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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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New Zealand is a trading nation. The New Zealand economy, and our daily lives, are dependent on exports and imports from all around the world. When a dispute arises in relation to an international contract, unique legal issues that are not encountered domestically become relevant. Effectively More »
As many of you are now well aware, there has been a novel strand of the Coronavirus identified in humans for the first time. The new strand, known as (2019-nCoV) ( the Coronavirus ) was first reported in Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019, but has rapidly spread throughout the world, causing the More »
On 26 January 2020 the Government released the three year Construction Sector Transformation Plan (Plan) which aims to ease the delivery of the workforce and productivity gains needed to boost the construction sector and deliver the recently announced infrastructure projects. According to the More »
The Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Act 2019 ( Act ) became law on 19 December 2019. The Act amends the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 ( CCCFA ) and introduces some significant changes which will affect all lenders providing consumer credit in New Zealand. In addition More »
The Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Act 2019 ( Act ) became law on 19 December 2019. The Act amends the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 ( CCCFA ) and introduces some significant changes which will affect all lenders providing consumer credit in New Zealand. The key changes More »
The market over the past 12 months has seen a lot of new and exciting businesses being created and taking spaces in the city as well as some well-established businesses unexpectedly fail. The failure of any business has wide reaching implications including affecting leases. At the start of a lease More »
The proposed farm debt mediation scheme is a step closer to becoming law after the Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No. 2) passed its third reading in Parliament yesterday. From there the bill will be sent for Royal Assent and formally be passed into law. Structural parts of the bill, allowing for the More »
Next year could see a major shakeup to the law around contractors. This was signalled when Labour came to power. The Government, through MBIE, has released a public consultation paper discussing proposals for change. The aim of the paper is to address workers who are “misclassified” as More »
The proposed farm debt mediation scheme is a step closer to becoming law after the Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No. 2) was approved by the Committee of the Whole House in Parliament yesterday. The bill is progressing swiftly, with the third reading expected to occur this week. From there the bill will More »
The UK Supreme Court has, in a landmark judgment, laid down the precise criteria to be applied by a court in determining whether a costs order should be made against a liability insurer who has defended the assured against a claim. Background The facts of XYZ were atypical. The assured, TMS, More »
On Monday 7 October 2019, the Government announced the reopening of the Parent Resident Visa category with some changes. The category is set to reopen from February 2020. Expressions of interest (EOIs) can be made from that time, with the first EOIs being selected in May 2020. Selections will be More »
Insurance is absolutely crucial, and when borrowing from lenders to complete a house purchase, it is compulsory. Lenders will not allow a loan drawdown without written confirmation that appropriate and sufficient insurance cover is in place. Usually there is replacement insurance relating to fire, More »
Signing documents that bind a company to obligations and potential liability is a key aspect of being a director of a company. It is part of the role when a director is guiding and running the company. While shareholders are required to ratify major transactions and key decisions, day to day, the More »
A sole trader is a common ownership structure that can be used to operate a small business. The main operator of the business may be one person, supported by a family member such as a spouse. Operating a business may be risky if the right asset protection and insurance is not in place to support More »
The word caveat is Latin and translates to “let him or her beware”. A caveat can be lodged against someone’s property title to protect the lodging party’s right or interest in the property and it prevents the registered owner of the property from selling, mortgaging, and More »
Building a house can be a stressful, expensive and intimidating prospect for both new and experienced customers. As such, ensuring you are aware of not only your rights and obligations, but also those of the builder, is crucial. Prior to even hiring a builder, you should complete your own due More »

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