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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…

New war on NIMBYs

New Zealand’s urban areas could look very different in the coming years because of sweeping townhouse bill passes into law.
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Rent Abatement – Levelling the playing field

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.
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No Work, No Pay? Not likely – The status of employees unable to work during lockdown

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.
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Duplexes without resource consent?

Changes are coming to help with housing developments under the Resource Management Act.
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Planning to use Kiwisaver for your first home purchase? Here are 5 things you need to know

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.
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The Importance of Shareholder Agreements

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.
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