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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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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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