ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Kensington Swan Seminar - Contract Law Update - Wellington

UPDATE: Both of these sessions are now full, however you can join the wait list and be notified if a spot becomes available. 

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Do the words mean what you think they mean? Recent cases on contract interpretation from New Zealand and the United Kingdom make this a good time to update on the relevant principles and potential trends in the approach taken by the courts.

And what does it mean for you in practice? If you’re faced with a multitude of contracts on a daily basis, you’ll know that many contracts you are asked to review and negotiate leave room for improvement – and there may be limited opportunity to make amendments. An understanding of the law around contract interpretation can help with the identification of areas to focus on, while the application of practical drafting tips can help to ensure that the contract has clarity of meaning and properly reflects the parties’ intentions.

Join Kensington Swan’s Nick Scott (Partner) in Auckland or Campbell Featherstone (Senior Associate), Jared Holt (Senior Associate), and James France (Law Graduate) in Wellington as they guide you through some of the key recent case law developments and provide you with some practical drafting tips.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the latest updates in contract law; 
  • Gain an understanding of the case law around contract interpretation and how this can help you identify areas to focus on when reviewing contracts; and
  • Learn some practical drafting tips that can help to ensure the contract has clarity of meaning and properly reflects the parties’ intentions.