Publications

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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In the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) brought a test case on behalf of insurance policy holders against a group of six insurers to obtain clarity as to the operation of business interruption insurance for claims arising out of the COVID-19 lockdown. The circumstances of 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 Government has announced that certain individuals who currently hold a visitor visa which is due to expire between 4 September 2020 and 31 October 2020 (and are in New Zealand), will shortly be receiving a 5-month extension to their visas. Earlier in April, the Government extended temporary More »
It has been six months since New Zealand entered Alert Level 4 lockdown and New Zealand businesses continue to grapple with the stress and financial uncertainty wrought by COVID-19. The recent resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand and changes to COVID Alert Levels has compounded the uncertainty More »
Click here to view our NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2020 sponsor video presented by Wellington technology partner Scott Moran . Our specialist technology team advises a range of private and public sector organisations who purchase IT services and manage IT projects which are large scale and complex. We also More »
The COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy (RWS) is a new Wage Subsidy category for businesses who are financially impacted by the resurgence of COVID-19 and changes to COVID Alert Levels. Applications for the RWS are open from 1pm on 21 August until 3 September 2020. The RWS is available nationally and More »
There are currently 78 active cases of COVID-19, 58 of which are from community transmission. 56 are connected to the Auckland cluster (with the other 2 presumed to be). Due to the impacts of COVID-19 New Zealand’s new election date is 17 October 2020. Alert levels The Auckland region is in More »
A number of cases concerning COVID-19 employment issues have begun to move their way though the Employment Relations Authority. Recent determinations have explored redundancies, paying employees at “80%”, the minimum wage and issues surrounding pay during the lockdown. Our employment More »
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill passed under urgency on 5 August 2020. It will now be sent for Royal Assent to become law. The Bill makes significant changes which landlords of residential properties will need to be aware of. These changes are due to come into force six months after the More »
On 19 September 2020, New Zealanders will head to the polls. They will be casting their votes at the ballot not just in the General Election but also on two highly charged political and social issues: cannabis and euthanasia law reform. In the lead up to the General Election, the landscape has More »
After a lengthy parliamentary process, the Privacy Bill received Royal Assent on 30 June 2020 to become the Privacy Act 2020 ( the Act ). This completes the long-anticipated overhaul of New Zealand’s privacy law. The Act repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993 to more closely align the law More »
The Government has released a report, New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand , which recommends the repeal of the Resource Management Act 1991 ( RMA ) and its replacement with two new pieces of legislation: the Natural and Built Environments Act and the Strategic Planning Act. The More »
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 »

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