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Whether you require assistance with a personal or business matter, we can provide you with exceptional guidance and representation. McVeagh Fleming is a full-service law firm with a 100-year history delivering legal services in Auckland, with three offices, in the Auckland CBD, Albany and Manukau.

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June 2024

Remember to keep your employees in the loop when selling your business

Selling a business involves balancing confidentiality and transparency with employees, especially under New Zealand employment law. When selling assets, employers must consult with employees before finalising the sale to avoid grievances if jobs are affected.
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May 2024

Children who Resist, Refuse or Reject a relationship with their Parent

Separating from your spouse or partner is often stressful, complicated, and painful especially when children are involved. Reaching an agreement about how a child's care will be shared can be challenging and deepen conflict between parents if they do not see eye to eye.
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May 2024

Boat purchase 101 - Sale and Purchase Agreements

Well-drafted agreements for vessel sales are important, especially for larger, technical vessels. While smaller vessel buyers may see these as unnecessary, written contracts simplify legal disputes. Agreements range from basic contracts to detailed forms like the Norwegian Saleform and should clearly outline terms, transaction processes, and dispute procedures, with common provisions as a standard foundation.
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May 2024

My Ex is hiding assets from me, what can I do?

At the end of a relationship, both parties must fully disclose their assets and liabilities to divide their property fairly. If one party withholds information, reaching a fair agreement becomes difficult, and any agreement made could be challenged and possibly overturned later.
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Important announcements

Supreme Court Win

In a notable legal case, Peter Fuscic of McVeagh Fleming, along with with Andrew Butler KC, represented Mohan Daya in a matter before the Supreme Court of New Zealand. The outcome of this case is a commendable result from McVeagh Fleming -  achieving a favourable result for this client in complex legal matters before the highest court in New Zealand.


Top Results in 2024 Family & Relationship Property Law Rankings

McVeagh Fleming has received Top Results in the 'Family & Relationship Property Law Doyle's Guide 2024 Rankings' released today. McVeagh Fleming not only ranked highly as a firm, but Alissa Bell, our partner and chair, rightfully earned a place in the prestigious 'preeminent' category. In addition, Anna Carbon was given personal recognition in the ‘Family & Relationship Property Law Rising Star’ category.


Latest internal promotions

We are delighted to share some exciting news with you all! Please join us in congratulating Ernie Ford and Rachel Xie on their well-deserved promotions to Senior Solicitors.

Ernie Ford has been promoted to Senior Solicitor for Commercial Property in Manukau, while Rachel Xie has been promoted to Senior Solicitor for Commercial Property in Albany.

🎉 Congratulations, Ernie and Rachel!


Maree Adams brings her Queenstown property expertise to McVeagh Fleming partnership

We are pleased to share Maree Adams’ promotion to Partner at our Auckland CBD office. After more than three decades living in Otago, latterly Queenstown, Maree’s southern property expertise strengthens the firm’s well-established property practice and expands its general practice offering, too.