Lawyering for 21st Century Relationships (Online)

The cases of Sutton v Bell and Mead v Paul have been in the media and chances are you will have heard about one or both of them. While the facts of each case might seem unusual, when it comes to relationship property cases uncertainties and shades of grey abound. What do these landmark judgments say about the Supreme Court’s stance on relationships, property and asset planning? What are the ramifications for lawyers’ advice to clients either contemplating, in or exiting de facto or spousal relationships?

In this webinar, the presenters will explain and analyse the cases, highlight the issues that the Supreme Court considered material, and delve into the practical implications for estate planning, relationship property agreements, and litigation.

Copies of the Supreme Court decision in Sutton v Bell [2023] NZSC 65 can be accessed here:

and of the decision in Mead v Paul [2023] NZSC 70 can be accessed here:

Who Should Attend?

Lawyers and legal executives involved in relationship property, trust, asset planning, and private client work.

In respect of the Supreme Court decisions in each of Sutton v Bell and Mead v Paul:

  • Get to grips with the facts and the case history.
  • Benefit from an analysis of the Court’s decision.
  • Gain insights into what the Court considered important.
  • Become apprised of the practical implications for advising clients in relation to asset planning, relationship property agreements, and litigation.


Pricing Details

Ticket Price

Member - $100.00 GST
Non-Member - $140.00 GST


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