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Liquidators and Ponzi Schemes

Liquidators and Ponzi Schemes

A recent Court decision has raised further warnings to investors in Ponzi schemes. The advice is clear: if you invest in a Ponzi scheme, there is every likelihood you will lose your money.

By Tony Johnson - 7 Jul 2017

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Summary judgment as the defendant

Summary judgment as the defendant

Legal proceedings are time consuming and expensive. This can be seen to be a waste of resources if you are a defendant facing hollow claims.

By Alden Ho - 28 Jun 2017

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Fixed term employment not an easy fix

Fixed term employment not an easy fix

Fixed term employment agreements have been around for a while now. However, people are still unsure about rules around them. Sometimes employers think a fixed term employment agreement might be a good way to test someone's suitability.  Or they may be unsure about whether they need someone long term and want the flexibility of renewing a contract only if required.

By Kiren Narayanan - 12 May 2017

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Construction Contracts Act may hold solutions for builders' slow paying clients

Construction Contracts Act may hold solutions for builders' slow paying clients

Could payment claims help you in your projects? If you're a builder seeking payment from a tardy client, the Construction Contracts Act 2002 has provisions that could help. We set out the steps below:

By Geoff Hardy - 3 May 2017

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Good fences make good neighbours

Good fences make good neighbours

Do you know your rights under the Fencing Act? The Fencing Act covers a multitude of possible scenarios, including the commonly asked question of who should pay for a shared fence.

By Alden Ho - 27 Mar 2017

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Are you protected? Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) go live on 16 March 2017

Are you protected? Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) go live on 16 March 2017

Significant changes coming into force on 16 March affecting new Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Hess Chung - 13 Mar 2017

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Wheelie low prices deemed misleading

Wheelie low prices deemed misleading

If your business uses discounting strategies, take heed. NZ bicycle retailer Bike Barn has been fined $800,000 after pleading guilty to charges of misleading conduct.

By Matt O'Neale - 13 Feb 2017

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Retirement villages not exempt from leaky building crisis

Retirement villages not exempt from leaky building crisis

Those living in (or considering) a retirement village may have been disturbed by a recent NZ Herald article on the subject. It highlighted a series of leaky buildings that have been discovered in otherwise well-regarded retirement villages across the country.

By Hess Chung - 3 Feb 2017

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Harmful digital communications - are you prepared?

Harmful digital communications - are you prepared?

Do you run a website or app on which people can send messages or post information? Could the messages / information cause harm to another? The new civil complaints regime under the Harmful Digital Communications Act comes into force on 21 November 2016 and you need to be prepared.

By Michael Finucane - 11 Nov 2016

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How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

If you're a builder, you have a number of options open to you if you don't get paid. In this blog, Geoff Hardy gives some practical advice on how you can help protect yourself and your business.

By Geoff Hardy - 8 Nov 2016

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