I’m not going to comment on the legality of this, because the sheer greed and audacity is enough in itself. She wanted $8 million for “air rights” above Wellington Railway Station. I’m surprised she didn’t also ask $10 million for mineral rights beneath the building.
I see Barry Hart got struck off for over-charging his clients by a few thousand. He obviously did not think big enough.
I see from the extensive list of “fees” she may have missed out the mother lode…She forgot the bill for sorting out the Taniwha that surely must dwell somewhere near the railway station.
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