Articles

Boat Purchase 101 - Legal Due Diligence

Friday, March 09, 2018

In the third article in this series we focus briefly on the second limb of due diligence that should be considered when purchasing a vessel namely, legal due diligence. Read more

Thinking of Buying a Commercial Property?

Friday, January 19, 2018

Consider these five tips before entering into an agreement. Read more

Boat Purchase 101 - Technical Due Diligence

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Buying a boat (or any major asset for that matter) without undertaking due diligence is exactly like reality shows where the participants either get married or go on blind dates with someone they have never met before.  Sometimes things pan out and we are stoked for them, but more often than not we sit glued to the television waiting for the inevitable train-wreck to unfold.  Read more

Boat Purchase 101 - Some Things You Should Consider (Seriously, You Really Should!)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In this series of short basic articles we'll be highlighting some areas that should be on the forefront of a purchaser's mind when purchasing a boat/ship/yacht/vessel to avoid turning something that should be an exciting exercise, into a frustrating nightmare.  Read more

Section 135 of the Companies Act - Reckless Trading:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Non-Executive or Passive Directors and Directors' Duties: The Courts Take no Excuses for a "Hands Off" Approach Read more

House and Land Package Purchase Issues

Friday, May 12, 2017

Buying a new build "House and Land" package has become a popular option for many first home buyers.  It can involve a deposit lower than 20% of purchase price (depending on finance), and means you have the time it takes to build to keep saving towards the purchase of your new home. Read more

The New Draft Trusts Bill and its Suggested Disclosure Rules - How Could This Affect You?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A new Trusts Bill has recently been released for public consultation.  This bill updates and changes various aspects of trust law.  One interesting proposed change is the rights beneficiaries have to trust information.  The most recent judicial case involving beneficiaries and trust information is Erceg v Erceg [2017] NZSC 28.  The Supreme Court did not find that there was a presumption for or against disclosure of trust documents, but that there is an "expectation that basic trust information will be disclosed to a close beneficiary who wants it".  The Supreme Court's analysis did differ from the lower Courts.  The Supreme Court listed certain factors to take into consideration when courts receive a request for disclosure.  They are: Read more

Commercial Property Due Diligence Issues

Monday, February 25, 2013

Purchasers of commercial property should undertake an exhaustive review of each potential purchase before declaring an agreement unconditional. This review should be undertaken in consultation with your lawyer, accountant, property manager, building inspector, lender, and otherwise as appropriate. Read more

Recent Posts


Tags

Auckland Office Landlord Charity begins at home Property Creating Trusts Privacy Act 1993 Will Undue influence Family Protection Act 1955 Section 15 Skilled migrant points Business Section 15A Vessel Sale and Purchase Psychological abuse Litigation Reckless Trading Violence Ministry Compensation Beneficiary Rights Interest Subsidies Interpretation Act 1999 Changes Mortgage White v White Wills Act 2007 Section 8 Eviction Ship Registration Fair share Claims against estates Elder Law Ship's Mortgage Trusts Maritime Lien Verbal abuse Trust Check Up Work and Income Domestic violence Frustration Immigration Commercial Character requirements Acknowledgment Domestic Violence Act 1995 Lease Re Estate of Campbell Commercial Property Trust busting Seperation Pattern of offending Mortgagee Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 Residential Partner of resident SMC Wilson v Donnellan Companies Act 1993 Personal Properties and Securities Act 1999 Re Estate of Feron Terms of Trade Amundson v Raos Expression of interest Repayment Body Corporate Limitation defence Abuse Health and Safety Reform Bill Legislation update Anti-money laundering (AML) Unfair contract terms Marriage Testamentary freedom Duress Insurance Visa application Trusts Bill Break up Skilled migrant Part payment Directors' Duties Financial products Due Diligence Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) Commercial Law Tamarapa v Byerley Validity of Wills Murrell v Hamilton Income Limitation period Property (Relationships) Act 1976 Twelve years Recovery of money Invalid wills Ship ''Best Endeavours'' Testamentary Promises Immigration New Zealand Company Law Estate Administration Case Study Deceased's wishes Gifts Vessel survey Fair Trading Act 1986 Constructive trusts Protection Order Offending Acknowledgment of Debt Trustee Duties Albany Office Protector Administrators duty Physical abuse Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) Will that do Shareholders' Agreement Wills Act 2007 Rest Home Subsidies Interpretation of documents Erceg v Erceg Tenants Living standards Maritime Law Grey Power Wills Ministry of Social Development Economic disadvantage Principal Wills Act 2007 Section 11 Tenant Loss of income Division of Functions Contract Law Sale of Goods WINZ Vessel surveyor Zero Hour Contracts Resident Clayton case Wills Act 2007 Section 14 Six years Valid wills Asset Protection Limitation Act 1950 Charities Personal Relationship Property Testamentary writing Partnership based work visa Consumer credit contracts Lump sum SN v MN [2017] NZCA 289 Lankow v Rose Section 182 Family Proceedings Act 1980 Gifting Charity Document Disclosure Resident Visa Financial services provider (FSP) Intellectual Property Executors duty Family Trusts Lease Titles Temper Employment Limitation Act 2010 Civil union Interpretation Act 1999 Section 29 Financial services KiwiSaver Trust Confidentiality Mortgagor Ilott v Mitson 2017 UKSC 17 Testamentary capacity Broadbent v Ministry of Social Development Blackwell v Hollings Financial Advisers Act 2008 Hawkes Bay Trustee Company Limited v Judd De facto

Archive