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Review of Securities Law

Review of Securities Law

Over the last few years there has been wide ranging reform of the legislation that governs the financial sector. This reform has been timely following the global economic crisis and the failure of many New Zealand finance companies. The next step in the reform is the comprehensive review of the securities law. The Government has recently released Cabinet's paper setting out its recommendations on changes to the Securities Act 1978. The main recommendations are highlighted in this note.

By Melissa Higham - 6 May 2011

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Why everyone needs someone to speak for them

Why everyone needs someone to speak for them

You never know what's around the corner - but you can plan for it.

By Tara Hurley - 4 May 2011

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Terms of Trade - a solid backbone for your business relationships

Terms of Trade - a solid backbone for your business relationships

Terms of Trade govern the way you do business with your customers. They're critical in regulating your business relationships. So you must get your terms of trade right and ensure they are enforceable when required.

By Mike Worsnop - 30 Mar 2011

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The Rock

The RockOn 22 February 2011 Christchurch and its surrounding area was shaken by New Zealand's most destructive earthquake since Napier in 1931. The quake was centred on the Port Hills suburb of Heathcote, known to many simply as The Valley. Anthony Russell, Martelli McKegg's employment law expert comes from The Valley. His thoughts on the lead up to the 22 February earthquake and its effect can be read here.

By - 23 Mar 2011 - 3 comments

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Reaching the RWC audience might be harder than you think

Reaching the RWC audience might be harder than you think

New Zealand's greatest sporting event, the Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC), will soon be here. It appears to be a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand businesses to capitalise on the hype and drum up some extra business for themselves. But doing so may be more difficult than many hope.

By Melissa Higham - 3 Mar 2011

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The Regulatory Reform Bill - slashing red tape for business

The Regulatory Reform Bill - slashing red tape for business

The Regulatory Reform Bill, designed to slash red tape and remove unnecessary requirements for businesses passed its first reading last week.

By Melissa Higham - 28 Feb 2011

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Employment Law Update

Employment Law Update

Significant changes to employment legislation

By Claire Mansell - 11 Feb 2011

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One year into the new District Courts Rules

One year into the new District Courts Rules

New District Courts Rules have been in force since November 2009. They aimed to make the Court more accessible to the public with simplified language, processes and forms. It was expected that lawyers' input would decrease as a result, with associated savings for litigants. Looking back one year on, it seems the Rules have delivered on two key fronts.

By Claire Mansell - 10 Feb 2011

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Is the Council liable for leaky homes?

Is the Council liable for leaky homes?

The Supreme Court has released its long-awaited decision on leaky homes.  This newsletter summarises the law around leaky homes and the effect of recent decisions.

By Andrew Steele - 28 Jan 2011

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Finance company not liable for oppressive Blue Chip scheme

Finance company not liable for oppressive Blue Chip scheme

The Supreme Court has found GE Finance not liable for its role in financing Mr and Mrs Bartle's failed Blue Chip investment.

By Tony Johnson - 5 Jan 2011

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