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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
29/03/2017 |
Separated parents looking to relocate internationally (move overseas) with children is becoming more and more frequent, and the question often becomes, if I live in “x” country and I want...
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21/03/2017 |
The  Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 has been implemented progressively since 1 December 2015, changing the face of dispute resolution arising from construction contracts in New Zealand. The new...
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16/03/2017 |
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 has been amended so that each individual Council can now decide whether or not retailers in their Districts can open on Easter Sunday.The key...
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08/03/2017 |
An Agreement to Lease  is a binding contract between the landlord of a commercial property and a prospective tenant, outlining the basic details of the lease. It is a preliminary...
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02/02/2017 |
The below submission was written by Peter Smith and submitted in December 2016 to The Trusts Bill Consultation Team at the Ministry of Justice in response to a draft Bill...
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