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 litigation needs are met.

Focussed on outcomes

We understand disputes are costly, time-consuming and stressful. With offices in Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland, Morrison Kent assists businesses, private clients and public bodies achieve a cost-effective resolution of disputes. We will listen to your needs and what you want to achieve. Our expert Wellington 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.

Dispute Resolution and Litigation at Morrison Kent

Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the specialist areas shown here, our litigation 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 Team

Dispute Resolution News

A Builder’s Standard of Care – What You Need to Know

9 April 2019 | Michael Wolff

Looking to begin a new building project, or having issues with your current builder? In this article, we explain your rights in respect of the duties owed by builders and subcontractors in New Zealand.

Duty of Care

All builders and subcontractors owe a...

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COVID-19 - Arbitration for Resolving Commercial Rent Disputes
10 June 2020 | Richard Caughley

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, many small businesses are struggling to meet fixed costs due to the loss of revenue. The scale of the issue is not...

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Proving Causation Beyond Reasonable Doubt in Health and Safety Matters
28 February 2020 | DeAnne Brabant

WorkSafe New Zealand v CentrePort Limited [2019] NZDC 3155 and WorkSafe v CentrePort Limited [2019].

In early 2019, Tuohy DCJ issued a ruling finding that...

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Private Prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act
11 February 2020 | DeAnne Brabant

Were you aware that you can take a private prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015? A private prosecution can be taken (S 144) when the...

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