Robin Harrington BA(Hons), LlB(Hons)

Robin is the principal of Harrington Law Limited and has more than 25 years of legal experience.

Harrington Law takes a pragmatic, straightforward approach to law looking for for cost effective and practical solutions to your legal issues.  Robin deals most often with disputes or problems arising from contract, property (including relationship property), trusts and companies.

Robin works with private clients and also offers litigation support to senior barristers, particularly in opinion writing, court drafting and witness briefing.  She also writes for Wolters Kluwer (CCH) publications on Companies in Litigation.

Harrington Law is Auckland based but has clients throughout the wider Auckland region and will happily travel to you (including to Great Barrier Island) to discuss your legal needs, without obligation or charge. To contact or make an enquiry with Harrington Law, phone 09 446 3355 or click here.

Harrington Law Limited

PO Box 32-397
Devonport
Auckland
New Zealand

Ph 09 446 3355
Mob 027 255 0895
Email: robin@harringtonlaw.co.nz

Profile

1989 Otago University: Bachelor of Arts (Honours in French) 

1992 Otago University: Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

1993 - 1995 Solicitor/Associate, Simpson Grierson, Wellington
            
1995 - 1996 Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh, Wellington
          · Commercial Litigation 

1997 - 1998 Senior analyst, Treasury, Wellington (Secondment)

1998 - 2004 Senior Solicitor Russell McVeagh, Wellington/Auckland
          · Commercial Litigation 

2004 - 2009 Barrister Sole

2006/2009 Adjunct Instructor Professional Legal Studies Course, College of Law, Auckland

2009 - Principal, Harrington Law Limited

Services

 

Harrington Law has particular experience in these areas:

 

Cases

Where matters have not resolved or settled, Robin has been involved as lead or assisting counsel in Court proceedings, including the following cases:

Shell (Petroleum Mining) Company Ltd v Kapuni Gas Contracts Ltd 3/2/97, Barker J, HC Auckland CL5/94 (Oil and Gas, Competition)

MTM Funds Management Ltd v Force Holdings Ltd (2000) 14 PRNZ 657 (Contract)

Ideal Garages Ltd v Independent Construction Company Ltd, High Court, Auckland, 18/11/2004, (2004) CIV2004-404-2685, Heath J (Contract, Restraint of Trade)

Haylock v Patek [2009] 1 NZLR 351 (Insider Trading)

Arcadia Homes Ltd (in liq) v More to this Life Ltd [2013] NZCA 286 (Company, Contract)

Mazany v MacDonald [2013] NZHC 2456 High Court, Auckland, 19/9/2013, CIV-2013-404-2438 (Caveat – subsequently settled)

Bond v Platun [2016] NZHC 3038 High Court, Auckland, 14/12/2016, CIV-2015-404-628, Hinton J (Removal of Trustee)

Supatreats Asia Pte Ltd v Grace & Glory Ltd [2018] NZHC 1612 (Injunction, Contract, Restraint of Trade, Intellectual Property)

 

 

Family Issues

  • Family Trust/Trustee Issues
  • Relationship Property Agreements

 

Litigation Support

  • Running substantive proceedings including
    • co-ordinating junior lawyers/witnesses
    • preparing interlocutory applications
    • discovery
    • drafting briefs and briefing witnesses
    • drafting submissions
    • court appearances
  • Injunction applications

 

Property

  • Disputes relating to
    • sale and purchase agreements
    • caveats
    • building contracts
    • defective buildings
    • intellectual property/misappropriation of confidential information

 

 

 

Contract

  • Contract interpretation
  • Implementation
  • Breach
  • Termination
  • Restraints of Trade

Company

· Directors’ duties
· Company governance, constitutional reviews, shareholders’ rights
· Liquidations; preparing and responding to statutory demands

 

Neighbourhood Disputes

· Including fencing / tree disputes