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Written by our experienced lawyers, our library houses a wealth of information on all kinds of legal topics affecting private individuals, New Zealand businesses, charitable trusts and family trusts.

Articles
In our Articles section you’ll find a huge archive of articles on every day legal issues arranged by topic – Property Law, Litigation, Wills and Trusts, Family Law, Business & Commercial Law, Estates, Elder Law and Employment Law. Each of these articles has been written by one of the lawyers here at Smith and Partners and designed to help you understand the kinds of legal issues that affect you. Below you can find a teaser of our most recently published articles.

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Latest Articles
12/07/2017 |
A letter of demand is a letter sent by a creditor to a person or business that owes that creditor money, when the debtor (the one who owes the money)...
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28/06/2017 |
When you start up a new business you may not think that your business name or logo has any great value.You may think that branding is more about larger businesses.But,...
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21/06/2017 |
The Story of Two Hand-Written Wills Done On The Same Day (With No Legal Advice Obtained)Hand written wills and do-it-yourself “will kits” can seem like a cost effective option compared...
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14/06/2017 |
Are you a New Zealand citizen living overseas and looking to buy property “back home”?Overseas Investment Office Requirements (OIA)If you are a New Zealand citizen, but live overseas, you are...
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07/06/2017 |
So you’ve found your dream home and it is a house and land package, how does the finance work?The key thing to remember with any building contract (which includes house...
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