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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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Nowadays sports headlines outing athletes for doping are no longer a rarity. The use of banned substances in sport is a well-publicised issue and one that has plagued elite sports since the Ancient Greeks tried all manner of herbs, hallucinogens and opiates to gain an edge over their competitors [1 More »
Late last week the Government introduced the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill into Parliament, the main focus of which is to bring “residential land” within the ambit of the Overseas Investment Act 2005, in accordance with previous Government announcements. The Bill is expected to be More »
As holiday season officially begins and with many businesses due to close down over the Christmas period, it is important for employers to ensure that they are meeting their obligations under the Holidays Act 2003. This is particularly important for businesses with employees who work fluctuating or More »
With the new Labour led coalition officially sworn into government, there are likely to be a number of changes to the current employment law landscape. The first major change under the new government has already been implemented. A bill proposing to extend paid parental leave to 18 weeks from 1 More »
The Trusts bill had its first reading in Parliament yesterday and will now progress to Select Committee. Our expectation is the Select Committee process will take around 6 months to complete so the bill may be passed in the third quarter of 2018. The bill seeks to clarify and modernise the law in a More »
Should the rural zone be predominantly a working environment or is there room to accommodate a growing number of residential lifestylers? Farming is accepted by most as an appropriate use of rural land but other rural activities like gravel and sand extraction are facing considerable opposition More »
In accordance with its 100 day plan, the Government has today released details of the Terms of Reference for its Tax Working Group to be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. The Working Group has a broad mandate to look at New Zealand’s tax system. However, in addition particular issues have been More »
We are now over one year on from the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act ). The Act has significantly reformed New Zealand’s health and safety regime. The regime is of significance to the insurance market given the prevalence of insurance cover, commonly bought as More »
A recent High Court decision has sided with defendants when it comes to inadequately drafted pleadings, particularly in the space of defective building/construction claims. Body Corporate 199883 & Ors v Auckland Council [2017] NZHC 2042 is a strike out application by Auckland Council ( Council More »
New Zealand heads to the polls on 23 September. For the last two months the landscape has been littered with election hoardings: Bill, Jacinda and Winston’s smiling faces have been everywhere on hoardings varying in shape, size, colour and, of course, political message. Many hoardings are More »
On Friday, 1 September 2017, a number of amendments to the High Court Rules and District Court Rules come into effect. The amendments will be of interest to all civil litigation lawyers and parties involved in such disputes before the Courts. Without notice applications The Rules dealing with More »
The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (CCLA) comes into force on 1 September 2017, and brings with it an increasing shift towards user-friendly and modernised legislation. What is the CCLA? The CCLA repeals and combines the following commercial statutes into one Act: Carriage of Goods Act 1979; More »
The first sentence under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2016 ( HSW Act ) has just been handed down, in WorkSafe New Zealand v Budget Plastics (New Zealand) Ltd [2017] NZDC 17395. Most people interested in health and safety have been long awaiting the first decision, to see what effect the More »
The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (CCLA) comes into force on 1 September 2017, and brings with it an increasing shift towards user-friendly and modernised legislation. What is the CCLA? The CCLA repeals and combines the following commercial statutes into one act: Carriage of Goods Act 1979; More »

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