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The evolving jurisdiction of the Employment Relations Authority

Claims between employers and employees which may previously have been pleaded as a claim in tort and heard in the ordinary courts must now be determined in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). This is the result of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in FMV v TZB [2021] NZSC 102.
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Contract interpretation: ‘the rule’ against the use of prior negotiations and subsequent conduct

The NZ Supreme Court has re-examined the material that a court can consider when interpreting a written contract and the circumstances in which terms may be implied into contracts. Stuart Dalzell, Partner and Sophie Barnao, Law Clerk look at the decision
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Legal Update - Property misrepresentation claims - Anderson v De Marco

A seller who misrepresented the condition of the property has been ordered to return the $120,000 deposit and pay damages, interest, and expert and legal costs to a buyer misled about its weathertightness problems and history of repair work.
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The evolving jurisdiction of the Employment Relations Authority

The evolving jurisdiction of the Employment Relations Authority

Claims between employers and employees which may previously have been pleaded as a claim in tort and heard in the ordinary courts must now be determined in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). This is the result of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in FMV v TZB [2021] NZSC 102.
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Areas of Expertise

Building Defect Expertise

Building Defect Expertise

Within both the law sector and construction industry, Parker & Associates has proven competence with building defect and leaky building litigation. Resolving claims for apartment owners, individual home owners and commercial property owners has been one of our core strengths since 2001.
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Class Actions

Class Actions

In New Zealand, there is no direct equivalent to the US-style class action. However, there are a few procedures by which collective or representative actions can be brought before our courts. Parker & Associates is one of only a handful of law firms that specialise in bringing them to court.
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Commercial

Commercial

Parker & Associates can assist any type of business in any industry sector. We have successfully acted on both sides of commercial litigation, plaintiff and defendant, and for cases that extend into international jurisdictions.
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Construction

Construction

The Parker & Associates team is widely recognised in New Zealand for its expertise in relation to dispute resolution, particularly involving the construction sector and class actions.
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Employment Disputes

Employment Disputes

Employment law is never dull: it’s very dynamic, specialised, and subject to regular legislative and case law developments, as employers are often at the forefront of social changes. Parker & Associates has been an employment law specialist since our inception two decades ago.
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Insurance

Insurance

Parker & Associates has been acting for New Zealand and international insurers since our firm was established in 2001. We have a number of insurance law specialists within our team and a track record of assisting leading New Zealand insurers with all aspects of insurance litigation and claims handling
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Land and Property Disputes

Land and Property Disputes

Property law can be complex, leading to drawn-out negotiations and court actions. When you work with us, you can expect pragmatic legal advice and action that looks after your best interests. We know how to step around the pitfalls of property litigation to achieve a desirable outcome in the shortest possible time.
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Rural

Rural

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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Unit Titles

Unit Titles

Body corporate committees and body corporate service companies often need legal advice related to body corporate rules, the Unit Titles Act 2010, body corporate disputes, Section 74 schemes and payment of levies from body corporate members.
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Building Defect Expertise

Building Defect Expertise

Within both the law sector and construction industry, Parker & Associates has proven competence with building defect and leaky building litigation. Resolving claims for apartment owners, individual home owners and commercial property owners has been one of our core strengths since 2001.
Read more
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Class Actions

Class Actions

In New Zealand, there is no direct equivalent to the US-style class action. However, there are a few procedures by which collective or representative actions can be brought before our courts. Parker & Associates is one of only a handful of law firms that specialise in bringing them to court.
Read more
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Commercial

Commercial

Parker & Associates can assist any type of business in any industry sector. We have successfully acted on both sides of commercial litigation, plaintiff and defendant, and for cases that extend into international jurisdictions.
Read more
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Construction

Construction

The Parker & Associates team is widely recognised in New Zealand for its expertise in relation to dispute resolution, particularly involving the construction sector and class actions.
Read more
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Employment Disputes

Employment Disputes

Employment law is never dull: it’s very dynamic, specialised, and subject to regular legislative and case law developments, as employers are often at the forefront of social changes. Parker & Associates has been an employment law specialist since our inception two decades ago.
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Insurance

Insurance

Parker & Associates has been acting for New Zealand and international insurers since our firm was established in 2001. We have a number of insurance law specialists within our team and a track record of assisting leading New Zealand insurers with all aspects of insurance litigation and claims handling
Read more
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Land and Property Disputes

Land and Property Disputes

Property law can be complex, leading to drawn-out negotiations and court actions. When you work with us, you can expect pragmatic legal advice and action that looks after your best interests. We know how to step around the pitfalls of property litigation to achieve a desirable outcome in the shortest possible time.
Read more
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Rural

Rural

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.
Read more
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Unit Titles

Unit Titles

Body corporate committees and body corporate service companies often need legal advice related to body corporate rules, the Unit Titles Act 2010, body corporate disputes, Section 74 schemes and payment of levies from body corporate members.
Read more
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