Don is a Partner of MDS Law who advises primarily in the areas of property, commercial law and trusts. He also provides advice on an extensive range of issues to one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutions.

Don McBeath, Partner

Don McBeath

Welcome to {mds} law

MDS Law is a medium sized specialist property and commercial law firm based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The firm provides a range of specialist advice to clients including company and business law, employment, tax and finance, commercial and residential property transactions, relationship property, asset protection including trusts, will and estate planning as well as estate administration. 
In post earthquake Canterbury we have been able to tangibly assist our commercial and private clients recover from very complex legal issues created by the situation and work with them to build new and exciting commercial opportunities.  Call our team to discuss your legal issue.

Subject to approval clauses - do they work?

A recent judgment of the New Zealand Court of Appeal has provided salutary lessons on the care that needs to be taken when you are writing conditions for an agreement for sale and purchase as well as the care that a purchaser must give to fulfilling its obligations under those conditions.

MDS Property Lawyer, Dan Crossen reviews this recent judgment and the need for good professional advice when conditions are being put into the agreement.

For your business

We can make doing business easier. Our specialist commercial and property teams have solid expertise across a range of business law issues including commercial contracts, business structuring, finance, governance, terms of trade, commercial property acquisition and portfolio management, employment, intellectual property and tax.

For you & your family

We can help you make the right decisions and protect your property, Our experienced property and private client teams will help you when buying, selling and protecting your property. We will assist you when family situations become difficult and guide you through the steps necessary to achieve the best outcomes.

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