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Seasoned Restructuring and Insolvency Expert, Bill Gambrill, Joins Martelli McKegg Litigation Team as Special Counsel At Critical Time

Seasoned Restructuring and Insolvency Expert, Bill Gambrill, Joins Martelli McKegg Litigation Team as Special Counsel At Critical Time

The Martelli McKegg team are pleased to announce that Bill Gambrill joined the litigation team in early 2020. Bill brings a wealth of experience in insolvency, banking and financing advice and litigation, having practised in one of New Zealand's largest law firms, before heading to Dubai in 2005. In Dubai, Bill's commercial litigation practice included insolvency, conflict of laws, financial services, real estate disputes, construction and employment. Bill is working closely with Jacque Lethbridge focusing on restructuring and insolvency, and general commercial litigation and advice, which will be critical areas of legal practice over the coming months.

By Jacque Lethbridge - 26 Mar 2020

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Covid-19 - Employment FAQ

Covid-19 - Employment FAQ

With the nation now in lock-down phase as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, many employers are considering how they can look after their businesses as well as their employees. For some, government subsidies will allow a degree of continuity in staffing whilst others will need to make changes that will adversely affect their employees. We touch upon some key topics below.

By Claire Mansell - 25 Mar 2020

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COVID-19 - What are employers' obligations?

COVID-19 - What are employers' obligations?

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the globe, many employers are contemplating the potential effects on their businesses, not just from a down-turn in trade but the very real possibility that they may end up with multiple staff absences over an extended length of time. Below we answer some of the common questions our employer clients are asking.

By Claire Mansell - 16 Mar 2020

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Martelli McKegg joins FANZ

Martelli McKegg joins FANZ

Martelli McKegg is pleased to announce that we have become an Affiliate Member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ).

By Andrew Skinner - 9 Mar 2020

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Proposals to give the Fair Trading Act more teeth

Proposals to give the Fair Trading Act more teeth

On 12 February 2020, the Fair Trading Amendment Bill ( Bill) passed its first reading in Parliament and proposes two key changes to the existing Fair Trading Act 1986 ( FTA). The proposed amendments to the FTA will impact all businesses.

By Chelsea Copland - 1 Mar 2020

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Is your business ready to franchise?

Is your business ready to franchise?

People with successful businesses often consider a range of options for expanding their operation. Franchising is becoming an increasingly popular option for well-established businesses operating in a local market, but wishing to expand regionally or nationally.

By Andrew Skinner - 18 Feb 2020

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Martelli McKegg welcomes Andrew Skinner to the partnership

Martelli McKegg welcomes Andrew Skinner to the partnership

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Skinner to the partnership. Andrew is an experienced commercial lawyer with specialist industry experience in building and construction and franchising.

By Melissa Higham - 4 Feb 2020

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Who will care for my children if I die?

Who will care for my children if I die?

Appointing testamentary guardians

A difficult decision parents of younger children have to make when making a Will is deciding who should be appointed as guardians of their children. Inclusion of an appointment of a guardian should be considered whenever a Will is made by a person with children who are under the age of 18.

By Emma Foster - 22 Jan 2020

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Good news for Unsecured Creditors: Directors' Duties

Good news for Unsecured Creditors: Directors' Duties

A proposed new change to insolvency law is good news for unsecured creditors.  As the law currently stands, when a director is successfully sued for breaches of duties to the company, any recovery is an asset of the company.  This means that the money is subject to a secured creditor claim and quite possibly will not be available at all as a dividend to unsecured creditors.

By Tony Johnson - 19 Dec 2019

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Building consents FAQS

Building consents FAQS

We are often asked about the rules and regulations around building consents. We have put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

By Meika McHardy - 12 Dec 2019

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