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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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2019 is seeing major changes being proposed by the Government that will affect the six most commonly utilised work visa categories. This will place obligations on all employers wishing to recruit foreign workers to become accredited under one of three new categories. There will also be four new More »
Almost a year ago, the Government introduced a new Bill to Parliament to replace the existing Privacy Act with one more suited to our digital world. Having considered submissions on the Bill, the Justice Select Committee has now released its report, recommending that the Bill be passed. Information More »
Spark Arena in Auckland. The ASB Sports Centre and The Supreme Court building in Wellington. These are landmark buildings that were constructed by Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited, which was for a time the third largest commercial construction company in New Zealand. But in a shock to the More »
A recent UK case highlights the need for healthcare providers to ensure they have regard to advance directives made by their patients. It raises the question - what might happen if the same situation occurred in New Zealand? Background Brenda Grant suffered a catastrophic stroke in October 2012 More »
When Kodak famously outsourced its entire IT function to IBM it marked both the dawn of IT outsourcing as a business strategy and, arguably, the beginning of Kodak’s end. Since then, the breadth and prevalence of IT outsourcing has grown. It is common now to have third parties providing IT More »
Looking ahead, there are a number of proposed changes to legislation, which will progress in 2019. The Select Committee has this week released its report on the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill. This Bill proposes to provide increased statutory support and legal rights More »
2018 has been a busy year of legislative change. After almost a year long process, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill ( Bill ) has now passed into law. Looking ahead, this will create significant change for 2019 and we will be discussing this in our client seminars in the New Year. The Bill More »
The era of international GDPR enforcement arrives It’s been just over six months since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the European Union. One of the key features of the GDPR is its extra-territorial application, set out in Article 3. The world has been More »
Recap: Forestry planted after 1 January 1990 on land that was previously not in forest is eligible to be registered as post-1989 forest and to receive carbon credits (New Zealand Units or NZUs) for each year of growth and the carbon stored. It potentially offers a financial incentive to More »
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released a discussion document in November 2018 on the review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 ( DIRA ). DIRA regulates Fonterra’s role in the New Zealand dairy industry. It provides for the ability of farmers to enter and exit supply More »
In May 2018 the government announced its plan to work to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis ( M. bovis ) over the next ten years. The spring bulk milk surveillance programme is a critical part of that eradication programme, allowing the Ministry for Primary Industries ( MPI ) to identify any areas where More »

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