Contracts come in many forms… | Legal Article by Auckland Law Firm – Quay Law


What is a contract?

If we consult the dictionary, a contract (noun) is a written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy that is intended to be enforceable by law. For example, “he has just signed a contract keeping him with the club”. Some words that may be synonyms are agreement, commitment, arrangement, settlement, undertaking, understanding, compact, covenant, pact or bond.

However in a law firm, the contract falls into many of the services offered by our Auckland law firm. In order to highlight a few examples of a contract pleased see below.


At Quay Law we are aware that the buying and selling of a home is one of the most significant financial transactions a person could make.

Our conveyancing lawyers are able to assist you with the reviewing of your Sale and Purchase agreement, advice on further terms and conditions to be included in the contract and are able to extend their legal support to you throughout the purchasing or selling process. This form of property conveyancing contract may incorporate negotiating easements, reviewing the district plan, working with leasehold parties or a LIM if required. Please contact a conveyancer if you require any assistance.

Directors and Shareholders

Over the years, our Auckland solicitors have acted and act for many directors and shareholders. The type of support extended has included shareholders agreements, negotiation and all matters in between. There are four main entities that are predominantly used to operate businesses in New Zealand, namely the sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company and trading trust. LINK for Published Legal Article

Enduring Powers of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a simple way of ensuring that if for any reason you become incapacitated, or are unable to manage your affairs, the person you have appointed as your attorney can attend to these matters for you. They are powerful documents however in that they continue to have effect in the event of you becoming incapacitated mentally, so you should exercise care in your appointment. There are two types of attorney, Property (in which two people can act as an attorney) and Personal Care and Welfare (in which you can only have one attorney). The Welfare attorney only comes into effect when you become mentally incapacitated, whereas the Property attorney can have effect immediately if you wish.

Relationship Property Agreements

Our Auckland lawyers are able to assist with all Relationship Property matters and Contracting Out Agreements. We can brief out custody and access issues.

Auckland lawyer and principal of Auckland law firm, Quay Law

Ian Mellett

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