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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.

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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
25/10/2018 |
In early 2017, the well-known New Zealand company Trade Me Limited (Trade Me) opposed the registration of three trade marks being sought by the New Zealand media organisation NZME. Publishing...
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17/10/2018 |
So you want to sublease part of your commercial tenancy, what do you need to think about?  Consent for the subleaseThe first thing you should do is check your lease to...
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14/10/2018 |
The festive season can be a challenging time of year for employers as you try to grapple with the complexities of the Holidays Act and understand employee entitlements. We set...
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11/10/2018 |
A Tenant not paying their rent on time, or in full, is a breach of the tenancy agreement and the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Under this legislation Tenants must pay...
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18/07/2018 |
The KiwiSaver First Home Withdrawal scheme helps first home buyers purchase residential property in New Zealand. For first home buyers a KiwiSaver withdrawal can be a great kick start...
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