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PRA - keeping ahead of the pack 2024

PRA - keeping ahead of the pack 2024
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From the chair

Tēnā koutou,

More than just about any other area of the law, relationship property lawyers must have expertise across a very broad range. They must know not only the PRA but also the law of various asset-holding structures and property types. Practitioners can be involved in some of the largest financial claims within the New Zealand legal system and must have the skills to deal with individuals who are under intense pressure. They will need to deal with experts from a wide range of other fields – including accountants, banks, real estate agents and overseas lawyers. And they must disentangle their clients from the past with an eye to setting them up for the future.

This programme recognises that range and brings together expert relationship property lawyers with leading lawyers from other fields; accountants, mediators and former judicial officers. All will be able to provide useful and practical perspectives on relationship property that you can use to enhance your advice and provide a more comprehensive service for your clients. I hope you can join us.

Chair: Isaac Hikaka, Mills Lane Chambers, Auckland

Programme outline

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  • The latest and the greatest - recent cases that focus on where the PRA intermingles with other areas of law
  • The dynamics of conflict and mediation
  • Intangible property and relationship property
  • Interrelation between the valuation of businesses and s 15 claims
  • Tax in relationship property
  • A bank's perspective
  • A view from the benches

Learning objectives

In this intensive you will be:

  • Updated on topical issues, legislation and case law.
  • Able to apply this knowledge in your practice.

Who should attend

Family, property, commercial and trust lawyers at all levels of experience.


  • Chair: Isaac Hikaka, Mills Lane Chambers, Auckland
  • Dr John Adams, Deputy Chair, Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal, Auckland
  • Stephanie Ambler, Tompkins Wake, Hamilton
  • Margaret Casey KC, Mills Lane Chambers, Auckland
  • Niccola Davies, Morgan Coakle Lawyers, Auckland
  • Clive Elliott KC, Shortland Chambers, Auckland
  • Miranda Gray, Tavendale and Partners, Christchurch
  • The Honourable Paul Heath KC, Bankside Chambers, Auckland
  • Sian Heppleston, Hussey & Co, Auckland
  • Lynda Kearns KC, Bastion Chambers, Auckland
  • Mike Lennard, Stout Street Chambers, Wellington
  • Zara Matheson, Mills Lane Chambers, Auckland
  • Cushla Scholfield, Associate General Counsel – Personal, ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited, Tauranga


  • 8.00am Registration
  • 8.30am Sessions begin
  • 4.40pm Sessions end
  • Live Web Stream registration closes - 3pm Tuesday 14 May 2024


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day* - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day* - additional $30 charge

*Live web stream attendees - if you select hard copy or both - your book will be couriered to you.

Fee (incl GST)

Law Society Members benefit from up to 30% off


Earlybird - by 17 April 2024
  • $765 - Law Society members and Associate members
  • $985 - Non-members

Registration - after 17 April 2024

  • $815 - Law Society members and Associate members
  • $1,035 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

2+1 available for live web stream registrations - must be arranged at time of booking - find out more
Earlybird - by 17 April 2024
  • $745 - Law Society members and Associate members
  • $965 - Non-members

Registration - after 17 April 2024

  • $795 - Law Society members and Associate members
  • $1,015 - Non-members

Download PDF Brochure & registration form

Auckland 15 May
Live Web Stream 15 May
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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