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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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Cyber security breaches are now so prevalent, they almost seem an everyday occurrence. Those security breaches that place personal information in jeopardy tend to be particularly newsworthy, because the harm becomes particularly human (privacy is, after all, a human right). The new Privacy Act 2020 More »
End of year checklist for employers With the end of the year approaching, businesses are looking at wrapping up before the Christmas break. We have put together a checklist of things for employers to keep in mind. 1. Payment during closedown periods The recent employment court decision of Labour More »
Class action process considered by the Supreme Court as legislation remains out-of-sight The Supreme Court has used the appeal in Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited v Ross [2020] NZSC 126 to fill the void of legislation dealing with representative claims (commonly known as class actions More »
On 1 December 2020 the Privacy Act 2020 (the Act ) comes into force. For the first time in New Zealand, businesses and organisations who are found to be non-compliant with their obligations around collecting, storing, using and disclosing personal information risk committing an offence and a fine More »
Staff who are not performing within your organisation have a detrimental effect on the business, impacting on productivity and staff morale while taking up a significant amount of management time and effort. On the other hand, managing performance issues effectively and exiting underperforming More »
As part of the build up to the Privacy Act 2020 coming in to force on 1 December, the Privacy Commissioner has launched an online tool to help assess whether a privacy breach is notifiable. One of the key elements of the Privacy Act 2020 is the need for organisations to notify the Commissioner and More »
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many businesses, some of which must now contemplate cost cutting measures in order to keep their business afloat. So, what do employers need to think about if they propose a restructure? Has COVID-19 changed the rules? The short answer is no. COVID-19 in itself is not More »
This article is an update on our March article dealing with the COVID-19 related requirements for businesses. A lot has changed in that time, but some of the basics remain. In this update we deal with the current COVID-19 requirements for businesses, those for employees, and the specific More »
Offshore resident visa holders Changes have been made to enable New Zealand residents who are currently stuck offshore to maintain their residency while border restrictions remain. This means New Zealand residents who need to travel to New Zealand to activate their visa or those with visas whose More »
The Supreme Court has issued a new decision, Madsen-Ries and Levin as Liquidators of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper [2020] NZSC 100, reviewing the law relating to breaches of directors’ duties. The decision sets out important guidance for company directors and their advisors More »
With the upcoming election, the vast majority of the focus has been upon the policies being put by the two major parties and how they stack up against each other. However, New Zealand is a Mixed Member Proportionate system and so whether the New Zealand National Party (National) or New Zealand More »
In the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) brought a test case on behalf of insurance policy holders against a group of six insurers to obtain clarity as to the operation of business interruption insurance for claims arising out of the COVID-19 lockdown. The circumstances of the 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 any More »
The Government has announced that certain individuals who currently hold a visitor visa which is due to expire between 4 September 2020 and 31 October 2020 (and are in New Zealand), will shortly be receiving a 5-month extension to their visas. Earlier in April, the Government extended temporary More »
It has been six months since New Zealand entered Alert Level 4 lockdown and New Zealand businesses continue to grapple with the stress and financial uncertainty wrought by COVID-19. The recent resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand and changes to COVID Alert Levels has compounded the uncertainty More »

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