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Buying off the plans - properties that don't yet exist

Buying off the plans - properties that don't yet exist

When buying off the plans, there are a number of extra terms and conditions which need considering before signing an agreement. We discuss a few of these below.

By Michael Bennett - 15 Jul 2019

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Banks and Disclaimers and the Little Guy

Banks and Disclaimers and the Little Guy

Do you feel that the law always seems to favour the Banks (the big guys) against the little guy? In Court, the Banks are always well funded and have technical arguments readily available to them. All, however, is not lost. The recent Court of Appeal decision in Bushline Trustees struck a blow for the little guy.

By Tony Johnson - 9 Jul 2019

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Protecting your assets - assisting children purchasing property

Protecting your assets - assisting children purchasing property

Your child has found the property of their dreams, but they are a little short on their deposit so you decide to help them out. Before transferring the money, it is essential you talk to us about protecting your contribution.

By Michael Bennett - 8 Jul 2019

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Apartment exemption certificate granted by the OIO

Apartment exemption certificate granted by the OIO

Martelli McKegg is pleased to announce its recent achievement of securing an Exemption Certificate for the Jervois and Lawrence Apartments development in Herne Bay for the maximum permissible percentage on 27 June 2019. Steven Lee and his team supported the developer through the process of the application for the exemption.

By Steven Lee - 28 Jun 2019

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Employee? Contractor? Why does it matter?

Employee? Contractor? Why does it matter?

Sometimes the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is unclear. In the eyes of the law however, the difference is profound.

By Terri Gough - 21 Jun 2019

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Protecting your company from IP theft by employees

Protecting your company from IP theft by employees

Employees are said to be a business's greatest asset, but they can also be its biggest threat. With the rise of the digital workplace, it's easier than ever for departing employees to steal intellectual property and confidential information.

By Claire Mansell - 13 Jun 2019

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The importance of maintaining a 'good character' in Overseas Investments in New Zealand

The importance of maintaining a 'good character' in Overseas Investments in New Zealand

By law, overseas investors in sensitive land and significant business assets in New Zealand must be of (and must maintain) 'good character'. The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) considers many factors when assessing an overseas investor's character. The term 'good character' generally means acting appropriately, including but not limited to not committing any offences nor contravening any laws.

By Steven Lee and Genelle Seah - 12 Jun 2019

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A speedy and cost efficient road to justice

A speedy and cost efficient road to justice

A complaint of the court system is that justice comes too slowly and at too great a cost. Is there a way to obtain a relatively speedy judgment at a reduced cost? For some claims - the answer is 'yes' and the way to achieve it is to issue summary judgment proceedings.

By Andrew Steele - 10 Jun 2019

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Martelli McKegg strengthens litigation offering with new partner hire

Martelli McKegg strengthens litigation offering with new partner hire

We are delighted to announce that Jacque Lethbridge joined the partnership effective 1 June 2019.

By Mike Worsnop - 1 Jun 2019

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Does your subcontract expose you to high risk?

Does your subcontract expose you to high risk?

Cashflow is the very life blood of most industries. None more so than the construction industry. However, despite changes to building laws, multiple failures in recent months have shown that many subcontractors still struggle to get paid.

By Geoff Hardy - 30 May 2019

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