Conditions of Trading with Citylaw

1. Payment for services by the Customer is required upon an invoice being rendered to the Customer by Citylaw.  

2. The Customer acknowledges that the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply where the Customer is dealing with Citylaw as a business client. 

3. The Customer acknowledges that in providing any information to Citylaw that Citylaw may use the information for the purpose of credit checking and may, if applicable, at a later date use the information for debt collection/marketing purposes. The Customer hereby gives consent as required by the Privacy Act 1989 for the information to be used in this manner.

4. In the event that the Customer fails to pay their account in accordance with this agreement the Customer acknowledges that they will be liable for Citylaw's costs of debt collection, including, but not restricted to, solicitor/client costs reasonably incurred by Citylaw together with any debt collection commissions.

5. The Customer further acknowledges that they will pay interest at the rate of 20% on any monies owing to Citylaw in default of the Customer's obligations under this agreement from the date that the monies fell due for payment to the Company to the date that the monies are actually paid.

6. Citylaw shall in conveyancing transactions be entitled to take its fees and disbursements at the time of settlement of that conveyancing transaction notwithstanding that at the time of settlement an invoice may not have been issued PROVIDED THAT Citylaw undertakes to provide the client with an invoice within 7 days of any such settlement.

7. Where Citylaw holds funds on behalf of any client Citylaw shall be entitled to deduct its reasonable fees and disbursements notwithstanding that at the time of such deduction an invoice may not have been issued PROVIDED THAT Citylaw undertakes to provide the client with an invoice within 7 days of any such deduction. 

Personal Guarantee

Where the Customer is a Limited Liability Company Citylaw regards the directors/shareholders personally liable for payment of all Citylaw's fees/disbursements and that in the event of the Debtor Company being in default of its obligations under this agreement to Citylaw , Citylaw  shall be entitled to sue those directors/shareholders personally for recovery of those monies.

Our Staff

Marie Tolhurst (Devoy)Marie Tolhurst (Devoy)
LLB (Hons) (Auck)

Marie completed her law degree at Auckland University in 1983 and was employed by Kendall Sturm and Strong before starting a family in 1985.
Marie has worked at Citylaw since 1994.
Marie counts among her many pastimes, cross-country running, masters rowing, indoor netball, soccer and gardening.  Marie is also an avid follower of her children’s sporting activities.

Andrea MainwaringAndrea Mainwaring

Andrea has been working for City Law for just over a year but has worked in legal accounting for the past 21 years.
She lives on a lifestyle block with her husband and three small children who keep her busy out of work hours.  She loves to entertain, attend fitness boot camps and spend time with her family and friends.

If You Are Selling Your House

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ACRES has been set up to make the process of selling your house straight forward and giving you the security of having the process managed by your solicitor.
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