Thu 21 February | 12:30PM - 5:00PM | Ellerslie Events Centre MAP


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.

Special Early Bird offer available:

Purchase before 8 February 2019 and receive discounted prices and 2 bonus hours of CPD On Demand to complete and no extra cost. (total 6 CPD hours).


  • Protecting Commercial Lessor from Non-payment of Rent

James McMillan, Partner, Kensington Swan
Mark Broad, Senior Associate, Kensington Swan
Jonathan Simons, Senior Associate, Buddle Findlay

This session, presented by a property lawyer and two lawyers practising in the area of insolvency law, will look at ways in which commercial landlords can protect themselves from their tenants defaulting on rent payments.  The session will explore the different types of security options available to landlords – such as bank guarantees, bonds and personal guarantees.  It will also look at how to protect landlords’ interests when things go wrong, including cancellation of leases for non-payment of rent, re-entry into premises and mitigation of loss, legal proceedings, security enforcement, and insolvency issues.

  • Changes in the Residential Tenancies Act, Recent Case Law and other Matters

Des Wood, Barrister

Considering recent and proposed legislative amendments as well as case law, insights will be given into how landlords and tenants may be affected by these changes and how best to deal with them. 

  • The Ins and Outs of Outgoings and Maintenance

Janine Stewart, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Amanda Spratt, Senior Associate, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Outgoings and maintenance provisions are fundamental to any commercial lease agreement. This session will consider how they are best dealt with in commercial leases and how to manage disputes if they do arise.

  • The Impact of Big Projects: Helping your Clients

Sue Simons, Partner, Berry Simons

Major infrastructure changes are not always easy to follow, and clients often need assistance on how they may be affected and where to find relevant information. This session will provide guidance, from a resource management perspective, as to how to help clients deal with large development projects and protect their own interests.

  • Trusts for Today 

Tammy McLeod, Partner, Davenports Harbour Lawyers

Most property lawyers will have dealings with trusts, whether acting as trustees, providing clients with advice or drafting trust deeds. Keeping up to date with the developments in trust law is therefore essential. This session will provide an update on trust law and what lawyers need to do ensure existing and future trusts are fit for purpose.

  • Warranties in Agreements for the Sale and Purchase of Real Estate          

Georgina Grant, Partner, Rainey Law

This session will look at the standard warranties in the ADLS Agrrement for the Sale and Purchase of Real Estate as well as pre-contractual representations. It will explore, among other things, what the warranties cover and, looking at recent case law, what happens in cases where breaches have allegedly occurred. 

  • Giving Clients Financial Advice: Avoiding the Pitfalls                                         

Andrea Challis, Partner, McElroys

Giving advice to clients is a potential minefield for property lawyers. When financial considerations are involved, it becomes even more important for lawyers to be at the top of their game. This session will highlight those situations where property lawyers have to exercise particular care in the advice they give, how to ensure they protect themselves and fulfil their obligations under the Conduct and Client Care Rules. 

In person only

Please note this page is only for registration to attend in person.

To register to attend via live stream click here.


James McMillan                       
Kensington Swan

Mark Broad                                    Senior Associate                     Kensington Swan

Jonathan Simons
Senior Associate
Buddle Findlay

Des Wood

Janine Stewart 

Amanda Spratt
Senior Associate

Sue Simons
Berry Simons

Tammy McLeod
Davenports Harbour Lawyers

Georgina Grant
Rainey Law

Andrea Challis


Joanna Pidgeon
Pidgeon Law


ADLS Members $295.00
Non-members $370.00
Early bird pricing ends 08/02/2019
Book apply for membership group discounts available

Prices exclude GST

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