About the Practical Guidance
Property Law module
Have all your practical legal tools in one intuitive online portal with Practical Guidance. Access a vast collection of property law matters, to save you time and streamline your legal research.
Practical Guidance gives you handy guidance notes, overviews, checklists, precedents, cases, forms and legislation, displayed in an intuitive format, so you have all your property law tools in one place.
The module covers essential information on Title to land, Taxation and revenue, contract law, sales and purchases, mortgages, leases, public works and others.
Acting as your starting point for all property law research, easy links to complimentary external sites and deeper research for all LexisNexis NZ subscribers gives you streamlined access to specialist property law topics. Authored by experts, you can rest assured you're relying on trusted content.
- 12 Topics
- 38 subtopics
- 177 Guidance notes
- 7 Checklists
- 87 Precedents
- 100 Excerpts
- Subject matter
- Title to land
- Taxation and revenue
- Contract law
- Sales and purchases
- Mortgagee sale
- Rural transactions
- Public works
- Hinde McMorland & Sim Land Law in New Zealand
- Adams Land Transfer
- Commercial Law in New Zealand
- The Laws of New Zealand
- Environmental and Resource Management Law
- New Zealand Forms and Precedents
- New Zealand Law Reports
- All England Law Reports
- New Zealand Conveyancing and Property Reports
- New Zealand District Court Reports
- New Zealand Unreported Judgments
- New Zealand Statutes
- New Zealand Regulations
Patricia Green - Partner, Head of Wellington Property Team
Area of expertise
Property and construction, Commercial leasing, Major projects and development
MA, London Centre of International Relations, 2003, LLB, Victoria University, 1999, BA, Victoria University, 1999
Patricia is a commercial property lawyer with experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Patricia has wide experience advising both public and private sector clients on a full range of property transactions, including the sale and acquisition of commercial properties, major leasing projects, and construction projects.
Ross Pickmere - Partner
Area of expertise
Commercial Property & Leasing, Major Projects and Development
LLB University of Auckland, 1973
With over 35 years' experience, Ross is one of New Zealand's leading commercial property and construction lawyers. His diverse property practice focuses on commercial property, construction, projects and development.
Known for his commercial and affable approach, Ross has been the principal legal adviser on some of New Zealand's' significant land development and urban renewal projects. His portfolio includes forestry-oriented development, staged and mixed-use developments, and major commercial building and transportation projects.
Rachel Devine - Partner, Resource Management, Environment and Planning
Resource Management, Environment and Planning
Associate Environmental Auditor IEMA & QSA, 2001, LLB (Hons First Class), University of Waikato, 1996, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, 2000
Rachel recognised as an experienced environmental lawyer. Asia Pacific Legal 500 describes her has having "deep legal knowledge" and Chambers Pacific note that in addition to her very good people skills, she is "very smart and intellectual; she knows her legislation". Her experience includes advising the government on environmental law reforms as well as environmental litigation.
She is asked to speak about New Zealand environmental developments regularly, including at many overseas conferences. Rachel's experience means she can provide practical down-to-earth solutions to environmental problems in any context - corporate transactions, planning projects or site management.
Andrew Monteith - Partner, Head of Real Estate Division
Area of expertise
Property & Construction, Commercial Leasing, Major Projects and Development
Andrew heads the Real Estate division and is a commercial property and construction legal expert with particular emphasis on major projects, leasing and large scale developments.
Andrew advises clients on acquisitions and divestments; property due diligence, leasing, large scale developments and subdivisions, joint venture development arrangements, public works and advising overseas companies investing in New Zealand property. Andrew is recongised as a leading real estate lawyer in the APL500 and Chambers Asia-Pacific legal directories.
Andrew Ryan - Partner
Corporate Income Tax, Employment Taxation, Finance, GST, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Partnership Taxation, Receivership, Tax Due Diligence, Trust Taxation
MTaxS (Hons), University of Auckland, 1999 CA Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1996 LLB, University of Otago, 1993 BCA, Victoria University of Wellington, 1990
Andrew is the head of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts' national tax team. He is a qualified chartered accountant and lawyer who has been a New Zealand tax adviser since 1993.
Andrew acts for clients across all industry sectors, advising on GST and income tax matters. With particular expertise in corporate taxation, Andrew advises clients on ownership and funding structures including design, documentation and other advisory work. Andrew has advised domestic and international clients on the full range of taxation related matters. He is a well-known and trusted advisor to trading banks and key insolvency practitioners on various contested insolvency and enforcement matters.
Graeme Crombie - Partner
Corporate and commercial
LLB (Hons) University of Canterbury, 1995 BCom University of Canterbury, 1995
Graeme acts for both private and public sector clients. Graeme works with clients to identify solutions, the risks involved and then balance legal certainty with commercial reality. His practice includes doing work in the energy and resources sector, government, infrastructure (particularly transport) and TMT industries.
Graeme has worked with clients in connection with the corporate aspects of a business' life cycle, all types of commercial contracts (with a particular focus on ICT contracts), procurement and tendering processes, privacy, oil and gas regulatory compliance and the development of legislation in his industries of expertise.
He is a director of various external companies, including an NZX/ASX listed petroleum exploration company.
Chris O'Brien - Partner
Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Insolvency and Reconstruction, Lending and taking Security, Public Private Partnerships, Turnaround and Workouts
LLM (Merit) University College of London, 1994 LLB University of Otago, 1991 BA University of Otago, 1991
Chris is a banking and financial services legal expert with particular talent in advising banks, major corporates, and trustee companies on corporate finance, cross-border leveraged lease transactions and retail debt offers.
Chris has wide experience advising banks, financial institutions and major corporates on the full range of financing transactions, including syndicated facilities, project finance facilities, acquisition finance facilities and working capital facilities as well as advising and assisting major corporates with the introduction of new corporate lenders.
Richard Gordon - Partner
Insolvency, Banking and Finance Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Disputes, Creditor Claims, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Liquidations, Receiverships
LLM (HONS) (University of Auckland, 2000) LLB (University of Waikato, 1995)
Richard is a highly experienced civil and commercial litigator, with particular expertise in banking and securities law, and insolvency. He has appeared as counsel in a large number of defended hearings in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Other cases Richard has argued as counsel include for breach of contract, professional negligence, Fair Trading Act actions, and a broad spread of general civil and commercial litigation.
He is a well-known and trusted advisor to trading banks and key insolvency practitioners on various contested insolvency and enforcement matters.