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I can't get any gib! What to do if you risk penalties for late completion

I can't get any gib! What to do if you risk penalties for late completion

Supply issues in the construction industry at the moment are well known. If you're in the industry and running the risk of incurring penalties, there are things which can be done.

By Kiren Narayanan - 11 Apr 2022

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Insights from the Relationship Property Survey 2021

Insights from the Relationship Property Survey 2021

The Family Law section of the New Zealand Law Society, in conjunction with Grant Thornton, recently released the New Zealand Relationship Property Survey of 2021.

By Tara Grant - 21 Mar 2022

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I’m trying to sell but someone’s lodged a caveat on my property!

I’m trying to sell but someone’s lodged a caveat on my property!

Caveats are a useful tool for protecting your interest in a property. Once you register a caveat on a property, it prevents the property owner from selling and notifies the public that there is another interest in the land.

By Kiren Narayan - 17 Feb 2022

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Welcome back to Kiren Narayan

Welcome back to Kiren Narayan

This month we welcomed Kiren Narayan back to the firm. Kiren re-joins us as an Associate in the litigation team.

By Geoff Hardy - 26 Jan 2022

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Angus Rogers retires

Angus Rogers retires

Angus Rogers retires as a lawyer on 24 December this year after working in legal offices for over 50 years. So much has changed in that time.

By Melissa Higham - 22 Dec 2021

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Jacque Lethbridge named as next President of the New Zealand Law Society

Jacque Lethbridge named as next President of the New Zealand Law Society

We are delighted to announce that Jacque has today been elected as the next President of the New Zealand Law Society.

By Mike Worsnop - 15 Oct 2021

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Gender Identification in the Legal System

Gender Identification in the Legal System

As society becomes more inclusive and recognises our transgender, non-binary, takatāpui and inter-sex couples, our laws must evolve to do the same.

By Dharsh Nanayakkara - 17 Sep 2021

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Vaccination roll-out for children: hurdles under the Care of Children Act

Vaccination roll-out for children: hurdles under the Care of Children Act

With today's announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine has been approved for children aged 12 to 15 years, many parents will now be considering whether to vaccinate their children. But what happens when two parents (who are legal guardians of their children) can't agree on this critical issue?

By Telise Kelly - 19 Aug 2021

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Payment of Wages during Lockdown

Payment of Wages during Lockdown

As we start our first day of lockdown, many employers will be wondering whether or not they need to pay employees who cannot work during lockdown. Last lockdown there was no clear authority on this point, however the Employment Court decision, Gate Gourmet New Zealand Limited v Sandhu clarifies the situation somewhat.

By Claire Mansell - 17 Aug 2021

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Your options when it comes to enforcing Child Support payments

Your options when it comes to enforcing Child Support payments

You thought it was sorted. You had visited Inland Revenue's website and completed a 'formula assessment'. Money was being paid for the children and now - suddenly - those payments have stopped.

By Terri Gough - 15 Aug 2021

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