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Guarantee law is constantly evolving. Practitioners need to ensure that they are up to date with the latest developments. This seminar will provide an update of the key recent developments in this area coupled with an examination of some of the recent case law in considering the implication for your clients on a practical level.

This seminar will include:

  • A discussion on the recent developments in s 27 of the Property Law Act 2007
  • Analysis of recent developments in Australia and their potential impact in New Zealand
  • The application of the contra proferentem rule in interpreting guarantees
  • There will then be an open floor for general questions.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will gain:

  • Greater knowledge on the changes and recent developments in s 27 of the Property Law Act 2007.
  • Knowledge on the common pitfalls to watch out for when advising your clients when entering into guarantees.

Who should attend

Banking and finance lawyers, civil litigators, company/commercial practitioners, property lawyers, in-house – banking & finance.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm (tea and coffee available on arrival)

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

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Auckland 6 August
Live Web Stream 6 August


Michael Harper WEB EDIT Michael Harper
Partner, Chapman Tripp, Auckland

Michael is a partner in Chapman Tripp’s Auckland finance team and also co-leads their national restructuring and insolvency team. He has been involved in most of New Zealand’s significant restructurings and insolvencies over the last fifteen years. Michael has extensive international restructuring and insolvency experience, having worked in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok and London. Michael is consistently recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a leading lawyer in restructuring & insolvency. He has advised numerous guarantors and creditors on the enforceability of guarantees.

Michael Lenihan WEB EDIT Michael Lenihan
Barrister, Auckland

Michael practises in civil, property and commercial litigation. Before he went to the Bar, Michael worked at Henry Davis York in Sydney, Jones Fee in Auckland and Russell McVeagh in Wellington. He has LLMs from Canterbury and Cambridge Universities and teaches guarantees at the Faculty of Law, Auckland University. Michael co-presented the NZLS CLE seminar series on guarantees in 2010 and 2017.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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