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Online CPD - PRA Package 2021 - 7 CPD Hrs

NZ $533.00

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $423 - NZLS members and Associate members (usually $548)
  • $533 - Non-members (usually $708

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Online CPD Modules

Modules will be available to access within 2 business days - you will be notified by email. 

Relationship Property Issues for Older Clients - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: June 2019
  • Authors: Sarah Bee, Ewan Eggleston

Social and demographic changes over the last few decades have meant there are now more relationships between people aged over 55. With the likely mix of separate and relationship property, plus adult children and extended families, there can be tricky issues when these relationships break down. Practitioners need to understand these complexities and have a range of workable options to offer older clients.

This module will take a practical approach in considering some of the key issues that can arise in separation cases when older clients are involved.

Topics covered will include:

  • Capacity
  • Classification of property
  • Exception to equal sharing (s 13) applications
  • Rest home subsidies
  • Determination of relationship status
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Conflict of interest
  • Pre-nups and mid-nups
  • Separating joint tenancy.
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Section 21 Agreements - crystal ball gazing? - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: April 2019
  • Authors: Jennie Hawker, Simon Jefferson QC

Section 21 agreements are common place and often require a large degree of input, knowledge and “crystal ball gazing” on the part of practitioners who want to ensure that the agreements withstand the test of time. This presentation is intended not only to update practitioners on the recent case law but to also consider and address the “grey areas” we all encounter when drafting living agreements (s 21) and settlement agreements (s 21A). It will additionally include reference to the Law Commission and its commentary on these agreements.

This module will include:

  • An outline of the different types of s 21 agreements, including the key differences between 21 & 21A agreements
  • A discussion of the formalities in a contracting out agreement; including s 21F, consequences of failure to comply, and touching on s 21H (validation of agreements)
  • A review of your duty of care; to your own client and the other party
  • Advice for acting for overseas clients; certifying via Skype and a discussion on "forum shopping"
  • A discussion on setting aside agreements under s 21J, additional contractual remedies, and the issue of multiple agreements
  • Practical tips for drafting agreements and some of the common pitfalls to avoid.

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PRA - recent developments 2019 - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: March 2019
  • Authors: Sharon Chandra, Antonia Fisher QC

The landscape of relationship property is ever-changing as relationships and property structures become increasingly complex. It is important for practitioners to be aware of these developments.

This module will consider recent developments in the area of relationship property, including:

  • A practical guide to applying the principles set out in the recent Supreme Court decision of Scott v Williams to your client’s advantage
  • Developments arising in discovery and interim distributions in light of the Court of Appeal decision in Biggs v Biggs, and
  • The increasing acceptance by the courts of the application of s 13 (extraordinary circumstances) following separation in “later in life” relationships.

This is an engaging and constantly evolving area of the law. Attending this webinar will help ensure that you are able to provide your clients with robust advice on these issues.

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Valuation and Expert Financial Evidence in PRA Cases 2019 - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: March 2019
  • Authors: Tony Davis, Robyn von Keisenberg

Increasingly family lawyers need a sound degree of financial knowledge when they are dealing with relationship break-ups when there is a property in dispute. This seminar will provide you with the background to better understand valuation theory and how it is applied in practice with a focus on practical issues for family lawyers which will assist in quantifying relationship property, better managing your experts and critiquing opposing expert evidence.

This seminar will include:
  • A brief overview of how to read and make sense of financial statements
  • A summary of the fundamental issues that should be understood in any valuation; to include:
    - a discussion on fair value versus fair market value, and personal goodwill versus business goodwill
  • A review on how to form a view on whether a business is worth valuing
  • An overview on how to trace property that has been “secreted away”
  • A discussion of why valuers disagree and strategies to deal with disagreements
  • An analysis of the various approaches used to value different categories of property in a relationship property dispute
  • A discussion of economic disparity following Scott v Williams
  • A brief overview of miscellaneous valuation issues including:
    - contributions of the partners to the relationship property: post-separation contributions
    - valuation issues which arise out of interests in trusts.

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Online CPD - Elder Law Package 2021 - 6 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2021

Authors: Various

NZ $537.00

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Online CPD - General Package 2021 - 10 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2021

Authors: Various

NZ $895.00

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