• Biosecurity in New Zealand
    Who is liable for an outbreak of plant disease?
    Posted: Friday 5 October 2018
  • In light of Ebert Construction’s recent receivership, not taking protective measures opens subcontractors up to recovery and enforcement issues. If you are a subcontractor, you should think about how to prevent your tools and equipment (including cranes and scaffolding) from being seized and sold by a receiver, and to ensure you have the best chance of getting paid.
    Posted: Friday 28 September 2018
  • A reminder that since 1 July 2018 all lawyers have been required to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009.
    Posted: Tuesday 25 September 2018
  • What happens when your employee wants to retract their resignation?
    Posted: Friday 21 September 2018
  • Foreign residential investment
    Housing may be freed up with the new foreign buyer screening process being introduced in the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill.
    Posted: Monday 20 August 2018
  • The great lawyers’ fee debate
    Lawyers’ fees are often a difficult subject to discuss. They shouldn’t be.
    Posted: Thursday 16 August 2018
  • Warmer homes for Kiwis
    Low-income homeowners or homeowners in low-income areas could be eligible for the new government grant to assist in keeping their homes warm in winter.
    Posted: Friday 10 August 2018
  • Guiding your offspring into flatting
    Going flatting for the first time is an exciting step for your adult children. They get to live with people their own age and you have your freedom. How can they make the most of this new-found independence with the least risk to them?
    Posted: Thursday 9 August 2018
  • There are few surprises in the government’s 2018 Budget presented on 17 May, the first from Minister of Finance, the Hon Grant Robertson.
    Posted: Monday 21 May 2018
  • Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) is a bacterial disease commonly found in cows all over the world. First detected in New Zealand in July 2017, it has affected a small number of farms in the South Island and Hawke’s Bay. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is working hard with farmers to control the disease and, if possible, eradicate it from New Zealand.
    Posted: Tuesday 8 May 2018
  • New changes regarding law firms are coming into force and they may affect your next visit to us. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (known as AML/CFT) applies to New Zealand law firms from 1 July of this year.
    Posted: Wednesday 25 April 2018
  • How might this impact you?
    Posted: Tuesday 24 April 2018
  • First detected in New Zealand in July 2017, Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) has become an issue for our agricultural sector.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 April 2018
  • A trending term in the business world over the last year is ‘social enterprise’. This represents a new interpretation on an old way of thinking – that business should be about more than profit. In September 2017, more than 1,600 delegates attended the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch. What were they discussing and what are some ways this movement is seeking to have an impact today?
    Posted: Thursday 5 April 2018
  • A feature of easements that is important and, in many cases, not properly understood is the permanence of an easement and issues that might arise from that over time. Virtually all easements are granted ‘in perpetuity’ which means they last forever.
    Posted: Wednesday 28 March 2018
  • Each year the government reviews the minimum wage.
    Posted: Monday 26 March 2018
  • It can be an unpleasant surprise. Trustees and executors are not always entitled to reimbursement for their litigation costs.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 March 2018
  • Rural businesses are no different from any other producers in the market in the sense that the ultimate fruits of their labours are, at some point, sold to a third party, whether that is to a meat company, a fruit packer or exporter, or a wine or dairy company.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 March 2018
  • As parents age, their children often find they need to take an increasing role in looking after them. Unpalatable as it seems, it’s important to think about the legal difficulties that can arise where one member of the family has assumed responsibility.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Entitlements under your spouse or partner’s will
    Posted: Thursday 8 March 2018
  • New tax laws are being introduced to prevent multinationals from avoiding tax by shifting profits out of New Zealand. The Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Bill will affect multinationals operating in New Zealand and overseas
    Posted: Wednesday 21 February 2018

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