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New Rules for Android App Icons

New Rules for Android App Icons

Google have announced the introduction of stricter guidelines for apps on its Android platform. The guidelines prevent apps from having icons which are "confusingly similar".

By Mike Worsnop - 8 Aug 2012

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Family Court Review

Family Court Review

The Ministry of Justice has announced a raft of reforms to be made to the Family Court.  The reforms will largely focus on care of children matters but will also bring about important changes to the Family Court's jurisdiction in relationship property proceedings. 

By Tara Hurley - 3 Aug 2012 - 1 comment

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Employee lives the dream

Employee lives the dream

What to do if your employer pays you too much.

A nice problem to have you might think. In a recent case in the Employment Court (Foai v Air New Zealand Ltd [2012] NZEmpC 57) the court ruled that an employee was entitled to keep some $42,000 that he had received over and above the pay that he was entitled to. He had received the money in good faith and altered his lifestyle as a result. He even saw his child support payments increased on the back of his higher pay.

By Claire Mansell - 26 Jul 2012

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Martelli McKegg features in latest Auckland Today Magazine

Martelli McKegg features in latest Auckland Today Magazine

Lisa Gerrard was interviewed by Auckland Today as part of their 'leaky building' feature. Lisa commented on the biggest challenges facing owners of leaky buildings and the steps home owners should take if they suspect they may have a leaky home. 

By - 20 Jul 2012

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No Will? No Choice!

No Will? No Choice!

What happens if you die without leaving a Will? Dying intestate (without leaving a Will) means your estate will be distributed in accordance with the Administration Act 1969, with certain family members taking priority.

By Rebecca Collins - 16 Jul 2012

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Family Court: New Fee Regime

Family Court:  New Fee Regime

On 1 July 2012 a new fee regime was introduced in the family court for division of assets and child care arrangements.  Prior to 1 July, the only fees in the family court were for dissolution of marriage.

By Tara Hurley - 2 Jul 2012

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Relief for Earthquake Insured

Relief for Earthquake Insured

Many insurance policies contain exclusion clauses which seem wide-reaching enough to bar many claims. However, a recent High Court decision underlines the need to carefully examine the effect of those clauses.

By - 25 Jun 2012

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Property purchasers beware

Property purchasers beware

Last week's announcement that the OCR will remain unchanged is good news if you're looking to purchase a new home ... provided you can find a house to buy! Reports of limited residential housing stock are rife, creating a fertile environment for vendors to achieve premium prices.  However, it is also a time when purchasers may be tempted to take additional risks in an effort to secure a property.

By Louise MacCallaugh - 15 Jun 2012

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Supreme Court rules in favour of Council in leaky building claim

Supreme Court rules in favour of Council in leaky building claim

In the recent Supreme Court decision of MacNamara v Auckland Council & ORS the Court ruled in favour of the Council in finding that they could not be held liable for accepting certification from a private certifier, ABC certifiers, even though the certifier's authority in relation to that type of house construction had been revoked.

By Andrew Steele - 29 May 2012

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Trustees know your duties - or prepare to pay up!

Trustees know your duties - or prepare to pay up!

The recent High Court decision of Spencer v Spencer serves as a good reminder to trustees of the importance of knowing and complying with the terms of the trust you are heading.

By Tara Hurley - 27 Mar 2012

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