Helpful reading

Ashleigh Bennett | 02 Jul 2018

AML now in force

From 1 July 2018 all law firms must comply with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009...

Fineprint | 02 Jul 2018

What if your parents die broke?

What happens when your parents die broke? Can you inherit their debt?

Fineprint | 02 Jul 2018

Questions you shouldn’t ask

Job interviews can be a challenge for both employers and applicants.  We look at what you can and cannot ask...

Fineprint | 02 Jul 2018

How old do you have to be?

As lawyers, we’re often asked the legal age for a variety of things such as agreeing to medical treatment, making a will and so on...

Fineprint | 03 Apr 2018

Regulating stock movements

The Ministry of Primary Industries is working hard with farmers to control and eradicate Mycoplasma bovis, by regulating stock movements.  Here's what you need to know.

Fineprint | 03 Apr 2018

What is a 'social enterprise'?

A trending term in the business world over the last year is ‘social enterprise’.   What is a social enterprise, and why does it matter?

Fineprint | 03 Apr 2018

Food Act 2014

All food businesses must register with MPI, under the Food Act 2014.  Check the dates for registration here.

Fineprint | 03 Apr 2018

Economic disparity at the end of a relationship

A large number of relationships still follow the ‘traditional’ practice of having one party act as the ‘homemaker’, while the other acts as the ‘breadwinner’- so what happens if the relationship breaks up?

Fineprint | 22 Nov 2017

Stay safe this summer

With the Christmas holidays coming up, we want to remind you about keeping safe this summer – on the roads and in the pool, and to reinforce the message about not serving alcohol to people who are not yet 18 years old...>

Fineprint | 22 Nov 2017

Blended families: Wills and Trusts

Making sure everyone you care about gets a fair share of your property after you die is an issue most of us grapple with. This may also have additional complications when you have a blended family.  It’s not always as easy as just writing your Will and specifying who gets what... >

Fineprint | 22 Nov 2017

Privacy in the workplace

In a world where technology is becoming more prevalent, it’s easy to feel that privacy rights are a thing of the past.  Privacy breaches are becoming increasingly common given developments in technology and social media...

Your Savvy Lawyer | 26 Jul 2017

Contract and Commercial Law Act

With the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 coming into force on 1 September 2017, you should review your standard form business contracts to ensure they will be up-to-date. >

Fineprint | 26 Jul 2017

Help for first home buyers

It’s every Kiwi’s dream to own their own quarter-acre share of paradise, but it’s becoming harder than ever before.  How can you help? >

JESS SHAW | 26 Jul 2017

Relationship property: the Clayton case

The implications of the Clayton case a year on - has it really exposed trusts in relationship property situations? >

Fineprint | 26 Jul 2017

Enduring powers of attorney sort out

Having an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is as vital as making sure you have a Will. Whether you’re 18 or 80 years old, you never know when you may need to have a responsible person to make decisions on your behalf. >

Fineprint | 26 Jul 2017

Up in the air: using your drone

The use of drones is no longer limited to government agencies, technical gurus or the super wealthy. These high-tech pieces of equipment are, however, bound by Civil Aviation Rules. In this article, we explore what rules there are around their use. >

FINEPRINT | 05 May 2017

Our news / autumn

Congratulations to Jamie Barr, who became our newest partner on 1 April. Jamie specialises in business law and has particular expertise in business structuring and shareholder arrangements... >

FINEPRINT | 04 May 2017

Disputes Tribunal DIY

If you have a claim of up to $15,000 – the Disputes Tribunal provides a simple, cost-effective way of dealing with civil disputes. We outline below the basics of what you need to know to make a claim. >

FINEPRINT | 03 May 2017

Buying off the plans

If you live in one of New Zealand’s cities, it’s likely that you’ve noticed a multitude of brand-new apartments, terraces, and town houses popping up in your area. >

 

FINEPRINT | 02 May 2017

Rural fires

Every year the New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority battle fires all over New Zealand, which begs the question – Who pays for this? >

FINEPRINT | 01 May 2017

Public photography

A young Kiwi woman had her photograph circulated around the globe after a journalist photographed her antics at the races. How private is private when taking photos in a public place? >

FINEPRINT | 20 Dec 2016

Our news / summer

Knowing your credit score; and New pool fencing law comes into force on 1 January 2017. >

FINEPRINT | 18 Dec 2016

Children and holiday care disputes

In 2014, the law governing parenting disputes between separated parents was amended. Find out how this new regime applies to ‘semi-urgent’ cases dealing with parenting disputes around Christmas holiday care arrangements... >

FINEPRINT | 17 Dec 2016

Courtroom name supression

Most of us prick up our ears when hearing that someone has been granted name suppression. This article explores the principles behind name suppression and why some people are granted this, and why others are refused. >

FINEPRINT | 16 Dec 2016

Letting your holiday home

Whether you are currently letting your property for short-term visitor accommodation yourself or via the likes of Airbnb or BookaBach, or are considering doing so, we recommend that you give some thought to the following matters. >

FINEPRINT | 15 Dec 2016

Employment agreements

Do all your Employees have Employment Agreements, and do they comply? A recent report from Statistics New Zealand suggests that nearly 1 in 10 employees do not have a written employment agreement. >