partners

The requirement for landlords not to withhold consent unreasonably to assignments of leases and alterations to commercial premises is set out in the Property Law Act 2007. This session will explore the issues surrounding the landlord’s obligation to grant such consents and will provide practical advice on how best to protect their interests in light of legislative requirements. 

GST for Property Lawyers: Taking the stress out of GST
Eugen Trombitas, Partner, PwC

The GST aspects of property transactions are often a cause of frustration for practitioners and their clients with issues arising in varied forms and different stages of the transaction. This session will consider the key features of GST and address areas where a thorough knowledge of it is essential for property lawyers. 

Discounted group rates

Book your group: call 09 303 5278 or email cpd@adls.org.nz

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Justin March
DLA Piper

Michelle Hill
Senior Associate
Kensington Swan

Thomas Gibbons
McCaw Lewis

Ian Jespersen
Senior Associate
Burton Partners

Eugen Trombitas


Joanna Pidgeon
Pidgeon Law