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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
05/02/2018 |
The New Zealand Welcome Home Loan is a scheme managed by Housing New Zealand to help people who are capable of mortgage repayments but are unable to save for a...
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01/02/2018 |
A Deed of Lease is the formal document entered into for a commercial property by the tenant and landlord after an Agreement to Lease is signed. It is prepared based...
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29/01/2018 |
A legal boundary adjustment is classified as a subdivision by the Resource Management Act. This means that you will need to: • engage a surveyor; • apply for a resource consent which is lodged...
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29/01/2018 |
Cancellation of a contract is a very serious decision to make and one that can have far reaching consequences for both parties particularly if the cancellation is ultimately found to...
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24/01/2018 |
A “cash out” or “escape clause” is inserted in an agreement for sale and purchase to enable the vendor to give notice to the purchaser that they have another signed...
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