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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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The partners and staff mourn the passing of Kay Keam

The partners and staff of Martelli McKegg Lawyers mourn the sudden and unexpected passing of Kay Keam. Kay was a much loved and respected partner of Martelli McKegg having spent over 17 years at the firm. She was an exceptional lawyer, mentor and friend. Despite the pressures of her busy and specialised practice, Kay always maintained a calm, assured and compassionate demeanour.

By Mike Worsnop - 5 Dec 2019

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A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection

A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection

We're pleased to be the contributor for the New Zealand chapter in the 2nd edition of "A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection". Proudly put together by Meritas Law Firms Worldwide. Download your complimentary copy here: https://www.meritas.org/DataProtectionGuide.aspx

By Mike Worsnop - 18 Nov 2019

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Court costs in disputes as to who should be trustee

Court costs in disputes as to who should be trustee

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Guest v Guest [2019] NZCA 64 stands as a reminder to trustees that if they do not act reasonably, then they may be exposing themselves to a significant costs liability.

By Terri Gough - 10 Nov 2019

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