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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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Housing Minister, Hon Dr Megan Woods, has announced an end-to-end review of the building consent system. The aim of this review is to modernise the building consent system to respond to increasing demand and to reflect changes in the building and construction sector since the system was established More »
There have been almost no resident visa options for migrants, since the suspension of the Skilled Migrant Category, which was over two years ago, in March 2020. The only real exception has been the 2021 Resident Visa, which has now closed and excluded a lot of potential applicants. However, on 27 More »
Key points: The healthcare sector remains an attractive investment option in challenging economic times. Healthcare providers are increasingly looking at M&A opportunities in light of the competitive landscape, funding and cost pressures and vendor retirements. The digitisation of the patient More »
As the concept of “work” as we know it has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also significant legislative changes on the horizon in New Zealand. In this one hour 9 minute video, Duncan Cotterill employment Senior Associates Helen Pryde and Jeremy Ansell provide an update More »
With so much sickness in the community right now, it is no wonder employers and employees alike are becoming concerned about sick leave entitlements and exactly how far they will stretch. With this in mind and to help people understand how sick leave works, we have responded to some of the key More »
New legislation which is set to bring fair treatment of consumers who are purchasing financial products and services passed its final reading. The law introduces a requirement for certain financial institutions such as banks, insurers, and non-bank deposit takers to gain a licence from the More »
The Government has responded to the Law Commission’s proposed changes for both relationship property and succession law, saying its work to update the laws will take years. Under the Law Commission’s relationship property recommendations, it has called for a replacement to the Property More »
On Wednesday, the Minister of Economic and Regional Development and the Immigration Minister announced a complete overhaul of New Zealand investor visa regime. Current regime The current investor regime provides for two levels of visa. The first is for individuals investing at least NZ$3 million. More »
When does the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (2022 Act) come into force? The 2022 Act received royal assent on 5 April 2022 and came into force on 6 April 2022. However, some regulations under the Act need to be developed before societies can reregister under the new regime. It is anticipated that More »
Farms are significant assets, so when it comes to buying or selling a farm extra care should be taken to ensure that you get the best value for money. This article sets out some of the key considerations for buyers and sellers of farming operations. Whether you are looking at a small or large-scale More »
As the business environment becomes increasingly regulated, professionals face a higher risk of civil proceedings and complaints to disciplinary bodies. These processes are expensive, time-consuming and stressful. There are three important steps every professional should take to mitigate risk and More »
Prepared by Jonathan Scragg 1 , June 2022 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand, and globally, for more than two years. The pandemic has touched everyone, directly for those who have been infected by the disease, and indirectly, forcing changes upon More »
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently caused a stir when he reportedly told employees to report to their assigned offices for at least 40 hours per week, saying in an internal memo “ if you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned ”. Last year prolonged lockdowns and the incursion More »

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