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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
05/03/2014 |
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...
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...
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...
18/02/2014 |
The complexity of selling residential property after the owner passes away depends on how the property was held – jointly or as tenants in common.You will first need to request...
31/01/2014 |
 The standard sale and purchase agreement designed by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it...

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