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  • E-Dealing

    December 2015

    Another reason for us to be vigilantIn our Winter 2015 newsletter we commented on “Potential Fraud Issues” and particularly “the need for photographic identification” for land transactions. All such property transactions are now dealt with by a process called “E-dealing” through ...

  • Property Sharing Agreements

    December 2015

    When and why you need them? A Property Sharing Agreement is a contract created between two or more owners of a property. This type of agreement is common where friends, family or business colleagues intend to purchase a property together and ...

  • Trustees and Powers of Attorney

    December 2015

    Trustees’ Obligations & Breach of Trust with Power of AttorneyA recent High Court decision considered a claim for breach of trust in the context of the use of a General Power of Attorney by a Trustee. A Trustee had made a ...

  • Beware Of Repossession

    September 2015

    The risks when purchasing second-hand motor vehiclesWe often have enquiries regarding the purchase of second-hand motor vehicles and the possibility (and sometimes the reality) that the motor vehicle has been reported by a previous owner as having been stolen sometime previously.The ...

  • Executors and Trustees of Wills

    September 2015

    Their roles and responsibilities.All of us should have a Will. Having a Will ensures that our wishes regarding our property and how that property is treated after our death is clearly set out for our loved ones. A key part of ...

  • Should I have Enduring Powers of Attorney?

    September 2015

    Irrespective of age or marital status it is highly recommended you have Enduring Powers of Attorney. For many, the last thing that you would want, in the event of your having a serious accident or health issue where you lost legal ...

  • Buyers need to check for Unconsented Additions

    September 2015

    One of the steps any property buyer should take is to check to see if the buildings and additions on the property were properly permitted or consented by the local council. And while it may not dissuade you from buying a ...

  • Kiwisaver

    September 2015

    The Things You Ought To KnowKiwisaver has two features to help you buy your first home: The Kiwisaver Home Start Grant The Kiwisaver First Home Withdrawal. Kiwisaver Home Start GrantThis was introduced on 1 April 2015 replacing the Kiwisaver First Home Deposit Subsidy. Like ...

  • Unfair Contract Terms

    March 2015

    In our Winter 2014 Business Law Update we summarised the main changes to the consumer protection laws that are likely to affect businesses with effect from 17 March 2015. Of the various aspects of the new regime, one area that is ...

  • Is it okay to swear at your boss?

    March 2015

    The need for Employers to follow “proper process” in all respects.Mr G was employed as a forklift driver for a period of three years up to his dismissal for serious misconduct. Mr G was dismissed for “using threatening language” towards his ...

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