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Applying for a Protection Order

Monday, January 21, 2019

When you apply for a Protection Order you are applying to be protected from violence and harm caused by another person to you.  To qualify you must be or have been in a domestic relationship with the violent person ("the respondent"): ie have been in a close and personal relationship, are the parents of, related to through blood or marriage, etc. 
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Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Significant Employment Law Changes  Read more

The Trusts Bill - Upcoming Key Changes to New Zealand Trust Law

Friday, November 30, 2018

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How Much is a Promise Worth? What You Need to Know About the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949

How Much is a Promise Worth? What You Need to Know About the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949

Monday, October 29, 2018

The situation seems simple.  A promise is made (by the "promisor") to someone (the "promisee"), that they will be rewarded in the promisor's Will for work or services carried out. Time passes, and the (now deceased) promisor has failed to follow through on their promise, leaving no such reward (or less than what was promised) in their Will.  The promisee can then claim against the deceased's estate for the remuneration that was promised to them.  Such claim is made under the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949. Read more

Applying for a Visitor Visa to New Zealand - Common Pitfalls

Friday, October 26, 2018

Introduction  Read more

Coming to New Zealand for Business - Specific Purpose Work Visa or Business Visitor Visa

Friday, October 26, 2018

Introduction  Read more

Applying for Citizenship - The Successful End of Your Immigration Pathway

Friday, October 26, 2018

Requirements  Read more

Essential Skills Work Visa

Friday, October 26, 2018

Putting aside the fancy name, the Essential Skills Work Visa is basically New Zealand's General Work Visa.  Read more

Are You Getting it Right With Your Casual Employees? The Distinction Between Casual and Part-Time Employees in Practice and the Pitfalls Employers can Face When They Get it Wrong!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Casual employees are commonplace in many businesses and a useful resource that allows flexibility in meeting employers' needs.  However, too many employers fail to recognise the difference between casual and permanent full and part-time employees, including the key differences in employment rights, responsibilities and entitlements.  It is important that employers understand the distinction to avoid unwanted consequences. Read more

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act) - It is Serious - Get Specialist Legal Advice!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The AML/CFT Act was extended to lawyers and conveyancers on 1 July 2018.  It will be extended to accountants on 1 October 2018 and will be further extended to Real Estate Agents on 1 January 2019. We also consider many financial service providers (including in some cases of businesses offering credit contracts) may be unaware that they are required to comply with the AML/CFT Act or may not be meeting the standards required.  Read more

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