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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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Changes to the Property Law Act 2007 following the enactment of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021

Changes to the Property Law Act 2007 following the enactment of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021

The COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill obtained Royal assent on 2 November 2021 and the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (Act) is now in force.

The Act makes amendments to various matters arising from the Covid-19 Pandemic, however the purpose of this summary is to discuss the changes relating to the Property Law Act 2007 (PLA).

By Vanessa Dew and Andrea White - 7 Nov 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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Covid-19 Response Legislation Bill: Impacts for Commercial Leases

Covid-19 Response Legislation Bill:  Impacts for Commercial Leases

Both landlords and tenants were surprised by the Government's sudden announcement that it had introduced changes to help ease the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on both commercial and residential tenancies, to take effect from 28 September 2021. The changes to commercial tenancies had been foreshadowed last year but did not become law.

By Andrea White - 30 Sep 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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New Changes for Suppliers of Building Products

New Changes for Suppliers of Building Products

On 3 June 2021 Parliament passed the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components and Other Matters) Amendment Bill ( Bill), which is the first phase of the wider building system legislative reform programme that aims to "lift the efficiency and quality of building work and provide fairer outcomes if things go wrong".

By Andrew Skinner - 17 Jun 2021

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Welcome to Eesha Karamchandani

Welcome to Eesha Karamchandani

We extend a very warm welcome to our newest member of staff, Eesha Karamchandani. Eesha specialises in property, corporate and commercial financing law.

By Steven Lee - 2 Jun 2021

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Expiry of the 'Safe Harbour' provisions for Company Directors

Expiry of the 'Safe Harbour' provisions for Company Directors

As readers might recall, in early April 2020, at the height (and as part of) the initial response to COVID-19, the Government announced a number of temporary changes to the Companies Act 1993. The changes sought to address the position of companies facing liquidity issues.

By Bill Gambrill - 16 Sep 2020

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Are all shareholders on the same page?

Are all shareholders on the same page?

When starting a new business with another person, or introducing a new shareholder, there are many aspects of the business competing for your time. Often the relationship between shareholders may be overlooked as you just want to get on with things. However over time you might find that you and your other shareholders have quite different ideas for the direction of the business and how it should be managed. Agreeing a robust shareholders agreement from the outset should help to avoid problems in the future.

By Andrew Skinner - 11 Sep 2020

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Are you sure you can make that environmental claim?

Are you sure you can make that environmental claim?

Consumers are increasingly basing their purchasing decisions on the environmental impact of the product or service. As a result, environmental claims made by businesses about their goods or services are becoming more common in advertising.

By Andrew Skinner - 19 Jul 2020

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