Commercial & Business Law

Leases are important - they are long-term, binding commitments.

Property Law

Buying and selling, in principle, is quite a straightforward matter. The standard form Auckland District Law Society agreement which has been evolving over many years (assisted by interpretation in the Courts) provides additional support and certainty on most issues. However, any transaction still requires individual careful thought.

Environment & Resource Management

The Environment Court has sent a sharp lesson to expert witnesses (and counsel) about the dangers of failing to comply with the Expert Witness Code of Conduct in two recent decisions.

Commercial & Business Law

The new Financial Markets Conduct Act - has changed the way in which disclosure in the financial markets sector is made.

Property Law

Despite the Unit Titles Act 2010 being in force for over four years, the disclosure regime is still misunderstood and misapplied. It is important for any discerning property investor to understand this disclosure regime to complete proper due diligence prior to purchasing a unit in a Body Corporate.

Environment & Resource Management

The recently announced Māori Housing Strategy cites planning restrictions as a key aspect of why Māori are under-represented in housing ownership.

Environment & Resource Management

The Resource Management Journal published this article written by Vanessa Hamm and Bridget Bailey from Hobec Lawyers Tauranga in their April 2014 edition.

Entering into an Assignment of Lease - Don't trip on your way in - Look both ways before entering. Senior Solicitor Tim Neil shares his legal knowledge.

Holland Beckett

Holland Beckett has acquired the Rotorua based practice of McKechnie Quirke & Lewis, effective from 1 February 2014.

In the Community

Holland Beckett Law staff dig deep to help stretched food bank. Read the news article here.

In the Community

T is for Tauranga is a fun, education based book that takes children on a geographical "treasure hunt" throughout the Tauranga area, introducing them to local history and other fun facts along the way.

Holland Beckett

Check this video of the Hobec Central News interview. Read published articles of Bill Holland in Bay of Plenty Times, New Zealand Lawyer, Law Talk and Governor General's web site.