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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
20/06/2012 |
The Charities Amendment Act 2012 has made some important amendments to the Charities Act, including adding the definition of an officer.Definition of OfficerThe definition of officer under the Act has...
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12/06/2012 |
Whether it is to be the family home or an investment, buying property has a big impact on your financial future. It is important that you ensure you have all...
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07/06/2012 |
Few people realise the importance of setting up enduring powers of attorney.  Enduring powers of attorney are especially important for the elderly, but it is an unfortunate fact of life...
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05/06/2012 |
Mediation has become the default ‘first port of call’ in employment disputes.  One reason is certainly cost but the other is that the Employment Relations Act 2000 and Employment Relations...
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31/05/2012 |
It is increasingly common for client to report that they didn’t try to protect themselves from the equal sharing provisions of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 because they had heard...
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