Your trusted CPD partner


Online CPD - Family Package (1) - 6 CPD Hrs

NZ $510.00

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $410 - NZLS members and Associate members (usually $615)
  • $510 - Non-members (usually $765)

Note: Access to the online files is via your "My CPD" page. If you would like to purchase multiple packages, please contact us here.

Online CPD Modules

Modules will be available to access within 2 business days - you will be notified by email. Booklets will be posted. 

Valuation & Expert Financial Evidence in PRA Cases - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: June 2016
  • Authors: Brendan Lyne, Robyn von Keisenberg

Increasingly family lawyers need a sound degree of financial knowledge when they are dealing with relationship break-ups where there is a property in dispute. 

This module will provide you with the background to better understand valuation theory and how it is applied in practice with a focus on practical issues for family lawyers and will include a number of case studies which will assist you in quantifying relationship property, better managing your experts and critiquing opposing expert evidence.

Whether you do one or two cases a year or specialise in dealing with relationship property cases, this seminar will be a useful summary and discussion of the issues and practices involved.

You will learn:
  • How to read and make sense of financial statements
  • Fundamental issues that should be understood in any valuation
  • How to form a view on whether a business is worth valuing
  • How to trace property that has been “secreted away”
  • Why valuers disagree and strategies to deal with disagreements
  • The various approaches used to value different categories of property in a relationship property dispute:
    - company and business
    - different valuation approaches required by different businesses
  • Miscellaneous valuation issues including:
    - contributions of the partners to the relationship property: post-separation contributions
    - increase in value of separate property
    - valuation issues which arise out of interests in trusts. 
View more info

Section 21 Agreements - shades of grey? - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: June 2015
  • Authors: Amanda Donovan, Jennie Hawker

Agreements under s 21 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 are commonplace. They require a far greater degree of input, knowledge and “crystal ball gazing” on the part of practitioners who want to ensure that the agreement withstands the test of time.

This seminar is intended not only to update practitioners on recent case law but to consider and address the “grey areas” we all encounter when drafting living agreements (s 21) and settlement agreements.

This seminar considers and reflects on the interface between the provisions of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and the growing trend in equitable remedies. The presenters will consider the recent case law on these issues with a focus on how this may effect the drafting of agreements under ss 21 and 21A.

The presenters will also consider:

  • vulnerability to challenge
  • formalities in a contracting out agreement
  • young couples seeking to contract out – what to “ring fence”
  • how to address interests in trusts
  • the impact of s 15 and contracting out – what effect will this have given the test of time
  • issues as to jurisdiction
  • enforcing agreements
  • bankruptcy
  • licence to occupy.

 View more info

Life After the Split - post separation events - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: May 2013
  • Author: Professor Bill Atkin

For most separating couples, questions about the home, the mortgage, child care, insurances and division of furniture are relatively easily resolved with time, the right motivation and good advice. However, some cases drag on. During the sometimes long gap between separation and final settlement of property, much water may flow under the bridge.

In today’s financial climate, property values can still increase, but not always. Post-separation contributions can be unequal, so a strict 50/50 division is not fair. If couples share equally in gains, should they not also share equally in the losses? Following a separation, at what date should property values be “fixed”?

This Online CPD Module is based upon Professor Bill Atkin’s successful presentation at the recent 2013 PRA intensive. It will focus on events that occur after separation and the impact they can have on division of property. It will primarily examine “remedies” under ss 18B, 18C and 2G, including recent litigation. 

View more info


You might also be interested in ...

Registrant Details

Use this window to add all the registrants you wish to register on behalf of. If you want to attend the course also, ensure you add yourself as one of the registrants. Make sure you press ‘save’ after adding each new registrant.

Proceed to Checkout

Online CPD - Employment Package (1) - 3 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

NZ $242.00

Multiple Registration

Online CPD - Property Package (2) - 4.5 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

NZ $434.00

Multiple Registration
freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111


04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Law Society Building
26 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand