Law Courts Hotel #sad

An institution. Great precinct and location for accommodation, what happened.
Enhance building performance, perfect for retrofitting and adaptive reuse.

Law Courts Hotel, Dunedin [] 3

### February 19, 2015 – 5:42pm
Law Courts Hotel in liquidation
The Law Courts Hotel in central Dunedin has been placed in liquidation. The hotel’s situated in lower Stuart Street, beside the Dunedin Courthouse. It’s been placed in the hands of liquidators by the High Court. Creditors owed money by the company have until the end of March to file claims. The sole director of the Law Courts Hotel is Mornington resident Leslie Scott. A financial report on the state of the business has yet to be made public. It was formally placed in liquidation last week.
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█ Wikipedia: Law Courts Hotel [edited]
‘One of the city’s most historic public houses and hostelries, the Law Courts Hotel, is located close to the Dunedin Law Courts (the courthouse) in Lower Stuart Street, in a large corner building with an Art Deco style facade (not the original frontage), directly opposite the Allied Press Building (the offices of the city’s main newspaper, the Otago Daily Times). Listed by Heritage New Zealand as a Category II historic place (List No: 2189). The prime location of this hotel near these two premises has greatly contributed to its history, as has its longevity (having originally been founded as the Auld Scotland Hotel in 1863).’ Link

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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4 responses to “Law Courts Hotel #sad

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    A jolly pleasant watering hole despite a rather limited range of beer. Lovely friendly staff, comfortable soft chairs or stools, unamplified live music Fridays and one night through the week, Tuesdays I think from memory. Old-fashioned atmosphere in the very best way – unpretentious , welcoming, relaxed, doesn’t appeal to youngsters pre-loaded with alcopops and cheap weasels’ beer.

    • Peter

      Vive la difference! There is something nice about going to traditional cafes/restaurants. They are indeed unpretentious. Saying that we have a favourite upmarket trendy caf up the hill where the staff are lovely. It’s the people who run these places who make the difference.
      How lucky we are that there is choice in Dunedin, according to your mood.

  2. Elizabeth

    ### April 8, 2015 – 5:47pm
    Liquidators of Law Courts Hotel reveals the extent of debt owed
    Liquidators of the Law Courts Hotel have revealed the business owes almost $200,000 to the Inland Revenue Department. The IRD has filed a claim for outstanding tax of $188,000. Other creditors owed money include local companies Emerson’s Brewery and Dunedin Refrigeration.
    The Law Courts is located in lower Stuart Street, and stopped trading in early February. A few days later it was placed in liquidation. The company director attributes failure to loss of business as a result of a building refurbishment. That, coupled with difficult trading conditions.
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  3. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Sat, 11 Apr 2015
    IRD claim
    Inland Revenue has lodged a claim for $188,000 for unpaid GST and PAYE payments in the liquidation of the company of the former lessee of the Law Courts Hotel in Dunedin. The Law Courts operation has been taken over by a recently incorporated company, Toby Hotels Ltd, one of whose directors is also co-owner of the Stuart St building, Dunedin businessman Greg Paterson.
    Read more

    Toby Hotels Ltd

    Directors: Lauchlan Andrew Chisholm; Gregory John Paterson
    Shareholders: Van Aart Sycamore Trustees Ltd

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