Dispute Resolution

Disputes arise, whether in business, property, family or personal circumstances. With our advice and representation you can be sure to receive expert guidance tailored to your particular
circumstances, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We analyse and weigh up your options to ensure your needs are met.

Focussed on outcomes

We understand disputes are costly, time consuming and stressful. With offices in Auckland and Wellington, Morrison Kent assists businesses, private clients and public bodies achieve cost effective resolution of disputes. We will listen to your needs and what you want to achieve. Our expert litigation lawyers will provide clear advice as to your options and suggested resolutions.

We aim to keep you out of Court and in control. Our dispute resolution team has vast experience with various dispute resolution mechanisms including arbitration, mediation, expert opinion and litigation. If you do need to bring or defend a claim in Court, we will provide the support and experience you need having appeared regularly in all Courts from the District Court to Supreme Court, together with specialist tribunals and regulatory bodies.

Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the specialist areas shown here, our experts will listen to your needs, explain the law and legal processes in plain language, consider practical cost effective solutions, in order to resolve your dispute.

Building and Construction

Commercial and Civil

Debt Recovery

Trusts and Estates

Weathertight Homes

Health and Safety

Property Ownership and Leases

Urgent Actions (Injunctions)

Media and Entertainment

Dispute Resolution News

A Claim for Claims Sake – Unit Title Disputes

3 August 2017 | Matthew Whimp

Unit title developments can be fertile ground for (un)neighbourly disputes, some more trivial than others. A recent High Court decision (Body Corporate 375933 v Tenancy Tribunal & Anor [2017] NZHC 1619) has clarified the threshold for bringing a claim...

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Compensation for Loss of Dignity
5 April 2017 | John Goddard

The elusive search for a principled approach.

Quantifying damages for loss of dignity has been problematic for employment institutions for the last 30...

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Residential Tenancies – An Overview
21 March 2017 | Andrew Stewart

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (“the Act”) applies to landlords and residential tenants (but not between flatmates), and provides a baseline set...

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There's Many a Slip Twixt Cup and Lip
16 March 2017 | Jon Parker

A Kapiti Coast couple have been held liable in the sum of $500,000 for a remark made at a dinner party.

Mr and Mrs Mason, a Kapiti Coast couple, were...

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We’re here to help so if you’d like to discuss your matter or need further information specific to you, talk to us. We’ll listen to your needs and advise you as to next steps.