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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
12/03/2014 |
Although a party cannot be legally represented in the Disputes Tribunal hearing, a lawyer can still assist parties by giving them guidance; drafting Disputes Tribunal claim forms; drafting responses to...
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12/03/2014 |
Negotiating the terms of a lease is just like negotiating any other legal agreement. Both parties will have deal breakers and both will have points they're willing to concede on....
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05/03/2014 |
The Law Commission has released its report on the review of the law of trusts.  While recommendations have not yet been made law, the proposed changes are likely to proceed...
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26/02/2014 |
 Whether you are looking to free up money tied up in your current property or simply no longer need your large family home, it is important you carefully consider all...
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19/02/2014 |
No two building contracts are exactly the same.  But there are a few key points that we think should be discussed with the building company in every case – there...
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