Waterfall Park Developments Ltd v Hadley - [2022] NZHC 2211

Date of Judgment

01 September 2022

Decision

Waterfall Park Developments Ltd v Hadley (PDF 494 KB)

Summary

High Court held neighbours' communications in Environment Court mediation and subsequent settlement discussions were privileged.

Neighbours entitled to strikeout of developer's claim in High Court civil proceedings because no evidential basis on which developer's claims against neighbours could succeed.

Developer's claims in High Court were also an abuse of process for the ulterior purpose of pressuring the neighbours into withdrawing their opposition to the developer's RMA appeals