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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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The Trusts Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament and is shortly to receive royal assent, the final stage of a comprehensive overhaul of New Zealand’s trust law that began more than ten years ago. The Trusts Act will replace the Trustee Act 1956 with the purpose of making the law More »
The Ministry for the Environment released a discussion document on 16 July 2019, with policies building on the Interim Climate Change Committee’s ( ICCC ) recommendations for agricultural emissions (see here ). The Government’s preferred approach is that emissions are priced through the More »
The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill (Triangular Employment Bill) received Royal Assent on 27 June 2019, to be enacted in law in 12 months’ time, or earlier if another date is appointed by the Governor-General. The Bill was passed with the support of Labour, New More »
The Government’s pay equity bill - the Equal Pay Amendment Bill ( Bill ), passed the Select Committee stage on 13 May 2019, and is awaiting its Second Reading in Parliament. The Bill seeks to improve the process for raising and progressing pay equity claims and to eliminate and prevent More »
When purchasing a property, obtaining a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) report from the relevant council is strongly recommended. A LIM report provides all the documents that a council has on records for a property. Each LIM report contains different information, as some properties may be new More »
If you buy a property at a mortgagee sale, be aware that you are entering a contract that is quite different in its nature to an agreement entered into in other circumstances. The agreement is likely to be weighed heavily in the mortgagee’s favour because mortgagee sales involve factors More »
There are a number of circumstances under which you should consider forming a trust. Some of the common purposes of a trust, and the structures utilised, will be discussed in this article. A trust is managed by trustees who are appointed by the creator of the trust (called the settlor(s)). Trustees More »
Having enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) and a will in place is important for every adult whatever their age. A will is a legal document that lets you decide how you want your property, care for your dependants (partner, children etc.) and your body to be dealt with after you die. EPAs allow you More »
The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 requires landlords to provide and maintain rental properties in a reasonable state of repair for the tenants. When deciding what is a ‘reasonable state of repair’ one must consider the age and character of the property and how long it’s likely to More »
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales, in Euro Pools Plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2019] EWCA Civ 808, has recently considered the question of how much information must be provided to validly notify an insurance claim. Background Euro Pools installed swimming pools across the More »
Employment Court rules that required overtime amounts to an “availability provision” Since their introduction in 2016, there has been uncertainty about the how broadly the rules around “availability provisions” would be applied. This uncertainty has now been ruled on by a More »

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