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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…

Directors duties and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has recently reviewed the law relating to director’s duties making it clear that trading while insolvent will amount to a breach of a director’s duties even if a director believes that continued trading may benefit the company’s creditors as a whole: Madsen-Ries and Levin as Liquidators of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper [2020] NZSC 100.
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Did they have all of their wits when they made their will?

A deceased person’s will can be challenged for a number of different reasons. In this article, we look briefly at challenges to a will based on the grounds that the will maker did not have testamentary capacity at the time they made their will.
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Totes OK? Implications of the Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill

In this article we set out the fundamental aspects of the draft Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill (the Bill) to ensure that you are fully informed to make a decision on the ‘Cannabis’ referendum on 17 October 2020.
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Focusing on the positives: Spatial planning to be a major part of resource management re-think

In this second article of three, Jay looks at the proposed Strategic Planning Act (SPA). The SPA is the second major piece of legislation that the Resource Management Review Panel (Panel) has recommended should replace the often highly criticised, Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The SPA would set the long-term strategic goals in resource management and would also focus on regional spatial planning.
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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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