David was honoured to do a reading at the annual ADLSI Memorial Service held at Chancery Chambers on 20 November 2013 to honour members and former members of the legal profession who had passed away in the last year.
David was re-elected to the Council of the NZ Society of Notaries Incorporated at the AGM in Auckland, which also adopted the new constitution he helped draft. The new Council met in Christchurch in February and will meet again in Wellington in August 2014.
What they are and how they came about? Cross lease titles are relatively common for residential properties in New Zealand. They emerged in the late 1960s as a way to avoid the more time consuming and, especially, costlier methods of development, like freehold subdivisions and, more recently, Unit Title developments. Continue Reading
On 30 July 2013 David contributed to the debate on Kerre McIvor’s ZB Talk Back about the new Westpac Springboard Family Home option. The option involves the borrower’s family taking out a loan against the equity in their family home to “top up” the borrower’s deposit. Westpac’s website gives an Continue Reading
Following his appointment, at the initial AGM of the Society held in Auckland in September 2012, to the Council of the NZ Society of Notaries Incorporated, David has recently been reviewing the Society’s constitution.
In the second ever elections for the NZLS Auckland Branch, David was the fourth highest polling of the seven candidates for three positions on the Council.
David’s three year term on the Executive Committee of the NZLS Property Law Section ended. He enjoyed meeting other Property Lawyers throughout the country during regional meetings at Tauranga, Hamilton, NewPlymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Nelson, Invercargill, Dunedin Wellington and Auckland. During his term the relevance of the Section’s work and Continue Reading