Conveyancing Fundamentals: From Contract Formation to Post Settlement

This step-by-step guide to conveyancing will see you handle your next property transaction with ease. From contract formation to pre-purchase due diligence, the exchange of contracts, and to avoiding common errors post settlement. Whether you’re a conveyancer, legal executive or seasoned practitioner hoping to brush up on the fundamentals; walk away with practical solutions to real conveyancing problems. Join us for a valuable practice and procedure walkthrough.

Wednesday, 25 September 2024

Joe Biddles, Director, Thompson Blackie Biddles Limited

3.00pm to 4.00pm Pre and Post Settlement: Avoiding Common Errors


  • Contract Clauses: common issues (e.g. warranties v conditions)
  • Compensation Claim: common mistakes
  • Termination vs repudiation: basis for termination and risk of repudiation
  • Post settlement requirements: issues with undertakings and update to Watercare & Council

Presented by Tina Hwang, Director, Queen City Law


Attend and earn 2 CPD hours

2.00pm to 3.00pm Contract Formation and Exchange of Contracts


  • Property Law Act requirements
  • Electronic signatures and digital contracts
  • Joint owners when one party signs
  • Unit Titles Act obligations
  • Other disclosure matters

Presented by Scott Donaldson, Director, Mactodd Lawyers

Learning Objectives:


  • Benefit from essential guidance on the formation of a contract for sale
  • Consider best practice for exchange of contracts
  • Understand how to avoid common errors pre and post settlement


Joe Biddles, Director, Thompson Blackie Biddles Limited
Joe Biddles is a specialist commercial property and real estate lawyer and a director of boutique law firm Thompson Blackie Biddles. Prior to this Joe worked at Russell McVeagh and formerly was the New Zealand Legal Counsel of Lion. Joe acts for a number of corporate and institutional clients and his practice covers all areas of commercial property including acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing, developments, joint ventures and overseas investments in New Zealand.

Scott Donaldson, Director, Mactodd Lawyers
Scott has a strong commercial and property background, advising clients on land transaction and leasing, business transactions and commercial financing. Scott also advises on relationship property matters and has appeared in the High Court, Family Court and District Court on civil matters. Scott is an active member of the Queenstown community. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and is involved with several other community and business organisations. In his spare time, Scott competes at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is an active member of Toastmasters Queenstown.

Tina Hwang, Director, Queen City Law
Tina Hwang is a Director and is the Leader of QCL’s large and award winning Property Team. Tina is also Co-Convenor of The Law Association (previously ADLS) Property Law Committee and member of The Law Association Property Disputes Committee. Tina mainly practises in property, construction and litigation. She has deep and wide experience in virtually all aspects of property law and property development and has been involved in some of New Zealand’s largest property projects. Tina has also developed expertise in construction issues and has presented papers at many New Zealand law seminars on property and construction law. She contributes regularly to the Builders & Contractors Magazine. Tina also speaks fluent Korean. Being client-centric Tina has also taken on numerous employment cases (both employer and employee) and the consequent mediation and settlements. Tina regularly appears in Tribunals and Courts. Clients love working with Tina as she is an excellent communicator, works very efficiently and keeps clients fully informed.


Conveyancing Fundamentals: From Contract Formation to Post Settlement


Single Session
Wednesday, 25 September 2024
to New Zealand
CPD Hours 2
Online 20240615 20240925


On Demand 20240615 20240925

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