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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 client’s needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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Earlier this month, Parliament passed the Education (Update) Amendment Bill, resulting in the biggest reform of the education system in nearly thirty years. Some of the key changes are outlined below. Cohort entry Schools will be allowed to choose to implement a system where new entrants will begin More »
For many reasons, employees are increasingly seeking flexibility in their working arrangements not only in respect of their hours and days of work, but also in the ability to perform their work remotely. Improvements in technology mean that working from home is more manageable than ever before. More »
WannaCry is the computer malware "worm" that has been infecting computer business systems around the world in the last few days. It reportedly attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows operating systems and locks users out of their own computer systems, demanding a ransom of about $300 More »
On Friday 31 March 2017 an important amendment to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 ( CCA ) comes into force. This amendment introduces a new retention scheme, designed to safeguard retention money in the event of insolvency of the holding party. The scheme will apply to a commercial construction More »
In the age of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the idea that all possible information might not be immediately made available to the world at large seems quaint. Indeed, the first instinct of many people on reading that a court has suppressed an accused’s name, or some information about the More »
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 ( Act ) establishes a complete process for the speedy adjudication of a dispute between the parties to the construction contract. Initiating adjudication proceedings This process can be instigated by either party, and is an alternative to using the court system, More »
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 ( Act ) governs all construction contracts that relate to the carrying out of construction work in New Zealand, whether the contract is in writing, verbal, or a mixture of both, and whether it is for commercial or residential construction. Terms of payment The More »
This recent earthquake judgment considers three important issues: what are the implications of a policy including the requirement to use construction methods commonly used at the time of the loss or damage; whether exemplary damages could be claimed; and is there an implied duty of good faith in More »
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the Act ) was enacted with three specified purposes: to facilitate regular and timely payments between the parties to a construction contract; to provide for the speedy resolution of disputes arising under a construction contract; and to provide remedies for the More »
Following the Law Commission's report in 2013 recommending that New Zealand's trust legislation be updated, the Ministry of Justice has released an exposure draft of a new Trusts Bill. The new legislation aims to restate the existing law, while providing clarity and updating the language. More »

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