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Business briefs

Five companies sentenced over Whakaari/White Island eruption In our Summer 2024 edition published in early February, we wrote on the...
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Can losses be recovered from a faulty building?

Can losses be recovered from a faulty building?

Design professionals can rely on limited liability clauses The High Court recently found that the construction and insurance sectors can...
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The Budget 2024

The Budget 2024

A no-frills outlook Although it is clear the economic outlook is somewhat gloomy, in delivering the 2024 Budget, the Minister...
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Postscript

Postscript

Incorporated societies: must reregister by April 2026 The clock is ticking for New Zealand’s 24,000 incorporated societies to reregister by...
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Receiving an inheritance during your relationship

Receiving an inheritance during your relationship

Relationships can be complicated waters to navigate at the best of times, but it can become even trickier when thought...
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Personal grievances

Personal grievances

Employers must act in good faith In today’s ever-changing employment landscape, employers face a myriad of challenges. A single misstep...
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Invoices not being paid on time?

Invoices not being paid on time?

A steer for debtors and creditors The continued rise of input costs, finance costs, labour shortages, ongoing material shortages and...
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Do I still need a trust?

Do I still need a trust?

Thousands of Kiwis have, over the years, established family trusts for a variety of reasons. However, it’s well worth considering...
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Why should you refinance your property?

Why should you refinance your property?

In today’s economic climate, we are seeing many people struggle with the rising cost of living. A big chunk of...
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Property briefs

Property briefs

The new government has brought in significant changes to the property sector; we outline what these could mean for you....
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Easements

Easements

Rights of way, draining sewage An easement is an instrument registered on the title to your property that allows another...
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Commercial leasing and landlord consent

Commercial leasing and landlord consent

Tenants wanting to alter the premises or their use If you are a landlord owning commercial property, you may want...
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Who is responsible for managing someone’s affairs?

Who is responsible for managing someone’s affairs?

Enduring powers of attorney and the transition from attorney to executor upon death Enduring powers of attorney are legal documents...
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New Year – New Will

New Year – New Will

The new year is an opportunity to reflect on your life and your wishes for the future, including how you...
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Can your ex-spouse claim your property when you die?

Can your ex-spouse claim your property when you die?

Agreeing on a division of relationship property after you and your spouse separate can be fraught. Usually, emotions are highly...
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