29 November 2021
Changes to the Property Law Act mean that tenants may now be able to claim a rent abatement even when the lease agreement does not provide for this. In this article Laura Fischer sets out the changes and what it means for landlords and tenants.
5 November 2021
Do employers need to pay employees who are ready and willing but unable to work from home? The short answer is – most probably. Guidance from the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) and the Employment Court suggests that this obligation is not displaced by the inability of employees to work remotely.
30 September 2021
Kiwisaver can be a great cash injection for your first home purchase. However many purchasers aren’t sure how the process works, resulting in frustration, delays and even not being able to access your Kiwisaver fund. This article explores how Kiwisaver works in practice and what you need to know.
23 September 2021
When you are entering into a new venture the opportunities seem endless and everyone is positive about goals and working relationships. However, as we unfortunately see so often in our litigation team, things do not always go to plan. A well drafted shareholder agreement can be worth its weight in gold when working relationships sour.