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Employees Beware!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All too often an employer may claim it had fair grounds for the actions it took to dismiss or discipline an employee, but did so too quickly or used a one sided process, and in doing faces a difficultly in justifying its actions before an Employment Relations Authority.  In this article James D Turner, Partner, McVeagh Fleming lawyers, looks at the opportunity for an employer to consider bringing a counterclaim and two recent cases holding employees responsible for their conduct. Read more

The Unit Titles Act 2010 and How It Will Affect You

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The Unit Titles Act 2010 will replace the Unit Titles Act 1972 in late 2010. The old Act has been unable to properly provide and cater for the myriad of significant multi-story unit title developments built in the last two decades, and the new Act seeks to address the shortcomings of the current regime. Read more

Purchase of Residential Property: An Outline

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The following is an outline of all of the services we will provide to you during the course of your sale. This list is intended to let you know exactly what is required and to provide you with piece of mind that the service we are providing is of the highest standard: Read more

Sale of Residential Property: An Outline

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The following is an outline of all of the services we will provide to you during the course of your sale.  This list is intended to let you know exactly what is required and to provide you with piece of mind that the service we are providing is of the highest standard: Read more

Matters To Consider Before You Sign An Agreement To Lease

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The leasing market is ever changing.  Many would argue the current economy to favour tenants – there are a myriad of vacant properties currently available, and a definite lack of (quality) prospective tenants available.  Many tenants are looking to down size, if not liquidate, leaving landlords ("LLs") in the unenviable position of being forced to consider short term and stop gap solutions for their own cash flow purposes.  Enter the commercial real estate agent, armed with an agreement to lease ("ATL") ....  but beware, both LL and tenant, once signed the ATL will legally bind you to the terms specified and your lawyer will be unlikely to be able to re negotiate your lease.  It is important – if not critical – therefore, that both sides fully consider the ATL in detail before signing such.  A few key considerations are as follows: Read more

Tenant Not Paying – What To Do?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Unfortunately, many property owners face this predicament in the current economic climate. The notice requirements for cancellation of a Lease have changed significantly under the Property Law Act 2007.  Read more

Purchasing An Interest In A Retirement Village: What You Need To Know

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Purchasing an interest in a retirement village is not like purchasing a residential property. There is an ongoing relationship between the village operator and the resident which is governed by the terms and conditions set out in what is called an "Occupation Right Agreement".  Read more

International Alliance Of Law Firms

Thursday, August 25, 2011

McVeagh Fleming is a member of a global network of highly respected law firms called Ally Law (formerly the International Alliance of Law Firms. When our clients need legal assistance outside of our jurisdiction, we refer and work closely with other Ally Law firms to ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice and service possible. Ally Law has firms in most of the major financial centres of the world. If you would like to learn more about Ally Law please contact John Woolley or view the Ally Law website at www.ally-law.com.  Read more

Going Into Business With Your Best Buddy?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Why You Need a Shareholders' Agreement and Decent Company Constitution Read more

Dispelling Some Of The Myths About Property Division On Separation

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Most people who have been through a separation would agree that it is a difficult and stressful time. This can be exacerbated when there is confusion or misunderstanding about what property is classed as relationship property and what property is classed as separate property. The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) provides a code for how property is to be divided on separation for couples who are married, in a civil union partnership or de facto/same sex relationship.  Read more

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