TrustsThe Trusts Act came into effect in January 2021 and replaces the Trustee Act 1956, with the purpose of making the law more accessible to both trustees and beneficiaries of trusts. There is a lot that trustees should be considering as a result of the new Act.
ImmigrationOur immigration team are leaders in seamlessly assisting migrants and businesses towards the ultimate outcome of living and operating in New Zealand. With a very high standard of living, outstanding natural landscape, and attractive commercial environment, New Zealand continues to prove an irresistible choice for multiple reasons.
Data protection and privacyWith the evolution of new technology platforms happening at unprecedented levels, the parameters around the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information of individuals and employees has increased at an exponential rate. Personal data is more valuable than most of us realise, making data protection and privacy compliance a mandatory requirement for businesses of any size.
Global Insurance Law ConnectDuncan Cotterill is proud to announce it has joined Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC). GILC is a formal alliance of leading insurance law experts comprised of high-performing independent firms across the world that specialise in insurance law. GILC delivers a global reach and depth of service that no one firm can deliver on its own.
Fair Pay Agreements Act – what employers need to think about now
Click here for a useful overview of the new Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) bargaining process, which breaks down the steps from initiation through to validation of a FPA . The Fair Pay Agreements Act 2022 has now come into force,More >>
Meet our people - Louise McNaughton
I specialise in high value commercial property syndication as well as working closely with a wide range of clients on all commercial, construction and property related matters throughout New ZealandMore >>
Two Duncan Cotterill lawyers named as NZ Lawyer Rising Stars 2023
Today, NZ Lawyer announced their Rising Stars for 2023 and the firm is thrilled that Queenstown Partner Louise McNaughton and Wellington Senior Associate Edward Greig have achieved this recognition.More >>