Tort claims involve seeking compensation for harm caused by a wrongful act, where the obligations of one individual or entity to another have not been fulfilled. The most common tort claim is negligence. Our team can advise on the quality of your claim and guide you through the tort process.
Our team of experts deal with all types of tort claims including:
- Damage to property.
- Negligent acts causing financial loss.
- Misstatements (such as inadequate advice/services etc).
- Professional negligence claims against professional advisors.
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We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services with a focus on commercial, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, property, dispute resolution, asset planning, environmental/natural resources, workplace law and Māori land.
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Contract and negligence claims - How late is too late?
Can I make a claim? Can I stop someone else from making a claim against me? The answer could be to do with limitation. However, figuring out which limitation period applies to a particular matter is not necessarily straightforward. This article sheds some light on the limitation periods that apply to contract claims and negligence claims, including claims around defective building work.
Introduction to the Disputes Tribunal
An unfortunate fact of life is that people occasionally end up in dispute with one another. Sometimes these can be big, and other times it can be over small amounts or issues. When the latter happens, it is not always economical to engage a lawyer to help resolve the issues and often people are left feeling like there is no remedy. The Disputes Tribunal is aimed at providing access to justice and assisting people in these situations.
The Disputes Tribunal process
The COVID-19 lockdown has caused significant issues when it comes to commercial leases. The Government has recently announced a proposal for small business commercial tenants and landlords who cannot reach an agreement on a fair reduction in rent to enter into a subsidised, compulsory arbitration process. So what exactly is an arbitration process?
Dispute Resolution at McCaw Lewis
We can also assist with:
- Trust and Estate Disputes
- Relationship Property and Family Disputes
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Construction Disputes
- Debt Recovery and Creditors' Remedies
- Civil and Commercial Disputes
- Franchise Disputes
- Insolvency Issues
- Insurance Disputes
- Property and Lease Disputes
- Tort Claims (including Negligence)
- Rural Disputes
- Claims in Equity
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Iwi Disputes
- Māori Land Dispute Resolution