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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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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 »
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 »
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 »

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