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Government faces tough delivery challenges in social housing

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 7 2014

National's election win gives it a mandate to push through its proposed social housing reforms without the need for compromise but this does not mean

Maintenance & repair obligations under a commercial lease

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 7 2014

The extent of a tenant's responsibility to maintain and repair their premises under a commercial lease is something that often causes concern for

Court digs new hole for Harcourts Building owner

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 5 2014

Did you hear the one about the man who went to court for the right to demolish an unsafe building and walked out with two unsafe buildings? That is

New Supreme Court insurance case cuts a middle ground

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 4 2014

What cover is there under a material damage policy if the insured property is damaged on more than one occasion during the policy period? In a

Court of Appeal confirms your word is your bond

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2014

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that a promise may become binding, even if non-contractual. The Court did not clearly establish the

Proposed changes seek to clarify terms contract provisions in Victoria

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 28 2014

Is your contract for the sale of land a terms contract? It might be, if proposed changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 currently before the Victorian

Round two local government reform done

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 26 2014

The passage of the Local Government Amendment Act (No 3) in the last week before the House rose for the elections completes the eight point reform

So you think you own your electronic data, do you? Think again

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • July 18 2014

A consensus has emerged from the Courts of Appeal in New Zealand and the UK that digital data is not property for the purposes of the law. The two

No complaints beyond the boundary is it enforceable?

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 11 2014

The Resource Management Act 1991 presumes that land users may undertake any activity provided they do not generate adverse effects on the environment

Overseas Investment Office updates application assessment timeframes

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 10 2014

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) categorises applications it receives for consent under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 into one of three