Publications

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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The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill passed under urgency on 5 August 2020. It will now be sent for Royal Assent to become law. The Bill makes significant changes which landlords of residential properties will need to be aware of. These changes are due to come into force six months after the More »
On 19 September 2020, New Zealanders will head to the polls. They will be casting their votes at the ballot not just in the General Election but also on two highly charged political and social issues: cannabis and euthanasia law reform. In the lead up to the General Election, the landscape has More »
After a lengthy parliamentary process, the Privacy Bill received Royal Assent on 30 June 2020 to become the Privacy Act 2020 ( the Act ). This completes the long-anticipated overhaul of New Zealand’s privacy law. The Act repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993 to more closely align the law More »
The Government has released a report, New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand , which recommends the repeal of the Resource Management Act 1991 ( RMA ) and its replacement with two new pieces of legislation: the Natural and Built Environments Act and the Strategic Planning Act. The More »
Click here to view partner Hamish Walker, senior associate Kate Mitchell and senior associate Alysha Hinton discuss the new Trusts Act, which comes into force on 30 January 2021. They will address whether you still need a trust, what your obligations are, beneficiary information and next steps. For More »
The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019 is now in force and inserts a number of new provisions into the Employment Relations Act 2000. The main change is that both employees and employers in triangular employment relationships will have the ability to add a ‘ More »
Duncan Cotterill is a member of TerraLex , one of the largest legal networks in the world, providing access to more than 19,000 legal professionals world-wide. Our role in this global network means we can provide our international clients with easy access to specialised local expertise in almost More »
The New Zealand government has recently further clarified the exemption to the border closure for 'other critical workers', along with easing restrictions for partners or dependent children of New Zealand citizens or residents who are currently based offshore. Individuals will no longer be More »
Whilst it is difficult to predict with any certainty the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the construction industry in New Zealand there are some inevitable consequences and concerns already being identified within the industry. The clause references in this article are to the More »
Following the Government announcement that New Zealand has moved to Level 1 of the COVID-19 lockdown response from 11.59pm on Monday 8 June the protocols relating to construction operations have been updated. Although some of the protocols that were in operation under Levels 3 and 2 have been More »
One of the measures included in the government’s budget announcement on Thursday, was an extension of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers from 10 June 2020. This scheme is targeted at employers, including sole traders, More »

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