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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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Earlier this month, the Christchurch High Court released two decisions resolving the five remaining appeals against the decision of Canterbury Regional Council ( ECan ) on Plan Change 5 ( PC5 ) to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan ( LWRP ). Four appeals lodged by Barrhill Chertsey More »
On Wednesday last week (22 August 2018), the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 ( Amendment Act ) became law. The new laws will come into force on or before 22 October 2018. As well as bringing “residential land” within the Overseas Investment Act, the Amendment Bill brings in More »
The Insolvency Practitioners Bill was first introduced to Parliament in April 2010. The original aim of the Bill was to establish a “negative licensing system” for insolvency practitioners, with the Registrar of Companies having the power to ban people from acting as a liquidator or More »
The High Court has released its decision on the appeals of sentencing in the District Court for health and safety prosecutions. This decision, Stumpmaster Ltd v WorkSafe New Zealand; The Tasman Tanning Company Ltd v WorkSafe New Zealand; Niagara Sawmilling Company Ltd v WorkSafe New Zealand [2018] More »
Glyphosate-based products, including Roundup, have been the subject of intense scrutiny recently, both in the United States and the European Union. Media, pressure groups and regulatory bodies have all been engaged in a sometimes heated discussion around how the herbicide is regulated, amid calls More »
When Stadium Southland’s roof collapsed following heavy snowfall in 2010, the finger was pointed squarely at the Invercargill City Council (Council). How could such an event occur under the watchful eye of local council, given the regulatory functions they are required to perform under the More »
The Ministry for the Environment has recently introduced the Draft National Planning Standards, which are open for comment until Friday 17 August 2018. This article outlines the general purpose of the Standards, and some issues we have identified which may undermine considerable concessions which More »
The results of the Environment Canterbury monitoring programme at Yaldhurst have been released, in a report made available on Friday 22 June. The report focussed on dust which could have adverse health effects, in particular respirable crystalline silica dust ( RCS ). The report concluded that More »
The development of Alternative Environmental Justice (AEJ) has been driven by Environment Canterbury’s Monitoring and Compliance Section. Largely to fill a gap in the toolbox where the offence requires a stronger response than an infringement notice but perhaps falls short of the threshold More »
Currently, in New Zealand’s overseas investment regime, the only constant is change. The Select Committee’s report on the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill ( Amendment Bill ) was released yesterday, providing more detail on what the new residential land changes might look like. The More »
With the change in Government, comes the customary change to employment laws. Below is a summary of the changes most relevant to the retail sector. 90 day trial period restricted to businesses with less than 20 employees The statutory 90 day trial period will become a thing of the past for More »
While the introduction of tighter rules around availability provisions and zero hours contracts is not new, the first decision to consider this issue has provided some interesting guidance around how availability can be approached. An “availability provision” is a clause in an More »
Many retailers require employees to be present before their store opens for a quick overview of the day ahead and some are often required to stay after hours at the end of the day for cashing up, or while the last customers make their way out of the store. Employees are often not paid for the extra More »

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