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Our people

Real, approachable, and an asset you can’t do without. We set the bar at excellence at Harkness Henry, and our specialist team is nothing less. Passionate about our practice, each of our lawyers is highly regarded in their field of expertise, and our team members are often asked to advise on significant issues affecting the Waikato region and economy. They’re ready to listen, set to respond, and are always working for your best – come and meet them.

Our people

Real, approachable, and an asset you can’t do without. We set the bar at excellence at Harkness Henry, and our specialist team is nothing less. Passionate about their practise, each of our lawyers is highly regarded in their field of expertise, and our team members are often asked to advise on significant issues affecting the Waikato region and economy. They’re ready to listen, set to respond, and are always working for your best – come and meet them.

Our latest thinking

Our latest thinking

The Importance of Shareholder Agreements

When you are entering into a new venture the opportunities seem endless and everyone is positive about goals and working relationships. However, as we unfortunately see so often in our litigation team, things do not always go to plan. A well drafted shareholder agreement can be worth its weight in gold when working relationships sour.

Incorporated Society Dispute Resolution – What options do you have?

We often have enquiries from clients or prospective clients relating to disputes within an incorporated society that they are affiliated with (e.g. as members or serving on society committees). People often ask us what they can do to resolve these disputes and how they can make claims when the society leaders are not acting in the best interests of the society. This article sets out the different options available when there are disputes within an incorporated society and highlights some deficiencies in our current law.

Land covenants that last – a brief review of recent attempts to modify land covenants

Recently the media has given some attention to circumstances where an owner of property has (or would have but for a settlement reached) been able to modify a land covenant using the provisions of s317(1) of the Property Law Act 2007 (PLA). In most instances, if you have a land covenant registered against the title to your property, it is there forever and cannot be modified or extinguished. This article looks at recent cases attempting to modify land covenants.

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