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

Will That Do? - Validation of Non-Compliant Wills

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Before a deceased's last will can have the legal effect of distributing property to his or her heirs accordingly to its terms, it must be admitted to probate, that is accepted by the High Court as being valid. Read more

Recent Posts


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