Palmer v Alalaakkola - [2021] NZHC 2330

Date of Judgment

07 September 2021

Decision

Palmer v Alalaakkola (PDF 264 KB)

Summary

Appeal from Family Court decision. FC found that copyright in paintings created during relationship were not relationship property.  FC also fixed occupational rent at $300 a week.
HC held: appeal allowed in part. Copyright in the paintings is relationship property. Mr Palmer also entitled to receive half the paintings by value created during the relationship.  Occupational rent a reasonable amount in circumstances.  Copyright issue remitted to FC.