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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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If you are thinking about establishing a charitable trust to promote a cause that you support, it’s important to start with the fundamentals. You will need to consider: Why you want to set up a charitable trust; Who or what the Trust is going to benefit; What activities the Trust is likely to More »
Employer and employee obligations Under the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSW), a person conducting a business or undertaking (a PCBU) must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers who work for the PCBU, while at work. This includes protecting workers More »
Amid the exhilaration of pending nuptials, couples often overlook important legal ‘housekeeping’ matters that should be attended to prior to the big day. Here are two items to add to your ‘to do’ list: Your will But I already have a valid will, you say… The law makes More »
Next week, on Monday, 4 April, the long-awaited Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSW Act) comes into force. The HSW Act places obligations on everyone in a workplace to take care of their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others. These duties apply to: a person conducting a More »
This week the Herald highlighted the increasing problem of P contamination in residential properties throughout New Zealand. The Herald went as far to argue it could rival the leaky homes disaster, and whether or not this is true, the issue is seemingly on the rise. Housing New Zealand spends $12 More »
The government has recently announced a payroll blunder that has left thousands of MBIE state sector workers underpaid. The same issue affected the NZ Police and cost them $30 million to fix. The root of this problem is likely to be widespread across many private businesses. Your business could be More »
The Independent Hearings Panel is continuing to make progress towards the proposed Replacement Christchurch District Plan (“Replacement Plan”) becoming operative. With plenty going on at the end of 2015, and much having happened in the first few weeks of 2016, now is an opportune time More »
Overseer has been widely accepted by regional councils as the tool to use for understanding the flow of nutrients on and off a farm. In particular, Environment Canterbury has recognised Overseer as the applicable model to be used when considering nutrient issues under the Regional Plan, or resource More »
Anyone excavating land – from a small area for a house site all the way through to a quarry operator – needs to be aware that there may be a requirement to obtain an Archaeological Authority under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (the Act). If you haven’t More »

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