$500.00 (excl GST) Members
$610.00 (excl GST) Non members

About the Event

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This conference will cover how to run a Relationship Property case from go to whoa.

With a focus on the different stages you’ll have to navigate, the presenters will guide you through the various issues you will have to consider.

View the full 'Family Law Conference' brochure here.


Qualifying vs Non-qualifying Relationship

  • What relationships are covered by the act
  • The importance of establishing the duration of the relationship
  • Entitlement pre-3 years vs post-3 years of relationship
  • What information should be gathered from your client

Sarah Bush, Partner, Inder Lynch Lawyers

    How Much is Your Client Entitled to?

    • Valuing the pool
    • Calculations and tables
    • Exceptions
    • Issues with implementing division

    Alissa Bell, Partner, McVeagh Fleming


    • Interplay with Relationship Property
    • Considerations with division
    • Additional documentation required – both for disclosure and to achieve settlement

    Inger Blackford, Barrister, Trinity Chambers

    Pathways to Resolution

    • Starting discussion – negotiation/ collaborative/ alternative dispute resolution/ arbitration/ court proceedings
    • Pros/cons of each
    • Examples of when each approach works
    • Alerts/triggers for identifying what will/ won’t work
    • Mixing of processes throughout a file (e.g. might use mediation half-way through letter writing negotiations)
    • Interplay with COCA

    Sarah Bush, Partner, Inder Lynch Lawyers


    • Importance
    • What is it? What do you need? Why do you need it?
    • Timing for disclosure documents
    • Different types of disclosure – what dates of documentation is relevant
    • Linking to effects and implications
    • How to get it

    Brian Carter, Barrister, Bastion Chambers


    • Real estate
    • Company
    • KiwiSaver, Superannuation and Pensions
    • Role of the accountant
    • Date of valuation
    • Post-separation factors – expenditure, occupational rent, etc

    Alissa Bell, Partner, McVeagh Fleming

      Drafting the Agreement

      • Indemnities
      • Independent advice and not doing it properly
      • What needs to be included

      Brian Carter, Barrister, Bastion Chambers

      What Happens if it all Breaks Down?

      • Urgent interlocutory orders
      • Court's expectation with substantive proceedings
      • High expectations and full disclosure

      Inger Blackford, Barrister, Trinity Chambers

      Being Sensible, Pragmatic and Frank with Your Client

      • How much will it cost you to argue over the marital bed?
      • Costs orders
      • Risks at Court
      • Court never guaranteed
      • Delays

      Sarah Bush, Partner, Inder Lynch Lawyers

      Who should attend?

      Family law practitioners and those who are considering becoming involved in this area of law.

      Cancellation Policy: Registrations can be cancelled up to 5 working days before the date of the CPD activity, upon which a refund will be made less an administration fee. No refunds will be made after that time. However, you may nominate someone else to take your place. For any cancellations or substitutions, please reply to this email.

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