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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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A recent decision of the High Court clarifies there is no burden on a licensee to prove their proposed licensed premise will not materially reduce the good order and amenity of the location in which it is to open, and that new evidence relating to an applicant’s suitability can be admitted on More »
Following on from the submissions that were made on the preliminary draft of the Red Zone Recovery Plan in May, the Chief Executive of CERA has released the Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan, containing his preliminary views on the offers that are likely to be made to red zone property More »
A labourer working on a basement excavation in Fulham was crushed to death when the excavations, which were not properly supported, collapsed. The owner of the excavation company (who was also the site manager) was found guilty of manslaughter, as he was aware of the dangerous state of the More »
A new organisation, which will take the lead in forestry safety, has been launched. The Forestry Industry Safety Council ( FICA ) was established as a result of the recommendations made by the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel last year. FICA will bring a coordinated approach to safety in More »
WorkSafe has recently released details on the number of workplace fatalities, broken down by industry, in the last five years. The figures show consistent progress in workplace safety, although there is still considerable room for improvement. Notable results include the record of the Canterbury More »
The tragic fatality at a Canterbury limestone quarry earlier this month has highlighted the risk of non-compliance with health and safety standards for the extractive industry. Under the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013 ( Regulations ), a More »
The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee was due to provide its report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill this week. In the wake of reports that the legislation will be watered down, the release of the report has now been delayed until 24 July. Prime Minister John Key said that the More »
On Sunday 24 May 2015, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment released a “Guide to Tolerance, Materials and Workmanship in New Residential Construction” (Guide). A copy can be accessed here . Both contractors and their clients should take particular note of this Guide. It More »
Limited Partnerships in New Zealand New Zealand’s relatively new limited partnership regime aims to provide a convenient, flexible and internationally recognised structure encompassing some of the best features of both companies and partnerships. Therefore, it may offer a viable alternative More »
Two weeks ago, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee, announced that a Red Zone Recovery Plan would be developed by the chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). The Recovery Plan will be the new mechanism for offers to buy vacant, uninsured and More »
The general position in company law is that a company is its own legal entity, separate from its shareholders. This principle allows a company to run its affairs without the risk of its shareholders or related companies being responsible for the liabilities incurred by the company, and is a major More »

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