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.
The New Zealand Government has announced a COVID-19 Protection Framework (also known as the traffic light system) which will be activated from 11:59pm on Thursday 2 December 2021. Currently our Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Queenstown offices are open and following stringent hygiene practices. Our Auckland office is temporarily closed with all our Auckland people working remotely but still available to assist you.