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Wellington Networking Event – March 2023

March 21, 2023 @ March 21, 2023 - March 21, 2023


Changes to the retentions regime: the proposed new legal requirements and practical implications

The Government has recently proposed some significant changes to the retentions regime, intended to provide further protections in a construction insolvency for contractors and sub-contractors who are owed retentions.   But do the proposed changes adequately fill the gaps in the current regime?  Or will they create new issues? 

In this seminar, Rachel Pinny and Adele Hicks will:

  • outline the current retentions regime;
  • explain the Government’s proposed amendments to the retentions regime;
  • discuss whether those proposed amendments address the issues identified with the current regime; and
  • outline some of the practical implications of the proposed amendments.


Rachel Pinny

Rachel Pinny is an experienced litigator with almost 20 years’ experience in general commercial litigation and insolvency.  She has acted for insolvency practitioners in some of New Zealand’s most complex insolvencies including Pike River Coal receivership, Ross Asset Management and the Ebert Construction receivership (retention fund). She is a member of the RITANZ Board.

Adele Hicks

Adele Hicks is a licensed insolvency practitioner and a Director in Grant Thornton’s Financial Advisory Services team. She has 10 years’ insolvency experience in New Zealand, British Virgin Islands and the Channel Islands. She has recently worked on the receivership of Drymix NZ Limited and its related entities and the liquidation of Jonesy Construction.


Tues, 21st March 2023


Presentation 5.00pm – 6:30pm


Grant Thornton Wellington


Complimentary for RITANZ Members

Chartered Accountants ANZ Members $40.00 plus GST

Law Society Members $40.00 plus GST

Standard $50.00 plus GST

Note that this event will be recorded and will be made available to all members on the RITANZ website within 48 hours after the event itself.

How to register:

Registration is required for this event please RSVP to register your attendance.


March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023


Grant Thornton Wellington
215 Lambton Quay
Wellington, New Zealand
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