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Commercial Leasing Update

Commercial Leasing Update
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Case law can have a large impact on the considerations that you need to give to drafting and negotiating the terms of a commercial lease. Often you will be aware of a recent decision but unsure of the practical implications. This seminar will review some recent cases and discuss their applicability, including points to consider when drafting or negotiating lease terms. It will provide practical advice on pre-contract negotiations, repair and reinstatement, rent review, destruction and untenantability (with particular focus on earthquakes and insurance), rent, renewal, assignment, indemnities and termination/cancellation. Some helpful tips on variations and registered leases will also be provided.

This seminar will include:

  • A summary of recent case law
  • A discussion on the applicability of those decisions to lease terms
  • Helpful tips on drafting and negotiating leases for both landlords and tenants.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will:

  • Gain an understanding of recent case law decisions and their applicability to lease provisions.
  • Know what to look for when drafting and negotiating lease terms.
  • Be able to more accurately advise clients on their lease terms.

Who should attend

Civil litigators, company/commercial lawyers, and property lawyers.


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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Wellington 2 July
Live Web Stream 2 July


Donna Hurley 2017 WEB EDIT Donna Hurley
Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson, Wellington

Donna is a senior associate in the local government and environment group. She advises local government and public sector clients on a range of issues, with a focus on property work and public works. Donna also specialises in property development, leasing, subdivision, acquisitions, and disposals of commercial property. She advises clients on the acquisition and disposal of property, easements, roading, reserves, public works, and leasing.

Tara Wylie WEB EDIT Tara Wylie
Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson, Auckland

Tara is a senior associate in the commercial property group. She advises clients on all aspects of commercial property law. Tara has a broad range of experience specialising in commercial leasing (including complex design and build negotiations), sales and acquisitions, agribusiness, property development, and overseas investment.

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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04 472 7837

04 463 2986

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand