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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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Preparations for dealing with COVID-19 are underway in businesses across New Zealand. But what happens to any court proceedings that are currently underway, or are about to be? Existing proceedings? At present, there is no change to existing procedures. All courts are operating normally. The courts More »
As the impact of Coronavirus spreads to global supply chains and begins to impact the construction industry overseas, it is only a matter of time before the impact will be felt here in New Zealand, particularly due to the widespread use of materials imported from China in our construction industry More »
It has been announced that over the next 14 months, Immigration New Zealand will be making comprehensive changes to the way in which New Zealand employers recruit migrants. Currently, there are six different temporary work visa pathways by which migrants can secure a work visa. By 2021, these More »
The Fair Trading Act ( the Act ) imposes various obligations upon those in trade to contribute to a trading environment in which consumer interests are protected, businesses compete effectively and consumer and businesses participate confidently. In 2014, changes were made to the Act to allow More »
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 »

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