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Budget Highlights

Budget Highlights

The New Zealand Government presented its budget for 2010 on Thursday 20 May. We have set out in this newsletter a brief summary of the main highlights that may affect you and/or your clients and business partners. If you would like any further information please contact us.

By Mike Worsnop - 28 May 2010

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What's mine is mine, right?

What's mine is mine, right?

Under NZ Personal Property Securities Law this is not always true.

By Melissa Higham - 11 May 2010

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Testamentary Promises

Testamentary Promises

Testamentary promise claims relate to a deceased person's unfulfilled promise to reward an individual by provision in their Will.

By Tony Johnson - 26 Mar 2010

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Being Sued Overseas?

Being Sued Overseas?

If you are being sued in another country, see your lawyer immediately. You could fight the case in the other country's Court, object to that Court's jurisdiction over you, or even ignore the overseas Court completely.  Figuring out the best strategy to deal with overseas law suits depends on your particular circumstances.

By Tony Johnson - 26 Mar 2010

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Anti Competitive Cartel Activities

Anti Competitive Cartel Activities

The Government recently signaled a strong possibility of creating criminal offences for anti-competitive activities. Currently, proceedings brought under the Commerce Act for anti-competitive activities are civil proceedings and the penalties are financial.

By Tony Johnson - 26 Mar 2010

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Property defects - new disclosure rules

Property defects - new disclosure rules

The new Real Estate Agents Act (REAA) 2008 came into force on 17 November 2009. The new rules imposed on licensed real estate agents have been embraced positively and for the most part, the market seems to have responded in the same way.

By Melissa Clark - 23 Mar 2010

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Playing it Safe in Commercial Transactions

Playing it Safe in Commercial Transactions

Prior negotiations and information exchanges rarely take precedence in Court over a formal written agreement. If the agreement fails to accurately record your intention or understanding of what has been agreed, you proceed at your peril.

By Melissa Higham - 24 Feb 2010

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New Streamlined Process for Civil Claims in District Court

New Streamlined Process for Civil Claims in District Court

New streamlined process for civil claims in District Court.

By Andrew Steele - 12 Nov 2009

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International registration of trade marks – new bill with Select Committee

International registration of trade marks – new bill with Select Committee

Registering trade marks overseas may soon become much easier with the introduction of the Trade Marks (International Treaties and Enforcement) Amendment Bill 2008.

By Andrew Steele - 3 Aug 2009

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Real Estate sale agreements - which one do you choose?

Real Estate sale agreements - which one do you choose?

Whether you are looking to buy or sell property anywhere in New Zealand, you need to be aware that there will soon be three different "standard" agreements for sale and purchase in circulation.

By Kay Keam - 1 Jul 2009

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