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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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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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