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Matthew Ockleston wins Australian Financial Review Award

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10:05 am | Kensington Swan

Matthew Ockleston, Kensington Swan’s Auckland Managing Partner and Property expert, has been announced the winner for the Most Client Focused Lawyer Award at the Australian Financial Review 2018 Client Choice Awards. The review recognises Matthew’s commitment ... More >>

Matthew Ockleston a finalist for Client Choice Award

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:36 am | Kensington Swan

Matthew Ockleston, Kensington Swan’s Auckland Managing Partner and Property expert, has been announced as a finalist for a prestigious Australian Financial Review 2018 Client Choice Award. Matthew is just one of three finalists (and the only New Zealander) ... More >>

Before it blows up: importance of product recall policies

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:04 pm | Kensington Swan

The recent news coverage regarding the fire risk in Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and the perceived mismanagement in Samsung’s recall of these products, provides a timely reminder to New Zealand suppliers of the importance of having a clearly ... More >>

MacGregor v Craig - Decision of Human Rights Review Tribunal

Monday, 3 October 2016, 9:39 pm | Kensington Swan

The following is a summary of the key events leading up to the publication of the Human Rights Review Tribunal’s Decision. This decision was issued seven months ago and has been, until now, the subject of extensive suppression orders. More >>

Grozovsky brothers respond to OIO review

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 4:28 pm | Kensington Swan

The owners of Onetai Station, Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, welcome the conclusion of the review by the Overseas Investment Office ( OIO ) and the principal finding that they are of good character. Bringing this process to an end will now allow them ... More >>

Kensington Swan appoints new Special Counsel

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 1:37 pm | Kensington Swan

She joined Kensington Swan in 2005 and with over 14 years’ of experience has built up a high level of professional expertise in both front end and contentious construction law, and litigation. The latter with a focus on medico-legal and public law matters. More >>

Kensington Swan appoints new CEO

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 10:15 am | Kensington Swan

Kensington Swan is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Spillane as Chief Executive effective 11 April 2016. More >>

Crystal ball required to help SoE decision for some iwi

Friday, 19 October 2012, 2:22 pm | Kensington Swan

Crystal ball required to help SoE share decision for some iwi Proposals enabling some iwi to buy-into the partial privatisation of State Owned Enterprises may not be all they seem and should be treated with caution. That's according to Baden Vertongen, ... More >>

Packaging injunction against a copycat

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:51 am | Kensington Swan

New Zealand’s Big BlakSaks has won an injunction against D & A Marketing's 4U copycat black rubbish bags last week for passing off and breaching the Fair Trading Act. More >>

Earthquake legal advisory team established

Monday, 21 March 2011, 12:32 pm | Kensington Swan

Kensington Swan has set up an Earthquake legal advisory team in the wake of the recent Christchurch earthquakes. More >>

Abu Dhabi legal office “springboard for growth”

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 11:21 am | Kensington Swan

The opening of Kensington Swan’s new office in Abu Dhabi will provide both the firm and New Zealand with a springboard to develop trade and investment opportunities in one of the world’s most exciting financial markets. More >>

Kyoto news “no reason for complacency”

Friday, 17 April 2009, 1:36 pm | Kensington Swan

The announcement that New Zealand is now expected to exceed its Kyoto target by 9.6 million tonnes - worth about $240 million – does not mean the country should abandon its carbon dioxide emission abatement activities. More >>

Legislation needed for transition post

Friday, 20 February 2009, 2:30 pm | Kensington Swan

Special legislation would be required for the current Chair of the Royal Commission into Auckland’s local government to be appointed to run the city during any transition period. More >>

NZETS mitigation “essential”

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 4:25 pm | Kensington Swan

New Zealand firms that fail to mitigate the pass-through costs imposed by the price of carbon will struggle to survive in the potentially hostile environment brought about by the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS). More >>

Draft Guidelines NZ Investment in JI/CDM Projects

Monday, 8 September 2008, 3:38 pm | Kensington Swan

The release of new draft guidelines around New Zealand investment in projects under the Kyoto Project has been welcomed by an energy sector expert. More >>

ETS decision puts onus back on businesses to prepa

Thursday, 28 August 2008, 10:07 am | Kensington Swan

The announcement that the Green Party will support the Government’s Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill through its second reading in Parliament puts the onus on businesses to prepare themselves. More >>

UK Carbon Reduction – a lesson for NZ firms

Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 3:42 pm | Kensington Swan

New Zealand organisations wishing to participate in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) – if the relevant legislation is passed into law – are being urged to act quickly if they want to operate in a carbon restrained market-place. More >>

Communication during the bargaining process

Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 12:37 am | Kensington Swan

The Court of Appeal has issued its eagerly awaited decision in a case relating to whether an employer can communicate directly with employees during bargaining. More >>

Kensington Swan Claims Large Law Firm of the Year

Friday, 10 November 2006, 10:41 am | Kensington Swan

Kensington Swan has won the Large Law Firm of the Year Award at the New Zealand Law Awards held last night in Auckland. The awards, judged by consumers of legal services, recognise excellence in legal performance measured by assessing customer satisfaction, ... More >>

Health and Safety penalties "increasing markedly"

Thursday, 6 April 2006, 10:03 am | Kensington Swan

It has always been difficult for employers to defend health and safety prosecutions brought by the Department of Labour, and now the penalties charged upon conviction are increasing markedly. More >>