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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 Government has announced new financial support measures for businesses affected by Omicron. New targeted COVID Support Payment Top up loan available under the Small Business Cashflow Loans Scheme Flexibility on tax payment dates and terms extended by Inland Revenue New COVID Support Payment More »
On Friday 3 December the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, or “traffic light system”, was implemented. The new system brings about a new set of regulations for businesses to get their heads around. We provide some key points about the COVID-19 Protection Framework below. Different More »
Today marks day one of the new COVID Protection Framework, also known as the Traffic Light System. After nearly two years of the alert level regime, there is a lot for businesses to get their heads around. However, key changes for employers to consider are the new vaccine mandates, and the impact More »
Confused about the rules that apply to businesses in the different alert levels? There certainly are a range of different rules that apply different requirements. This article summarises them, and also the rules for cross-border travel for business purposes. The rules are set out in the COVID-19 More »
The country entered alert level 4 at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 17 August for the first time since March 2020. As of Wednesday 8 September, Auckland remains at alert level 4 while the rest of the country has stepped down to alert level 2. Despite three weeks of lockdown, several questions remain as to More »
From November 2021, people who are eligible will have the option to request assisted dying. If you or your family member are contemplating this step, or you are a medical professional who may need to give advice, or you are a lawyer with clients who want to plan for the future, there are a range of More »
The country entered Alert Level 4 at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 17 August for the first time since the initial Alert Level 4 order of March 2020. Once again, the question of what businesses and services are considered essential has arisen. The Minister for COVID-19 Response has the power to make a COVID- More »
As the number of new COVID-19 cases remains low, details have been released about what COVID-19 Alert Level Two will allow. A decision on whether or when New Zealand will move out of Alert Level Three will be made on Monday, 11 May. The main message is that Alert Level Two should be a “safer More »
Details have been released about what COVID-19 Alert Level Three will mean, allowing businesses to make plans before the change in level is announced. The main message is that movement is still significantly restricted; New Zealanders are being asked to still stay mainly at home in their bubble, More »
Please note this article and subsequent list of essential services has been superseded by the new order, released 17 August 2021. Click here to find out more. With the country now under Level 4 of the COVID-19 pandemic levels at 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March, the question of what is now an More »
Primary industries and some suppliers to them have been deemed an essential service, however they will need to follow strict rules to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is requiring assurances from industries and businesses which intend to continue to operate More »
The Government and Commerce Commission yesterday both issued statements to recognise the greater need for commercial cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The underlying concern is to allay fears that strict competition rules might get in the way of legitimate and common-sense collaboration in More »

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