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Can you be charged for drunk 'lime-ing'?

November 29 2018 We've all seen the latest craze to hit our streets, the black and green Lime electric scooters. Whether you're for or against them zooming along our…

Businesses can still use the Consumer Guarantees Act

March 21 2019 What the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the CGA) does is insert some basic guarantees into every contract for the supply of consumer goods or services…

The dangers of pre-employment trials

February 11 2019 Pre-employment trials can be a useful way to determine whether an employee is suitable for the job. Often, candidates can look good on paper or in an…

What can be done about mistakes made in contracts?

March 6 2019 It is very common for clients to find out that their contract doesn't actually say what they intended, or that they have made a mistake in it. The law…

The Trusts Bill - what does it mean for you as a trustee?

January 22 2019 Historically, trusts have been an extremely popular asset planning tool in New Zealand. With no register of trusts, the exact number of trusts is…

An Alternative to Bankruptcy

April 11 2019 When a debtor has multiple creditors, often it seems as if there is no alternative but to throw in the towel and file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy does…

Left out? Challenging a Will

April 5 2019 Accompanying the increase in blended families is a corresponding increase in claims by children against the deceased estate of a parent who entered a…

How free is speech on social media?

March 27 2019 Following recent events, some employees are discovering that their social media activity is coming under scrutiny. As an employer, when can you become…

Businesses can still use the Consumer Guarantees Act

March 21 2019 What the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the CGA) does is insert some basic guarantees into every contract for the supply of consumer goods or services…

In a relationship breakup can you get more than 50 percent?

March 14 2019 Recently I had a new client who in our initial meeting said "my friends have told me I can get more than 50% of the assets". How many people going…