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Property Law Litigation

Property Law Litigation
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The explosion in New Zealand’s property market has seen a steady expansion in cases about property. Disputes over the acquisition and protection of interests in land have become a part of New Zealand’s litigation environment that no commercial litigator or property lawyer can ignore. This seminar will review some of the recent case law in the area, with a particular focus on decisions from the appellate courts.

Topics covered will include:

  • The sale and purchase of land, including cases dealing with pre-contractual representations, warranties, conditions, settlement and cancellation
  • The interpretation and enforceability of covenants over land
  • The principle of indefeasibility of title, including Land Transfer Act 2017 fraud and in personam claims.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will gain an understanding of:

  • Recent case law in the area.
  • The current approach and direction of the Courts to property law cases.

Who should attend

This seminar is suited to: litigators with a general practice in civil litigation; litigators with a particular focus on property disputes; and commercial lawyers involved in property transactions.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenter is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - 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 posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge
For information on what is required to participate in the live web stream, click here.


  • Seminar: The presenter will share practical advice, providing opportunity for questions and discussion.
  • Webinar: Via the internet, you will see and hear the presenter, see the PowerPoint slides and be able to type in questions.


  • 2.00pm - 5.00pm Seminar 
  • 9.30am - 11.30am Webinar
  • Webinar registration closes - 3pm 22 February 2022

Fee (Incl GST)


  • $255 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $305 - Non-members


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here

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Note: Dates below differ from those originally advertised

Auckland 22 February
Wellington 23 February
Live Webinar 23 February
Christchurch 24 February
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Andrew Barker QC Andrew Barker QC
Shortland Chambers, Auckland

Andrew is an experienced trial and appellate advocate. He has a broad practice encompassing most areas of commercial dispute. Andrew has been counsel on many of the leading property law cases to come before the New Zealand Courts in recent times, as well as being counsel in many property related arbitrations.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

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 register for an in-person event and do not produce a current My Vaccine Pass, you will be denied entry, and 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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