Mr Adam Holden

Adam Holden

Lawyer biography

Adam holds a LLB(Hons) and a BA from the University of Auckland. While studying, Adam clerked at a large commercial firm in Melbourne and was a summer research scholar for the University’s law faculty. Adam was admitted to the bar in 2015.

Adam joined Wilson Harle in 2017 after two years as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court. Adam has been involved in a broad range of the firm’s work, and is particularly interested in public law, equity and company law. Adam has also been a public law tutor at the University of Auckland. 


Updates

Litigation

Duty of care owed by local authority to commissioning owner after stadium collapse
New Zealand | 20 March 2018

The Supreme Court recently reversed a Court of Appeal judgment that a local authority did not owe a duty of care to a commissioning owner in issuing a code compliance certificate for a non-compliant building. The judgment is significant because it recognises that local authorities owe a duty of care even to commissioning owners that engage their own professionals to ensure compliance with building standards.

No duty of care owed by local authority to commissioning owner after stadium collapse
New Zealand | 13 June 2017

The Court of Appeal recently held that a local authority did not owe a duty of care to a commissioning owner in issuing a code compliance certificate for a non-compliant building. The decision is significant because it restricts the circumstances in which local authorities have a duty of care in relation to defective buildings, especially to commissioning building owners which contract with their own professionals to ensure compliance.