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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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Insurance is absolutely crucial, and when borrowing from lenders to complete a house purchase, it is compulsory. Lenders will not allow a loan drawdown without written confirmation that appropriate and sufficient insurance cover is in place. Usually there is replacement insurance relating to fire, More »
Signing documents that bind a company to obligations and potential liability is a key aspect of being a director of a company. It is part of the role when a director is guiding and running the company. While shareholders are required to ratify major transactions and key decisions, day to day, the More »
A sole trader is a common ownership structure that can be used to operate a small business. The main operator of the business may be one person, supported by a family member such as a spouse. Operating a business may be risky if the right asset protection and insurance is not in place to support More »
The word caveat is Latin and translates to “let him or her beware”. A caveat can be lodged against someone’s property title to protect the lodging party’s right or interest in the property and it prevents the registered owner of the property from selling, mortgaging, and More »
Building a house can be a stressful, expensive and intimidating prospect for both new and experienced customers. As such, ensuring you are aware of not only your rights and obligations, but also those of the builder, is crucial. Prior to even hiring a builder, you should complete your own due More »
The government has recently made changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the “Act”) to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing within various businesses and professions (including lawyers, accountants and real estate agents). The Act More »
Background 2019 is seeing major policy changes proposed by the Government that will affect the six most commonly utilised work visa categories. This will place obligations on all employers wishing to recruit foreign workers to become accredited under one of three new categories. There will also be More »
The Fair Trading Act ( the Act ) imposes various obligations upon those in trade to contribute to a trading environment in which consumer interests are protected, businesses compete effectively and consumer and businesses participate confidently. In 2014, changes were made to the Act to allow More »
New Zealand is a trading nation. The New Zealand economy, and our daily lives, are dependent on exports and imports from all around the world. When a dispute arises in relation to an international contract, unique legal issues that are not encountered domestically become relevant. Effectively More »
The Government has released today a wide-ranging plan, which aims to “stop the degradation of our rivers and lakes, achieve a noticeable improvement in five years and restore our waterways within a generation.” The proposal document, Action for healthy waterways – A discussion More »
Partnership visas can be applied for by the following classes of persons: Partners of New Zealand citizens or New Zealand resident visa holders; Partners of some work visa holders (subject to certain exceptions); Partners of some student visa holders (subject to certain exceptions); and Partners of More »
Post-earthquake purchasers of houses in Christchurch are sometimes finding further earthquake damage, even where the house has been repaired. There has been uncertainty over whether those purchasers have any claims and who those claims may be against, with a number of proceedings currently before More »
The Employment Court has recently given new clarity to a previously untested area of the Holidays Act. In Tourism Holdings Limited v A Labour Inspector of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [2019] NZEmpC 87, the Employment Court considered how the definition of ordinary weekly pay More »
The Government has recently announced that it is to undertake a review of the Biosecurity Act 1993. The work will be carried out at the same time as the review of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 (NAIT) which was started earlier in the year. Both Acts are to be reviewed More »

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