Litigation & Disputes

Few things can go pear shaped as quickly as a business disagreement. Talk to McVeagh Fleming about making sure you are protected before things go wrong – and for advice on the best strategy if things do go wrong.

Business, Lease and Contracts Disputes Lawyers

The litigation team at McVeagh Fleming has vast experience and expertise in commercial disputes, including claims in contract, tort, and statutory rights and obligations. Whether your legal dispute is straightforward or complex, it is always important we gather all the necessary facts, understand your objectives and apply careful analytical skills to achieve the best outcome for you. McVeagh Fleming will provide honest and realistic advice to achieve an efficient resolution.

Commercial Contract Disputes

Business transactions require a proactive approach. At McVeagh Fleming, we provide cost-effective, timely strategies to protect your contractual or legal rights. With extensive experience across all industries, our specialists will work closely with you to plan and implement the most appropriate legal strategy to meet your objectives. Committed to reducing risk, McVeagh Fleming specialises in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. However, if litigation is required, the firm is fully equipped to represent you in any court or tribunal.

Recent Insights

September 2021

Recovering Money During Lockdown in the Construction Industry

Many in the construction industry will be feeling frustrated at the latest lockdown slowing down projects and progress. Fortunately, not everything has to be put on pause. The Construction Contracts Act 2002 ("CCA") provides ways to recover money during lockdown.
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September 2020

High Court Finds Level 4 'Lockdown' Unlawful for First Nine Days, Considers Lawfulness of Non-Essential Business Closures

The High Court has found that the Government's announcement of an Alert Level 4 'Lockdown' for four weeks from 26 March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic was unlawful and potentially unenforceable for the first nine days (Borrowdale v Director-General of Health [2020] NZHC 2090). The Court also reviewed the closure of all non-essential businesses, which is significant for business owners hoping to file civil liability claims for lost revenue during this period.
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March 2020

How are the Courts Operating During the Covid-19 Lockdown?

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Right Honourable Helen Winkelmann, has assured the legal profession and members of the public that the Courts will be operational during all Covid-19 alert levels, including lockdown during alert level 4: "Courts are an essential service. New Zealand courts must continue to uphold the rule of law and to ensure that fair trial rights, the right to natural justice and rights under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act are upheld."
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