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Simpson Western | 09 Apr 2018

Asbestos in Commercial Buildings

Is your commercial building compliant with the Health and Safety At Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016?

Simpson Western | 14 Mar 2018

Electronic identity verification

If you are a financial institution or professional who must comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, this article is for you.

Nicola Russ | 12 Feb 2018

Creditors remain liable for defective goods

Creditors who fall within the definition of "supplier" under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (CGA) will remain liable to consumers, following government review...

Ashleigh Bennett | 25 Jan 2018

Employment law changes announced

As expected, the government has unveiled sweeping changes.  We summarise them here...

Savvy Lawyer | 20 Dec 2017

New AML/CFT guidance released

Before you finish up for Christmas, take note that the AML/CFT Supervisors have this week released new and updated guidance.

Your Savvy Lawyer | 25 Aug 2017

Health & safety: first sentencing

WorkSafe New Zealand has reported the first sentencing decision under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 this week. The decision is the first guidance available about the interpretation of the Act... >

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. >

YOUR SAVVY LAWYER | 03 May 2017

Sweeney Todd

Last month WorkSafe entered into an Enforceable Undertaking Agreement with St Kentigern College, following an incident at the school's 2016 production of Sweeney Todd where two students had their throats cut with a razor... >

YOUR SAVVY LAWYER | 10 Apr 2017

Anti-money laundering

Lawyers, you should take note that the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill (the Bill) could be passed as early as June this year. New Zealand Lawyers need to prepare for this. >

YOUR SAVVY LAWYER | 21 Feb 2017

New construction rules

The changes apply to commercial construction contracts entered into or renewed from Friday, 31 March 2017 where retention monies are required from subcontractors.  Are you ready? >