Leases – it’s all in the Wording

The importance of clear and explicit wording in your contractual arrangements has been confirmed by the recent quashing by the Supreme Court of the Court of Appeal’s judgment against Mobil Oil – Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited v Development Auckland Limited [2016] NZSC 89.   The Court of Appeal – disagreeing with the High Court […]

Reverse Sensitivity – Spraying in Rural Areas

The recent case of Avatar Glen Ltd v New Plymouth District Council is noteworthy for its consideration of issues raised by residential neighbours to the proposed specialist dementia care home relating to possible reverse sensitivity arising from horticultural spraying activities.   The Environment Court found on an interim basis that there was no valid reason […]