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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…

Our thinking

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…

Back to the Future – Government announces a “new” direction for Resource Management system

The Resource Management Review Panel (Panel) has recommended a statutory framework for resource management in New Zealand which involves the repeal and replacement of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). In the first of a series of three articles, Jay Rajendram discusses what can be expected under the primary Act that the Panel proposes should replace RMA, the proposed Natural Built and Environment Act (NBEA).
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Triangular Employment Relationships

The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019 (new law) came into effect on 28 June 2020. This means a third party who has day to day control of an employee’s work, but is not the employer of the employee, could be exposed to a personal grievance claim from the employee.
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Sherlock Holmes or Joe Bloggs? Who is entitled to conduct a workplace investigation into an employee?

Workplace investigations previously have been carried out by different persons, in various different capacities. However, a recent case has brought into question the legitimacy and legality of such investigations and who is legally entitled to conduct a workplace investigation. In this article, Jess Mathieson sets out the recent legal developments in this area and the potential implications that flow from these.
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Contracting in the Health Sector – Key things to consider

While contracts for the supply of health services are similar to other contracts for the supply of services, there are several clauses that will need careful consideration to ensure that they meet the specific requirements of the sector. In this article, Paul Middlemiss, who regularly advises clients on large scale, technical, and commercial contracts sets out key considerations for those contracting in the health sector.
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Unable to pay personal debts? What options do you have?

Bankruptcy is often considered as the only option when creditors are banging down the door. However, there are several other options available to individuals that should be considered first. Implementation of an alternative could avoid the serious consequences that follow bankruptcy. In this article, Jess Mathieson sets out the criteria and consequences of insolvency options for individuals.
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Construction Contracts – Make sure you have one!

Construction law expert Karen Shaw reviews a recent judgment which highlights the importance of getting documentation finalised before starting any construction work. An expensive lesson learnt by a big company that can be applied to all working in the industry.
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