Identification, valuation and division of digital assets on separation: Cracking Crypto (On Demand)

Identification, valuation and division of digital assets on separation

Cryptocurrency and other digital assets are becoming increasingly commonplace in relationship property matters. What does this mean for you and your clients? Classification, disclosure, valuation and division each raise potential issues – but having a greater awareness and knowledge of such issues will assist, as will knowing when to seek external help from other experts. 

This webinar will equip viewers with a basic understanding of digital assets and of issues pertaining to identification of these assets. It will also offer insights into the judicial approach in New Zealand and abroad. 

Who should watch?

All family lawyers and general practitioners involved in relationship property work. 


Kesia Denhardt
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Kesia is a barrister practising in Auckland and a member of Kate Sheppard Chambers. She handles all types of family law matters, with a particular interest in relationship property issues arising out of a separation, complex parenting and protection disputes, and reproductive law.

Kesia enjoys making contributions to the legal profession beyond the work she does in practice. She has written and presented legal seminars for the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS), The Law Association (TLA), and Legalwise on various family law issues. She has authored and featured in articles for NZLS publications, LawTalk and LawPoints; TLA publication, LawNews; and is a regular contributor to the quarterly magazine of the Family Law Section (FLS), The Family Advocate. 

Kesia is an appointed member of the FLS Advisory Panel focussed on family law reform. She has been an appointed member of a number of other committees, including the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association and a NZLS Lawyers Standards Committee. Kesia is also an ambassador of White Ribbon New Zealand; appointed in recognition of her work in assisting victims of family violence.

David Harvey
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David Harvey (LLB; MJur; PhD) is a retired District Court Judge. He sat full time from
1989  2016 and with an Acting Warrant from April 2018 – December 2021.
From 2016 – 2018 he was Director of the New Zealand Centre for ICT Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland and worked with the Manukau office of the Public Defence Service mentoring and supervising junior lawyers. Prior to his appointment to the Bench he practised as a barrister and solicitor in litigation for 18 years.

He taught Law and Information Technology, an undergraduate paper, for 18 years and has written the leading text on Internet Law in New Zealand “ – Selected Issues” published by LexisNexis and now in its 5th edition. His PhD dissertation was published by Hart Publishing in Oxford as “The Law Emprynted and Englysshed: The printing press as an agent of change in law and legal culture 1475 – 1642”.

In March of 2017 he published “Collisions in the Digital Paradigm: Law and Rule Making in the Internet Age”. He is co-authored a text with Rosemary Tobin on Media Law. He has also written a book on Tolkien’s mythology entitled “The Song of Middle Earth: J R R Tolkien’s Themes Symbols and Myths” which was re-released by Harper Collins in 2016.

He has written numerous journal articles and has presented at conferences in New Zealand and internationally on Law and Technology issues and wrote the New Zealand section of “The International Handbook of Social Media Laws” edited by Paul Lambert and published by Bloomsbury Professional in 2014.

He has been involved in a number of Judicial Education programmes particularly in the area of cybercrime, evidence and the judiciary and the media. He has also presented at Judicial Orientation programmes on the judiciary and media issues.

He has been closely involved with judicial use of technology since 1990 and advised and consulted in this area throughout his judicial career. Prior to ascending the Bench he played a significant part in the introduction of technology to the law firm of which he was a partner.

He is married with 2 adult children – one a teacher, the other a lawyer.



CPD Hours: 1.50hr

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Member: $150.00 GST

Non-Member: $210.00 GST