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  • Beneficiaries’ Rights To Information Under The Trusts Act 2019

    September 2020

    This is the second article on the new Trusts Act 2019 with the first article having appeared in the Winter edition of this newsletter. The Trusts Act 2019 (“the Act”) sets out various provisions relating to the disclosure of information to beneficiaries.  The ...

  • Purchasing A Unit Title Property Or Apartment

    September 2020

    Anyone who has had any experience with an Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate will have noticed the different ways that property can be owned in New Zealand. The most common ways of owning property include freehold, cross lease ...

  • Land Covenants

    September 2020

    What to be aware of  Land covenants are registered on the Title to a property by way of an instrument. They create rights and impose obligations on the owner of the property, and in many cases on the owners of the surrounding ...

  • There’s An Easement On My Title!

    September 2020

    When buying a property, one of the things you need to know is whether there are any easements that may affect the title to the property. So, what is an easement?An easement is a legal right created by an instrument registered ...

  • Buying Your First Home

    September 2020

     Buying Your First Home The purchase of your first home can be an exciting chapter in your life. We understand that it can also be a stressful process given the amount of new information and to-do lists. Engaging our specialist property lawyers ...

  • The Risks With Bankruptcy

    June 2020

    The Risks With Bankruptcy It is always a difficult time when you find that you are earning 99c but regularly spending $1.00. If you cannot turn the position around, personal bankruptcy being declared against you looms as a real consequence. Filing for bankruptcy ...

  • Misrepresentations In A Commercial Context

    June 2020

    Misrepresentations In A Commercial Context Considering an important recent case The Court of Appeal judgement in CA Bushline Trustees Ltd v ANZ Bank NZ Ltd contains some useful guidelines for how the Courts are dealing with claims where there are allegations of misrepresentations ...

  • “Force Majeure”, Frustration Of Contract And Covid-19 Issues

    June 2020

    “Force Majeure”, Frustration Of Contract And Covid-19 Issues “Force majeure” is a French term that is commonly inserted into commercial contracts to cover a wide variety of unexpected circumstances. The term equates to the phrase – “Act of God”. If an event ...

  • Police And The “Implied Licence” To Enter Private Property

    June 2020

    Police And The “Implied Licence” To Enter Private Property Under the Land Transport Act, police officers have the power to enter private property, by force if necessary, for the purposes of carrying out breath testing procedures in certain specific circumstances where they are in ...

  • 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 ...


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