Tag Archive: dispute resolution

Building Dispute

April 23, 2020

We are dealing with a building dispute. We are concerned the building company involved will drag out the matter, and then go into liquidation. So this week we’ve been investigating what recourse our client might have. We will be able...

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Mediating Disputes

February 13, 2020

I had prepared a shareholder agreement for some clients.  An issue arose between two groups of shareholders and one group asked me if I could interpret the shareholder agreement and that everyone had agreed that they would abide by the...

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Family Provision Disputes

November 21, 2019

I went to a 4 hour seminar on Family Provision actions on Tuesday, in which relatives of the deceased claim to have special need that was not adequately provided for by the deceased. It covered recent decisions, superannuation and life...

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Property Dispute

November 16, 2019

Last week I settled a dispute between an owner and a project manager. We acted for the owner. A project manager for a major renovation sought an extra payment of some $25k from my client. My client disputed the claim...

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Domestic Dispute

October 31, 2019

This week I’ve been dealing with a case of elder abuse. Am 82 year old widow client of mine is being harassed by her 60 year old son. Since her husband died, she has already given him over $½ million,...

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Dispute Over Unpaid Invoices

September 5, 2019

I received a call during the week from the daughter of a gentleman who has taken out his own summons in the Magistrates Court, chasing over $62k in unpaid invoices. A trial is listed for April, but various orders have...

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Potentially Fraudulent Promises

August 15, 2019

One of our client’s has been strung along for some months with promises of payment and extra work. The promises have all been broken, to such an extent that it might amount to fraud. The amount involved is now in...

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Family Provision Dispute

June 23, 2019

This week we received an e-mail from a lady whose step-son has served a Family Provision claim on her and his half-brother, his father having made no provision for him at all in his Will. We sent her back an...

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$1.8 Million Claim – District Court Mediation

June 13, 2019

Michael attended a District Court mediation last week. We represented one elderly defendant. The plaintiff had a somewhat ambit claim seeking $1.8 million in damages plus costs. The other defendant was seeking a 100% indemnity from our client, which I...

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Know who you are contracting with

May 9, 2019

Kellie was in Midland last week seeking summary judgment in case we are working on. The Claimant first of all tried to sue our client’s company for breach of contract. That company counter claimed, but later went into liquidation. They...

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