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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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Click here to view partner Hamish Walker, senior associate Kate Mitchell and senior associate Alysha Hinton discuss the new Trusts Act, which comes into force on 30 January 2021. They will address whether you still need a trust, what your obligations are, beneficiary information and next steps. For More »
The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019 is now in force and inserts a number of new provisions into the Employment Relations Act 2000. The main change is that both employees and employers in triangular employment relationships will have the ability to add a ‘ 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 More »
The New Zealand government has recently further clarified the exemption to the border closure for 'other critical workers', along with easing restrictions for partners or dependent children of New Zealand citizens or residents who are currently based offshore. Individuals will no longer be More »
Whilst it is difficult to predict with any certainty the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the construction industry in New Zealand there are some inevitable consequences and concerns already being identified within the industry. The clause references in this article are to the More »
Following the Government announcement that New Zealand has moved to Level 1 of the COVID-19 lockdown response from 11.59pm on Monday 8 June the protocols relating to construction operations have been updated. Although some of the protocols that were in operation under Levels 3 and 2 have been More »
One of the measures included in the government’s budget announcement on Thursday, was an extension of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers from 10 June 2020. This scheme is targeted at employers, including sole traders, 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 »
Background A law change in 2010 by introduction of the Employment Relations (Film Production Work) Amendment Act 2020 (Hobbit law), meant that all screen production workers became independent contractors, unless otherwise provided in their written employment agreement. The key aspect of this law More »
The Government has today announced a new loan scheme to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme will provide assistance of up to $100,000 to firms employing 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. It will also be open to sole-traders and the self- More »
The flow on economic effects of COVID-19 have now well and truly been felt throughout several key sectors in New Zealand. Arguably none more so than tourism and hospitality, who rely heavily on the steady stream of migrant labour in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand's (INZ) recent More »
Dealing with creditors generally Talk to your creditors early: You need to show your creditors that their best outcome is to work with you. Make sure that you have a detailed understanding of your own business including: Your accounts through to 31 December 2019 When you expect to start trading and More »

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