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Employment: Redundancy on Parental Leave

Sept. 14, 2020


The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 creates a presumption that an employee's job will be kept open for them to return to at the end of their period of parental leave.


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Buying Off the Plans - What You Need To Know

Aug. 30, 2020


Buying an apartment, townhouse or even standalone home off the plans can be an attractive option for purchasers. The up-front cost is often low, the home is brand new...


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Family Trusts

Aug. 12, 2020


The family trust remains a popular vehicle for asset protection and estate planning in New Zealand. A trust is simply a relationship between people...


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Am I in a De Facto Relationship?

June 14, 2020


Many couples move in together and unwittingly end up in qualifying de facto relationships, without considering the implications under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. 


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Family Protection Act & Testamentary Promises

June 14, 2020


An outline of two potential claims against an estate. 


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Wills & Claims Against an Estate

June 11, 2020


A valid, properly executed Will may still be vulnerable to challenge in a variety of ways. 


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Employees: Redundancy

April 6, 2020


Redundancy must be genuine and procedurally fair. If an employer fails to meet these standards, the employee may raise a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal.


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Compensation for Economic Disparity Post Separation

Feb. 20, 2020


Economic disparity payments can be awarded to compensate for substantially lower income or living standards as a result of the division of functions within the relationship. 


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Personal Grievances

Feb. 18, 2020


A personal grievance is a type of complaint that an employee can raise against a current or former employer if the employee believes that the employer has acted unfairly or illegally. 


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Debt Recovery

Dec. 11, 2019


Chasing debtors can be costly, stressful and time consuming. We advise individuals and corporates on a number of options and processes for debt recovery. 


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Property Sharing Agreements

Dec. 3, 2019


If you're buying a property with family or friends, it pays to formalise the arrangement through a Property Sharing Agreement.


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Contracting Out

Nov. 28, 2019


What is the Property (Relationships) Act? The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 determines how relationship property is divided when a civil union, marriage or qualifying de facto...


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Buying Your First Home?

Nov. 19, 2019


Buying your first home can be a stressful and confusing time. With so much information out there, it pays to get quality advice. Getting the right help at the outset can save you a headache...


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Trust Law Reform: The Trusts Act 2019

Nov. 19, 2019


The much-anticipated Trusts Act 2019 (the Act) will come into force on 30 January 2021. The Act makes significant changes to New Zealand trust law and replaces the Trustee Act 1956...


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It's All in The Title

Nov. 19, 2019


The Certificate of Title for your property records the legal status of your land, as well as notes any obligations such as restrictions or easements. There are various types of title...


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Investment and Business Visas

Nov. 19, 2019


New Zealand was recently ranked as the number one country in the world for ease of doing business by the World Bank. In order to attract talented businesspeople and investors to the country...


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