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New Changes for Suppliers of Building Products

New Changes for Suppliers of Building Products

On 3 June 2021 Parliament passed the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components and Other Matters) Amendment Bill ( Bill), which is the first phase of the wider building system legislative reform programme that aims to "lift the efficiency and quality of building work and provide fairer outcomes if things go wrong".

By Andrew Skinner - 17 Jun 2021

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Welcome to Eesha Karamchandani

Welcome to Eesha Karamchandani

We extend a very warm welcome to our newest member of staff, Eesha Karamchandani. Eesha specialises in property, corporate and commercial financing law.

By Steven Lee - 2 Jun 2021

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Promotion of our Bright Stars

Martelli McKegg is proud to announce the elevation of three of its lawyers to the positions of Special Counsel and Senior Associate. All of the senior appointments within the firm have been attained by women all of whom are exemplars of the firm's ethos and examples of a modern approach to legal practice. The firm is particularly happy that these appointments are taking place in its 100th year of operation as a trusted law firm in Aotearoa New Zealand.

By Jacque Lethbridge - 28 Apr 2021

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Employment law update

Employment law update

There are several changes on the horizon that will change employment relationships in New Zealand. The Government has accepted 22 recommendations made by the Holidays Act Taskforce which will be rolled out over the coming months. Other Labour Party campaign policies such as Fair Pay Agreements, pay equity and Living Wage guarantees are in various stages of implementation. Martelli McKegg offers a snapshot of the changes below.

By Aimee Elia - 31 Mar 2021

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An Introduction to Wills and Estates in Australia and New Zealand

An Introduction to Wills and Estates in Australia and New Zealand

The Australasian Meritas member firms are proud to present An Introduction to Wills and Estates in Australia and New Zealand.

 

By Timothy Orr - 16 Dec 2020

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Celebrating leadership: Women in restructuring and insolvency

Celebrating leadership: Women in restructuring and insolvency

Women in Restructuring & Insolvency (WIRI) have recognised and celebrated leading women from across the sector including our Partner, Jacque Lethbridge. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wiri-nz_wiri-nz-celebrating-leadership-activity-6740385977950466049-aiYm

By Melissa Higham - 6 Dec 2020

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Timothy Orr on why there could be surprises for beneficiaries and trustees under the new Trusts Act

Timothy Orr on why there could be surprises for beneficiaries and trustees under the new Trusts Act

Timothy Orr was recently interviewed by Radio New Zealand on upcoming changes to Trust law in New Zealand: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/427604/new-trust-laws-set-to-surprise-beneficiaries-lawyer

By Timothy Orr - 5 Oct 2020

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Expiry of the 'Safe Harbour' provisions for Company Directors

Expiry of the 'Safe Harbour' provisions for Company Directors

As readers might recall, in early April 2020, at the height (and as part of) the initial response to COVID-19, the Government announced a number of temporary changes to the Companies Act 1993. The changes sought to address the position of companies facing liquidity issues.

By Bill Gambrill - 16 Sep 2020

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Are all shareholders on the same page?

Are all shareholders on the same page?

When starting a new business with another person, or introducing a new shareholder, there are many aspects of the business competing for your time. Often the relationship between shareholders may be overlooked as you just want to get on with things. However over time you might find that you and your other shareholders have quite different ideas for the direction of the business and how it should be managed. Agreeing a robust shareholders agreement from the outset should help to avoid problems in the future.

By Andrew Skinner - 11 Sep 2020

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The new Trusts Act and its implications for Trustees

The new Trusts Act and its implications for Trustees

The Trusts Act 2019 ( Act) comes into effect in January 2021, providing the first major reform to trust law in over 70 years. Although the Act implements significant changes, the over-arching purpose of the new legislation is to re-state the existing law in a more accessible format, so that it can better assist beneficiaries in holding trustees to account.

By Jonathon Russell - 31 Aug 2020

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