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Practical legal help with doing business in New Zealand If you want a reputable, well-established corporate/commercial law firm to act for you and…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 11 Apr 2019

An Alternative to Bankruptcy

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…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 5 Apr 2019

Left out? Challenging a Will

Accompanying the increase in blended families is a corresponding increase in claims by children against the deceased estate of a parent who entered a…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 27 Mar 2019

How free is speech on social media?

Following recent events, some employees are discovering that their social media activity is coming under scrutiny. As an employer, when can you become…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 21 Mar 2019

Businesses can still use the Consumer Guarantees Act

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…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 14 Mar 2019

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

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…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 12 Mar 2019

Who is an 'Overseas Person' under the OIA?

Pursuant to the amended Overseas Investment Act (OIA) which came into effect from 22 October 2018, the purchase of residential property by an…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 6 Mar 2019

What can be done about mistakes made in contracts?

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…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 1 Mar 2019

Trusts following death or divorce

The Court effectively held that whatever the spouses' stated intentions may be regarding a trust's purpose, if the trust's…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 21 Feb 2019

Married at first sight - what will that cost?

Everyone loves a good romance story but what does it mean when the relationship ends as quickly as it started? A marriage which ends before its third…
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Martelli McKegg Lawyers | New Zealand | 17 Feb 2019

When can you have more than one welfare guardian?

The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 allows the Court to appoint a "welfare guardian" for a person who has lost the capacity to…
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