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Parker & Associates is a specialist civil litigation practice based in Wellington. We are focused on achieving the best results possible for our clients in every case.

Parker & Associates announce a new partner

Parker and Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of James Wollerman as partner, effective 10 September 2018. ..

Terms sheets, MOUs, LOIs and Heads of Agreement: How enforceable are they?

Tower Insurance Limited v Nicon Limited [2019] NZCA 332 raised two fundamental issues relating to a Heads of Agreement (which may also be known as a terms sheet, memorandum of understanding (MOU), letter of intent (LOI), or similar). First, was the Heads of Agreement effective in the absence of a statement it was intended to be legally binding? Secondly, what was the meaning of the Agreement? The Court of Appeal answered “Yes” to the first question and held that the document was drafted in a way that it required Tower/Stream to treat Nicon as an exclusive contractor, not simply one of a panel of approved demolition contractors, in all but limited circumstances. The case shows that there are risks with entering into a Heads of Agreement. ..

Insurance

Our team has extensive experience in all aspects of insurance litigation.

For over 20 years we have acted for insurers, brokers and claim handlers throughout New Zealand and overseas.

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Construction

We are well known for our expertise in construction litigation, which forms a significant part of our practice.

We have acted for most parties involved in the construction industry including building owners, developers, building contractors and subcontractors, material manufacturers and suppliers, engineers, designers, project managers and others.

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Leaky Buildings

We have been at the forefront of leaky building litigation since early 2001.

We have achieved excellent results across many multi-unit and stand alone leaky building claims for body corporates, commercial property and individual home owners.

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Rural Disputes

We regularly act for farmers and agribusiness-related clients, generally referred to us by practitioners in rural areas. We understand the practical and business issues faced by those practitioners and their clients.

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Commercial Litigation

We have experience across a broad range of commercial disputes.

These include shareholder and partnership disputes, contractual disputes, creditor and debtor remedies, the Fair Trading Act, the Sale of Goods Act, commercial securities and many other commercial disputes.

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Property Litigation

We have extensive experience in property litigation.

Our experience includes sale and purchase agreement disputes and the related issues, landlord / tenant disputes, caveats, mortgagee sales, nuisance claims and a range of other matters.

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Employment

We provide advice in all areas of employment law from executive employment and exits, business restructurings and personal grievances, to post-employment claims including restraints of trade and protection of confidential information.

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Defamation

Over the years Parker & Associates has acted on a number of high profile defamation cases involving prominent business people, members of parliament and others.

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