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The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee was due to provide its report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill this week. In the wake of reports that the legislation will be watered down, the release of the report has now been delayed until 24 July. Prime Minister John Key said that the More »
On Sunday 24 May 2015, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment released a “Guide to Tolerance, Materials and Workmanship in New Residential Construction” (Guide). A copy can be accessed here . Both contractors and their clients should take particular note of this Guide. It More »
Limited Partnerships in New Zealand New Zealand’s relatively new limited partnership regime aims to provide a convenient, flexible and internationally recognised structure encompassing some of the best features of both companies and partnerships. Therefore, it may offer a viable alternative More »
Two weeks ago, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee, announced that a Red Zone Recovery Plan would be developed by the chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). The Recovery Plan will be the new mechanism for offers to buy vacant, uninsured and More »
The general position in company law is that a company is its own legal entity, separate from its shareholders. This principle allows a company to run its affairs without the risk of its shareholders or related companies being responsible for the liabilities incurred by the company, and is a major More »
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ( MBIE ) has released updated technical guidance for repairs and rebuilds relating to the Canterbury earthquakes. There are now more ground improvement and foundation options for repairing and rebuilding structures on some TC3 land. This is the More »
The Court of Appeal has rejected the controversial “peak indebtedness” approach to calculating voidable transactions in a liquidation [1] . The decision, released on Friday last week, concerned the correct method of calculating a voidable preference where the company had a “ More »
Owners of properties in Christchurch’s red zones, who have either not received a Crown Offer to purchase their land, or who did not accept the offer that they received, have now learnt the new process that will be followed for Crown Offers to be made to them. The Canterbury Earthquake More »
After prolonged political wrangling, reforms to judicial review in the UK were enacted mid-February. The changes are claimed by the British Government to be aimed at reducing the burden of vexatious judicial review applications on the public service. Judicial review involves the court reviewing the More »
A wide range of approaches to review and appeal rights of regulatory decisions exists internationally, an Australian research paper on regulation has found. The paper’s findings are worth considering after the lengthy and intensive High Court decision on merits review of input methodologies More »
Two recent Court decisions on earthquake recovery matters also deal with important public law issues on the third source of government power and the use of declaratory judgements. Third source of power not a constitutional blank cheque The Supreme Court has limited the scope of the Government More »
Construction Contracts Amendment Bill Bill proposes amendments to the Construction Contracts Act 2002, which sets out default process payment arrangements and a dispute resolution process. Amendments include changes to the enforcement process, hindering the scope of contracts covered by the Act and More »
In response to a number of minimum entitlement complaints and cases involving serious breaches of workers' minimum entitlements, the Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse, has announced new penalties for employers who breach employment standards. The Minister said the More »
A recent case in the Employment Relations Authority Parikshit v James Richardson (NZ) Limited looked at the issue of whether an employee had been provided a reasonable opportunity to obtain independent advice before signing his employment agreement and the impact on the validity of the trial period More »

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