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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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April 2024

Holding Overseas Manufacturers Accountable

This article explores a legal case heard by the New Zealand Court of Appeal, specifically regarding a dispute involving the supply of a building cladding product. The case involved two building owners who initiated legal proceedings against the German-based manufacturer and New Zealand-based distributors. The building owners alleged that the product was faulty and posed risks to their buildings, leading to potential loss and expense.
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March 2024

Accredited Employer Work Visa – New business issues, and the application of compliance for all

There is little doubt that the introduction of the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) by the previous government has caused some issues. While the stated intention was to protect migrants from exploitation, the opposite would appear to be the outcome. The media has been filled with stories of migrants exploited, mostly by larger companies, with unscrupulous agents taking payment for jobs, and employers claiming no involvement, yet unable to comply with their obligations. All the while, migrants remain with little hope, savings often spent on a future that never arrived.
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March 2024

Construction contract disputes

This article provides a practical example of the complexities involved in construction-related legal matters, such as payment disputes, contract interpretation, and the importance of adhering to legal requirements in construction contracts.
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March 2024

Can bad behaviour cost you during divorce or separation?

When sorting out the monetary side of separation, the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 ("the Act") sets out how property is to be divided for relationships that qualify. It generally aims to divide property (the assets and liabilities including houses, cars, superannuation, mortgage loans etc.) in a way that is “fair”. This means the starting point is that property is divided equally. However, there are some exceptions.
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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.


2023 Ally Law Asia Pacific Regional Meeting a success

James Turner and Alissa Bell represented McVeagh Fleming at Ally Law's most recent Asia Pacific Regional Meeting held in Tokyo earlier this month. Drawing delegates from 15 firms and over 30 clients, it marked Ally Law's most substantial meeting in the Asia Pacific region to date.


Maree Adams joins our Auckland City Commercial & Property team as a Senior Associate

We're thrilled to introduce Maree Adams, our newest addition to the Auckland City Commercial & Property team, taking on the role of Senior Associate.
Maree is a property law expert with extensive experience in all property matters, including complex and standard conveyancing and subdivisions.
In addition to property, Maree also has a focus in the areas of private client and commercial, enabling her to assist with refinancing, wills, trusts, elder law advice, and asset planning matters.