There are several stages at which you may seek a payment for your legal costs associated with the Dilworth Redress Programme. The stages are:
The Dilworth Redress Programme’s contribution to your legal costs listed in 1,2, and 3, is over and above any Settlement sum agreed. These contributions will not be taken into account in any Redress Payment.
Your independent legal advice may be sought from any independent lawyer in New Zealand or in your country of residence. The Dilworth Redress Programme is aware the following lawyers have provided advice to other Dilworth former students. These lawyers’ names are provided solely for your information; they are not a recommendation.
The Listening Service is available right now to help you, should you need counselling.
In addition, part of your Offer of Redress could include access to confidential counselling and psychological services.
Recipients of financial redress Offers may wish to obtain independent professional advice on how to manage this money.
It is not compulsory to seek advice from a financial adviser. However, Dilworth Response will pay for two financial consultations up to NZ$500+GST each for a total of NZ$1000+GST. You can seek advice from anyone you choose, but Dilworth will pay for this professional advice only from advisers currently registered on the NZ Financial Service Providers Register and only after you have received your Offer.
Dilworth Response’s support for this advice is paid directly to the financial adviser and you will be responsible for any costs above the Dilworth Response-funded $1,000+GST. Dilworth Response’s funds cannot be used towards any investments or in any way other than to subsidise financial advice you receive in respect of your Offer.
Disclaimer: The following names of financial adviser are provided solely for your general information; they are not a recommendation from the Dilworth Trust Board or any other party associated with this programme. In choosing to engage a financial adviser to advise you, you do so entirely at your own risk and Dilworth Trust Board takes no responsibility for, nor any liability for, your choice of financial adviser nor your use of information about financial advisers on this website.
Colin Austin and Bruce Anderson
Offices in the Auckland region
Chelsea Traver and Mike Ross
Offices in the Wellington region
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