Date: 19 September 2019 Sector Property
Bringing law to life
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…
After over a decade of review, New Zealand’s law of trusts has been significantly updated with the passing of the Trusts Act 2019 (the Act). If you are a trustee or beneficiary of a family trust or charitable trust, you need to know how the Act will affect you. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief and general overview of the Act for you to consider.
Date: 10 September 2019 Sector Trusts
The landlord/tenant landscape continues to change. In addition to the recent insulation regulations, the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019 has just passed the Royal Assent and brings with it a number of changes which both tenants and landlords should be aware of.
Date: 27 August 2019 Sector Property
A death certificate forms part of the national register of the population of the country and is also an important family record. This article looks at the information needed to produce a complete and accurate death certificate.
Date: 23 August 2019 Sector Estate planning and administration
This Stuff article makes an interesting read and critiques alcohol control measures in the current law. It argues that recommendations in the 2010 Law Commission report, Alcohol in Our Lives: Curbing the Harm, which were aimed at reducing the effects of alcohol misuse on society, haven’t been implemented.
Date: 20 August 2019 Sector Alcohol Licensing
Imagine recreational cannabis use is legal. What happens when, in a workplace drug test, an employee tests positive for cannabis but claims he/she should be allowed to work because they are not impaired? Is it for the employee to prove they are not impaired, or for the employer to prove they are impaired and does it matter?
Date: 08 August 2019 Sector Employment