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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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Yesterday, the Government announced a range of measures designed to address supply and demand in the housing market, including a number of tax changes. In a significant departure from previous practice some of these tax changes were announced as having almost immediate effect, including: The More »
Duncan Cotterill is a member of TerraLex, one of the largest legal networks in the world, providing access to more than 19,000 legal professionals world-wide. Our role in this global network means we can provide our international clients with easy access to specialised local expertise in almost any More »
The long-awaited Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced to Parliament on Wednesday 17 March and is about to have its first reading. This Bill has been highly anticipated by our community of not-for-profit and community organisations. This Bill will replace the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, More »
The Government has confirmed its intention to repeal the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and replace it with three new pieces of legislation. The Minister for the Environment, David Parker explains that the changes are set to “improve the natural environment, enable more development within More »
The current primary legislation for holidays and leave is the Holidays Act 2003. However, not only is this Act considered to be outdated, it has also long been criticised for its complexity. In 2018, the Government appointed a taskforce to review the legislation and recommend changes, and the More »
The Trusts Act 2019 (the Act ) came into force on 30 January 2021, being the first major trust law reform in New Zealand in 70 years. The Act, which is aimed at making trust law more accessible, increases the obligations of trustees and strengthens the ability of beneficiaries to hold trustees to More »
Recognising the critical role that our border workforce play in keeping us safe, you will have seen that the government has announced that the Ministry of Health will be rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to border workers and their families from this weekend. The question that some (border workforce More »
Later this year, legislation is expected to pass that will increase an employee’s paid sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10. The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill aims to ensure that employees have better access to sick leave when they (or their dependants) are sick or More »
We are all acutely aware of the current housing shortage in New Zealand and particularly the need for good quality affordable homes. The recent uptake in use of prefabricated building products in residential construction is a good solution to not only ease the housing shortage but also drastically More »
Reports this week have shown that the COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to have an impact on the construction industry. When the national lockdown was imposed last year we, and others, commented that one of the effects of that, along with the imposition of border restrictions and the global More »
Although we may be safely out of the chaos that was 2020, the New Year has brought with it five Mondayised holidays to keep employers on their toes when calculating holiday pay. Employers will be aware that when a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday may be pushed to a weekday More »
Over the last twenty years in particular, New Zealand’s population and working age labour force has been buffeted by a steady net gain in immigrant arrivals. In March 2020, with the closing of our borders, the tap that allows New Zealand’s steady flow of immigration was all but turned More »
With the Government’s announcement to extend paid sick leave, what other employment reforms are in the pipeline, and what should you be doing now to prepare? Between 2017 and 2020, the Government made a series of changes to workplace-related legislation. In the 2020 election campaign, Labour More »
Redundancy can be defined as a situation where an employee loses their job because their position is no longer needed or required by the employer. As in all employment matters, the employer must act in good faith and follow a fair process during the redundancy process before making any decisions. More »

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