When Charity Does Not Begin at Home and Testamentary Freedom Triumphs

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The truism that charity begins at home might have been given a serious knock back going by the recent UK Supreme Court decision concerning an adult daughter's claim against her mother's estate in IIott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17.  Read more

Are You Getting Your Fair Share of Relationship Property Upon a Break Up?

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 ("the Act") applies to marriages, civil unions and de facto relationships.  Generally under the Act, at the end of one of these relationships, the parties receive a 50:50 share of all the relationship property.  This usually includes the home, family chattels, and all other property acquired during the relationship.  However the Court does have the power to award a lump sum payment or order the transfer of relationship property from one party in the relationship to the other under Section 15 of the Act. Read more

Recent Posts


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