Date: 07 February 2019 Sector Property
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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…
Do you need help in recovering a debt? Clients often ask what options they have to recovery money owed by an individual or a business. This article outlines what options are available to you if you need to recover a debt.
Date: 23 January 2019 Sector Litigation
When the Alcohol Reform Bill was first read in Parliament, its sponsoring minister, Hon Simon Power, said that a consequence would be alcohol licences would become harder to get and easier to lose. The May 2018 High Court decision in Medical Officer of Health (Wellington Region) v Lion Liquor Retail Ltd seems to confirm that new reality, which applies not just to new licences but to the grant of renewed licences as well. This article traces the progress of Lion Liquor as it weaved its way from the Wellington District Licensing Committee, to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority, and eventually to the High Court.
Date: 01 November 2018 Sector Alcohol Licensing
The Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018, which is set to bring significant changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005, will come into force on 22 October 2018. This means that any agreement for sale and purchase of real estate signed on or after this date will be subject to the Act’s new restrictions and requirements.
Date: 19 October 2018 Sector Property
Recent case law has provided further guidance to employers as to what they may wish to include in a bullying and harassment policy, and what will be considered in the absence of such a policy. Employers need to consider how they are fulfilling their duty of care to employees including, in particular, what they are doing to prevent bullying in their workplace.
Date: 20 September 2018 Sector Employment
In November this year, the Land Transfer Act 2017 (“LTA”) will replace the Land Transfer Act 1952. One of the changes in the LTA will be to allow the registration of covenants “in gross” against the title to a property. This will be a change welcomed by lawyers, banks and their clients.
Date: 03 September 2018 Sector Property