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  • Major Reform To Trust Law

    June 2020

    MAJOR REFORM TO TRUST LAW Overview of key changes On 30 January 2021, the Trusts Act 2019 will come into force.  The Act is the most significant change to the law relating to trusts since the enactment of the Trustee Act 1956, some 65 ...

  • The Role Of An Executor

    June 2020

    The Role Of An Executor The process for the discharge or removal of an executor of a WillAn executor of a Will is a person appointed by the Will-maker to administer his or her estate. The duties of an executor are:To administer the estate in ...

  • Covid-19

    June 2020

    “There and back?” As it has been for almost everyone, the Covid-19 pandemic has been the most serious crisis in our respective lifetimes.Events happened so fast through mid-March that there was little time for advance planning.We had organised for “Elder Law Issues” ...

  • What’s New

    March 2020

    The need for “active supervision”The High Court upheld the decision of the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority to suspend SPL’s off-licence for the unlawful sale of alcohol to an underage person.The Court found that the employee concerned, while honestly mistaken, did ...

  • Sole Trader Vs Limited Liability Company - Consideration Of Liability Issues

    March 2020

    When setting up and operating a business careful thought needs to be given to the ownership structure and potential liability. The two most common ownership structures are “sole traders” and “limited liability companies”.Sole TraderA sole trader is a common ownership structure ...

  • Increase To Monetary Jurisdiction Of Disputes Tribunal

    March 2020

    On 29 October 2019, the financial limit of the Disputes Tribunal increased to $30,000. The Tribunal had previously only been able to deal with claims up to $15,000 or $20,000 by the consent of both parties (which was, of course, rarely ...

  • The Role Of An Executor

    March 2020

    The process for the discharge or removal of an executor of a Will By Paul Maskell. Paul is a Partner of our firm leading our Elder Law team. An executor of a Will is a person appointed by the Will-maker to administer his or ...

  • Changes To The Agreement For Sale And Purchase Of Real Estate

    March 2020

    A revised edition of the ADLS Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate is now being used by lawyers and real estate agents. This new edition (the 10th edition) contains some significant changes which both vendors and purchasers need to be ...

  • Enduring Powers Of Attorney - The process of revocation

    March 2020

    We consider it is essential for older clients to have Enduring Powers of Attorney for both Property and Personal Care and Welfare. If your health deteriorates it ensures that you have determined who will be in charge of your affairs and, ...

  • Phil Saunders – A Well Deserved Retirement

    March 2020

    By Paul Maskell (Managing Partner of Inder Lynch) Our Consultant Phil Saunders has retired from our firm and from practice of the law after over 45 years with Inder Lynch. Phil graduated from the University of Auckland in 1971.  After having worked as a ...

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