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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 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 »
A recent case¹ has again highlighted the importance of clear drafting in relation to lease provisions and the danger of not documenting these correctly, relying on standard forms or covenants implied by statute. One of the common areas for disputes between landlords and tenants both during the More »
With the arrival of snow in the South Island this morning, questions are already being asked about what employer’s obligations are when snow days occur. A key question on the minds of both employers and employees is whether employees can be forced to use annual leave if they do not come into More »
A new standard - NZS 8510:2017 - brings some clarity to testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties. Methamphetamine; meth; "P"; "ice". Whatever you call it, meth is having a significant impact on New Zealand communities. It does not discriminate More »
The new national framework for managing earthquake prone buildings ( EPBs ) is effective from 1 July 2017. This brings with it a national register, new forms of EPB notice that must be displayed prominently on all EBPs and set timeframes for assessment and strengthening. The Building (Earthquake More »
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 »

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