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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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The Court of Appeal of England and Wales, in Euro Pools Plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2019] EWCA Civ 808, has recently considered the question of how much information must be provided to validly notify an insurance claim. Background Euro Pools installed swimming pools across the More »
Employment Court rules that required overtime amounts to an “availability provision” Since their introduction in 2016, there has been uncertainty about the how broadly the rules around “availability provisions” would be applied. This uncertainty has now been ruled on by a More »
Ten years after the Law Commission commenced its comprehensive review of trust law, the new legislation is almost here. Parliament has just completed the second reading of the Trusts Bill, and has recommended that it be passed. It is estimated that there are between 300,000 and 500,000 trusts in More »
This is a friendly reminder that today, 6 May 2019, significant changes to the Employment Relations Act have come into force. Details of these changes are summarised here . It is important that employers are complying with these changes. We recommend employers check their current practices, More »
Following on from last year’s initial consultation considering an update to insurance contract law, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an Options Paper, setting out options that it is considering for three key areas: disclosure of information to insurers; More »
There are significant legislation changes to the Employment Relations Act coming into force on 6 May 2019. These changes will impact all workplaces and employers should be taking active steps to prepare for the change. Key changes include: Rest and meal breaks will return to a prescriptive approach More »
Submissions on the Department of Internal Affairs’ Modernising the Charities Act 2005 Discussion Document ( Discussion Document ) close on 31 May 2019. One of the four main risks for established charities identified in our article last month is the spotlight on the commercial activities of More »
When the High Court released its decision in Stumpmaster v WorkSafe [1] last year, it not only set new guideline bands for fines, but also commented on the level of discounts given for mitigating factors. This article considers the effect this comment has had on recent fines. We also review the More »
2019 is seeing major changes being proposed by the Government that will affect the six most commonly utilised work visa categories. This will place obligations on all employers wishing to recruit foreign workers to become accredited under one of three new categories. There will also be four new More »
Almost a year ago, the Government introduced a new Bill to Parliament to replace the existing Privacy Act with one more suited to our digital world. Having considered submissions on the Bill, the Justice Select Committee has now released its report, recommending that the Bill be passed. Information More »
Spark Arena in Auckland. The ASB Sports Centre and The Supreme Court building in Wellington. These are landmark buildings that were constructed by Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited, which was for a time the third largest commercial construction company in New Zealand. But in a shock to the More »
A recent UK case highlights the need for healthcare providers to ensure they have regard to advance directives made by their patients. It raises the question - what might happen if the same situation occurred in New Zealand? Background Brenda Grant suffered a catastrophic stroke in October 2012 More »

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