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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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Leaky Home Scheme

Leaky Home Scheme

A scheme to help owners of leaky homes has been proposed by Government.  The scheme is expected to come into force early in 2011.

By Andrew Steele - 11 Nov 2010

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Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill

Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment BillThe Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill is intended to deter file sharing copyright  infringement. It has recently been reported on at select committee level.

By Mike Worsnop - 8 Nov 2010 - 1 comment

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Immigration Act

Immigration Act

A new Immigration Act comes into force on 29 November, simplifying the immigration process and improving enforcement powers. Two important changes are to the obligations on employers and sponsors.

By Claire Barron - 5 Nov 2010

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Consumer Legislation Reforms

Consumer Legislation Reforms

As discussed in a previous blog, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs launched a review of all New Zealand consumer laws in June this year. The review looked at consolidating and simplifying our Consumer legislation.

By Melissa Higham - 4 Oct 2010

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Trans-Tasman proceedings

Trans-Tasman proceedings

Once in force, the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act will allow New Zealand proceedings to be served in Australia without the the need for either courts' permission.

By Tony Johnson - 1 Oct 2010

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Business in Australia - employee considerations

Business in Australia - employee considerations

Do you have Australian employees or are you thinking of doing business in Australia? The Meritas Australia and New Zealand Workplace Relations Group has put out a newsletter on Australian and New Zealand employment law issues.

By Andrew Steele - 27 Sep 2010

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Congratulations to our new solicitors

It's a big day for Martelli McKegg today with three law clerks being admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court. After the years of university study and completing the professional qualification required by the Law Society from today Rebecca Collins (trusts and personal clients), Josie Webb (commercial) and Jarred Scott (litigation) will be able to call themselves "solicitors".

By Mike Worsnop - 17 Sep 2010

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Finance for home buyers

Finance for home buyers"I've got finance pre-approved, so I don't need a finance condition right?"...Wrong!

By Louise MacCallaugh - 14 Sep 2010 - 1 comment

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