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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 Construction Contracts Act 2002 ( Act ) governs all construction contracts that relate to the carrying out of construction work in New Zealand, whether the contract is in writing, verbal, or a mixture of both, and whether it is for commercial or residential construction. Terms of payment The More »
This recent earthquake judgment considers three important issues: what are the implications of a policy including the requirement to use construction methods commonly used at the time of the loss or damage; whether exemplary damages could be claimed; and is there an implied duty of good faith in More »
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the Act ) was enacted with three specified purposes: to facilitate regular and timely payments between the parties to a construction contract; to provide for the speedy resolution of disputes arising under a construction contract; and to provide remedies for the More »
Following the Law Commission's report in 2013 recommending that New Zealand's trust legislation be updated, the Ministry of Justice has released an exposure draft of a new Trusts Bill. The new legislation aims to restate the existing law, while providing clarity and updating the language. More »
The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority ( Authority ) has recently issued its decision in Elliott v Black Cat Hotels Limited [2016] NZARLA PH 381-382. The Authority elected to suspend rather than cancel an on-licence and associated manager’s certificate under the “three strikes More »
Business interruption The most relevant types of insurance for affected businesses will be material damage cover (which applies to physical damage to property) and business interruption cover (which applies to financial loss consequent on physical damage to property). Business interruption More »
This resource has been collated from the Institute of Directors panel event on succession planning, hosted by Duncan Cotterill. Our panellists have provided guidance for directors assisting owners, managers and shareholders with succession planning in small and medium size businesses. Why is More »
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 ( HSW Act ) provides a range of options for WorkSafe when they are investigating a contravention of the HSW Act. One of those options is for the duty holder to give an enforceable undertaking. An enforceable undertaking is a legally binding agreement between More »
WorkSafe has issued a strategic plan for work-related health , outlining their plan for a New Zealand where, ultimately, fewer people experience work-related ill-health. Each year an estimated 600 to 900 people die of work-related diseases. This equates to around 15 people per week. Although people More »
An Australian carpenter, Wayne Allan Dennert, has been convicted of bullying his teenage apprentice, after charges were brought by Worksafe Victoria under their health and safety legislation. The bullying of the apprentice was particularly egregious, including: a live mouse being put down the back More »
A recent health and safety prosecution in New South Wales has resulted in a total penalty of over half a million dollars. The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 ( HSW Act ) means that this sort of penalty could be on the way in New Zealand. The case in Australia involved the prosecution of both More »

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