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Finance company not liable for oppressive Blue Chip scheme

Finance company not liable for oppressive Blue Chip scheme

The Supreme Court has found GE Finance not liable for its role in financing Mr and Mrs Bartle's failed Blue Chip investment.

By Tony Johnson - 5 Jan 2011

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Leaky Home Scheme

Leaky Home Scheme

A scheme to help owners of leaky homes has been proposed by Government.  The scheme is expected to come into force early in 2011.

By Andrew Steele - 11 Nov 2010

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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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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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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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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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