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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.

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Shen v Ossyanin (no. 2) – Relief granted for a pre-sale mistake as to weathertightness

The High Court has heard an increasing number of cases in recent years relating to claims in misrepresentation for the sale and purchase of “leaky homes”. Having found in its first judgment in Shen v Ossyanin that the defendant did not misrepresent that the property was a leaky building, the Court invited the parties to make further submissions on a claim in contractual mistake. Shen (no. 2) provides an interesting example of the High Court’s approach to assessing a claim for common mistake, and the use of its discretion to award relief, where a claim in misrepresentation was unsuccessful. ..

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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