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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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Bullying is a topic that we can all relate to and unfortunately, it's something that many of us come across in the workplace. Legal definition What exactly is bullying in the workplace? In a New Zealand employment law context, it is the “repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed More »
What can you do if an employee comments on political or controversial issues on their personal social media? Freedom of expression has been a big topic in the media lately, particularly with the parliament protests and various political issues around the globe. There are a range of scenarios where More »
The Government has announced new financial support measures for businesses affected by Omicron. New targeted COVID Support Payment Top up loan available under the Small Business Cashflow Loans Scheme Flexibility on tax payment dates and terms extended by Inland Revenue New COVID Support Payment More »
With over 12,000 applications submitted for phase one applicants of the 2021 Resident Visa (2021 RV), and over 7,000 applications being approved, the 2021 RV is well under way. As 1 March 2022 fast approaches, phase two applicants should be gathering their documents now. There will be about 165,000 More »
We all know it’s getting pretty tricky to buy a property these days. However, with a record number of building consents being issued, there are more properties on the market to buy “off the plans”. A great opportunity, but one that comes with risks. Buying off the plans allows you More »
Following from the announcement of the Government on 3 February 2022, the New Zealand borders are finally reopening. After a long two years of fighting for both visas and Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) places, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, the borders are More »
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 »

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