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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Trial and probationary periods look very similar and are used for similar reasons but they are fundamentally different. The main differences are set out here. Probationary periods Section 67 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (the Act) provides that a probationary period must be specified in More »
The Family Protection Act 1955 (FPA) becomes relevant under either a will or intestacy (where a deceased dies without a will in place) in circumstances where a claimant does not consider that they have been appropriately provided for under the deceased’s estate. Proper maintenance and support More »
Property sharing agreements are becoming more prevalent as individuals seek certainty of outcomes, where unforeseen circumstances intervene after property purchases. The form of property ownership known as ‘tenancy in common’ is becoming more popular due to this. This form of ownership More »
Loans to beneficiaries are often made without proper consideration as to whether the powers being exercised will affect the preservation of trust assets or how these will affect any benefits to beneficiaries. Recording a payment to a beneficiary as a loan does not conclusively make it so, and such More »
The Government is taking action in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission to increase uptake of low emission vehicles by introducing a range of measures that will help meet New Zealand’s 2050 carbon neutral target. The Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill 2021 is one More »
On Friday 3 December the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, or “traffic light system”, was implemented. The new system brings about a new set of regulations for businesses to get their heads around. We provide some key points about the COVID-19 Protection Framework below. Different More »
Today marks day one of the new COVID Protection Framework, also known as the Traffic Light System. After nearly two years of the alert level regime, there is a lot for businesses to get their heads around. However, key changes for employers to consider are the new vaccine mandates, and the impact More »
There have been a number of law changes and events over recent years that have impacted on the building industry, including but not limited to, building supply shortages, COVID-19, subcontractor contract issues, the evolution of prefabricated building products and the recent introduction of More »
The Select Committee has now reported back on the Incorporated Societies Bill ( Bill ). This long-awaited Bill will replace the outdated Incorporated Societies Act 1908 to establish a modern framework of basic legal, governance, and accountability obligations for incorporated societies and those More »
Confused about the rules that apply to businesses in the different alert levels? There certainly are a range of different rules that apply different requirements. This article summarises them, and also the rules for cross-border travel for business purposes. The rules are set out in the COVID-19 More »
In this 48 minute webinar, immigration partner Nicola Tiffen and senior solicitor Reve Anstis cover: The newly announced ‘2021 Resident Visa’ and what this means for visa holders, their employers and their families; The process involved to secure a Critical Purpose Visa as the Partner More »
The Employment Relations Authority ( Authority ) in GF v New Zealand Customs Service has provided some guidance on whether an employer can require staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the case became the first piece of litigation to substantively address the issue. Our article on this case More »

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