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When it comes to law, having specialists on your side is an advantage. We’re here to help our clients and people build better lives, that’s why we love applying our knowledge to assist you in whatever challenge you might be facing in business or your personal life. Here’s the latest…

Our insights

When it comes to law, knowledge is often power. Which is why we want to share our take on different legal matters you might be facing in business or personal life. Here’s the latest…

Private Development Agreements

Wanting to develop but there doesn’t seem to be infrastructure available? A development agreement is a useful tool to assist in timeframes and obligations between development and the local authority.
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All good in the hood

In the alcohol licensing process, it is important to understand how a locality can impact alcohol licence applications. This article discusses how the “amenity and good order” of the locality is relevant in the licence application.
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Retentions under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 – Changes are Coming

The loopholes in the Act’s retentions regime are about to tighten. Contractors are set to face an increased administrative burden when managing retentions. There will also be significant consequences if the Act is not complied with. In this article Building and Construction Expert, Karen Shaw, outlines the changes that are currently being considered by Parliament.
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Extending the UCT Regime – What business owners need to know

With effect from 16 August 2022, the application of the unfair contract terms provisions in the Fair Trading Act 1986 (Act) will be extended to small trade contracts between businesses.
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We welcomed Cambridge Law into Harkness Henry as one from 1 April 2022 hence why you’ve come to this page – Welcome

The same great people and place our valued clients know well continues to service Cambridge from 57 Queen St with the added support and resources of Harkness Henry from offices in Hamilton, Paeroa and now Cambridge.
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I’ve been cut out of their Will… what now?

If you have been excluded from your parent’s Will, or left a very small gift, you may have the right to challenge the Will. Estate specialist Jessica Gilby-Todd provides you with a summary of your rights.
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