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Tompkins Wake

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

North Island-based team with particularly strong connections to the Hamilton region, notably active on behalf of local government bodies and key players from the agribusiness, dairy and property sectors. Also prominent in the handling of regulatory cases, including those governed by the provisions of the Resource Management and Health and Safety at Work Acts, and those overseen by the Overseas Investment Office or Te Uru Rākau. The team also acts regularly on behalf of multinational companies facing contentious issues within its areas of expertise.

Strengths

Paying the closest attention to client requirements is a keynote strength of this practice. One source observes: "They are hyper-responsive to our needs, show a real interest and willingness to know our business and, very importantly, are heavily invested as a contributor to our community." Another reports: "They're very responsive, commercially practicable, and we always receive sound advice and support from them."

Work highlights

Represented Open Country Dairy with regard to its bid to secure a judicial review of the Commerce Commission's acceptance of the way in which Fonterra made its milk price calculation for 2018.

Notable practitioners

James Macgillivray attracts high praise from both clients and other market sources, with interviewees variously characterising him as a "very well regarded" and "very able and commercial lawyer with very broad experience." He is also singled out for his "meticulous attention to detail and understanding of case law," and as a litigator who combines the talents of an advocate who can "put an argument clearly before a judge" with those of "a very good instructing solicitor."

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Dispute Resolution

Tompkins Wake

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AIG House, Level 16,

41 Shortland Street

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

1140

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Dispute Resolution


James MacGillivray
Band 4