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Gender Identification in the Legal System

Gender Identification in the Legal System

As society becomes more inclusive and recognises our transgender, non-binary, takatāpui and inter-sex couples, our laws must evolve to do the same.

By Dharsh Nanayakkara - 17 Sep 2021

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Vaccination roll-out for children: hurdles under the Care of Children Act

Vaccination roll-out for children: hurdles under the Care of Children Act

With today's announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine has been approved for children aged 12 to 15 years, many parents will now be considering whether to vaccinate their children. But what happens when two parents (who are legal guardians of their children) can't agree on this critical issue?

By Telise Kelly - 19 Aug 2021

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Payment of Wages during Lockdown

Payment of Wages during Lockdown

As we start our first day of lockdown, many employers will be wondering whether or not they need to pay employees who cannot work during lockdown. Last lockdown there was no clear authority on this point, however the Employment Court decision, Gate Gourmet New Zealand Limited v Sandhu clarifies the situation somewhat.

By Claire Mansell - 17 Aug 2021

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Your options when it comes to enforcing Child Support payments

You thought it was sorted. You had visited Inland Revenue's website and completed a 'formula assessment'. Money was being paid for the children and now - suddenly - those payments have stopped.

By Terri Gough - 15 Aug 2021

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Thinking of on-selling your property?

Thinking of on-selling your property?

If you are a property trader in the business of buying and selling properties (or aspiring to be a property trader), or if you've bought a property and your circumstances have changed, then there are a number of things you can do to lower your risks.

By Eesha Karamchandani - 31 Jul 2021

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Jacque Lethbridge named as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2021

Jacque Lethbridge named as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2021

Martelli McKegg congratulates our Partner and Head of Litigation, Jacque Lethbridge, for being announced as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2021 by NZ Lawyer in the Changemaker category.

By Melissa Higham - 23 Jun 2021

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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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