Mark von Dadelszen draws on over 50 years of practical experience in the governance of community organisations such as societies and charitable trusts when providing advice and services relating to those organisations and their members. Over the last 20-25 years Mark has focussed an increasing amount of his time in providing legal advice about not-for-profit constitutions and issues, including meeting procedure. Now, as a barrister, he will devote most of his time and energy to that work.
Mark is the author of the only detailed New Zealand legal text on not-for-profit organisations, “Law of Societies” (3rd Edition). After the new Incorporated Societies Act is enacted, a 4th Edition will be published (following the pattern of the previous editions), and it will also refer to the many Australian Court decisions which discuss statutory provisions similar to the new New Zealand Act. Mark is also the author of “Members’ Meetings” (3rd Edition) which explains the law and conventions for the conduct of meetings, and, once the new Incorporated Societies Act is enacted, a 4th Edition will be published (also following the pattern of the previous editions).