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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 government has recently made changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the “Act”) to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing within various businesses and professions (including lawyers, accountants and real estate agents). The Act More »
Background 2019 is seeing major policy changes 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 More »
The Government has released today a wide-ranging plan, which aims to “stop the degradation of our rivers and lakes, achieve a noticeable improvement in five years and restore our waterways within a generation.” The proposal document, Action for healthy waterways – A discussion More »
Partnership visas can be applied for by the following classes of persons: Partners of New Zealand citizens or New Zealand resident visa holders; Partners of some work visa holders (subject to certain exceptions); Partners of some student visa holders (subject to certain exceptions); and Partners of More »
Post-earthquake purchasers of houses in Christchurch are sometimes finding further earthquake damage, even where the house has been repaired. There has been uncertainty over whether those purchasers have any claims and who those claims may be against, with a number of proceedings currently before More »
The Employment Court has recently given new clarity to a previously untested area of the Holidays Act. In Tourism Holdings Limited v A Labour Inspector of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [2019] NZEmpC 87, the Employment Court considered how the definition of ordinary weekly pay More »
The Government has recently announced that it is to undertake a review of the Biosecurity Act 1993. The work will be carried out at the same time as the review of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 (NAIT) which was started earlier in the year. Both Acts are to be reviewed More »
The submission period was short and public information sessions around the country were well attended by landowners seeking to understand the implications of policy options presented by Government to drive a reduction in agricultural emissions. The Government option, which builds on recommendations More »
What do these changes mean for landlords and tenants? On 30 July 2019, the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019 was granted royal assent. The Act significantly impacts on the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants in three areas: liability for careless damage to rental premises More »
Proposed Plan Change 7 to the Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) was publicly notified on 20 July 2019 and is open for submission until 13 September 2019. The LWRP sets out the planning framework for the management of land and water resources in Canterbury. PC7 is split into three parts, each with More »
In this report we highlight three recent projects where we have used our legal skills and partnered with our clients to bring their dreams to fruition. These projects are diverse – preserving the Christchurch Cathedral for future generations, developing a predator free sanctuary in Nelson and More »
The first conviction in South Australia for bullying could have important implications for health and safety practices in New Zealand. Charges were brought against two employees, Jeffrey Rowe and Luke Chenoweth, and their employer, Tad-Mar Electrical Pty Ltd, in respect of bullying of a 19 year old More »
The law relating to the division of relationship property is something that a significant number of New Zealanders deal with at some point during their lifetime, when entering into a contracting out agreement at the start of a relationship, splitting property at the end of a relationship, or even More »
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 »

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