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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
18/06/2013 |
 Over half of New Zealand retirement villages offer potential residents an occupation right agreement as the legal title for their unit, villa or apartment.  But what is an occupation right agreement?...
12/06/2013 |
We often hear that people think that a trustee of a family trust can simply be removed from the trust if the other trustees vote and agree on the matter....
29/05/2013 |
Purchasing a property can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do.  It can be even more stressful if you have no idea what you’re supposed to do...
23/05/2013 |
  If you have been asked to guarantee part or all of a loan for a family member, you need to be fully aware of the risks and liabilities involved with...
08/05/2013 |
There is no legal requirement that a person change their surname and take on that of their spouse or partner when they marry or enter into a civil union.  The...

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