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Company Directors and Registration

Company Directors and Registration

The Government announced yesterday that it plans to tighten requirements around company directors and company registration. The proposed measures are designed to protect New Zealand's company registration process against increasing threats of criminal activity from overseas.

By Melissa Higham - 10 Sep 2010

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Employment - risk free trial periods?

Employment - risk free trial periods?

The 90-day trial period laws are not as risk free as many employers - and lawyers - may believe. In the first Employment Court case involving the new laws, the employee won.

By Claire Mansell - 8 Sep 2010

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Limitation Bill

Limitation BillA new Limitation Bill is scheduled to come into force on New Year’s Day 2011. This may affect the amount of time you have to bring a case to court. While the old 6 year limit remains the standard, new exceptions could give you as many as 15 years to bring a claim in some circumstances.

By Andrew Steele - 7 Sep 2010

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Prevention of Identity Fraud

Prevention of Identity Fraud

A new bill has been introduced to Parliament this month to help prevent identity fraud. The bill will allow private agencies, such as banks and finance companies, access to the government's database.

By Melissa Higham - 31 Aug 2010

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Website nomination

Website nomination

Martelli McKegg has today been named on the shortlist for the Best Plain English Private Sector Website in the 2010 Writemark New Zealand Plain English Awards. The winner will be announced on Friday 3 September at a function at Parliament in Wellington.

By Mike Worsnop - 11 Aug 2010

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Right of Equitable Set Off

Right of Equitable Set OffThe latest edition of the real estate standard REINZ / ADLSi agreement for sale and purchase is to be released on Monday, 16 August 2010. The agreement has been updated to incorporate legislative changes and the direction by the Supreme Court in the Regalwood case to incorporate a disputes resolution process.

By Kay Keam - 10 Aug 2010

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The Wonder of Wills

The Wonder of Wills

Just got married? Congratulations -but your will may now be void! It is simple to fix this, but if you don't, this will lead to unnecessary delay and expense at a time which will already be stressful for your family and new spouse.

By Kay Keam - 18 Jun 2010

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Guarantees

Guarantees

Stop - think - limit that guarantee. It is common to give a guarantee of your obligations under a lease. But before giving a guarantee, consider the alternatives.

By Kay Keam - 18 Jun 2010 - 1 comment

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New Unit Titles Act

New Unit Titles Act

Questions for owners and Body Corporate secretaries The New Unit Titles Act has been passed but what does this mean for you? You need to review current practice and how the new Act will impact on you.

By Kay Keam - 18 Jun 2010

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Consumer law review

Consumer law review

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has this week launched a review of all consumer law. This will involve a review of the Consumer Guarantees Act, the Sale of Goods Act, the Door to Door Sales Act and another 7 or 8 similar statutes. The way in which all consumer legislation interacts and works together is a key driver to this review.

By Melissa Higham - 18 Jun 2010

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