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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.

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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
17/04/2013 |
The details contained in a LIM (Land Information Memorandum) report often have a significant impact on whether or not you purchase a property. A LIM contains information about protected trees...
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09/04/2013 |
 A person’s Will is an extremely important document and it must be well looked after.  Even a copy of a person’s last Will can only be released to authorised persons. ...
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09/04/2013 |
Recent high profile legal cases (for example the case involving the Financial Markets Authority and Mark Hotchin) and the abolition of gift duty highlight the need for higher standards of...
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13/03/2013 |
Every employee in NZ must have a written employment agreement.  If you employ staff and you do not have a written agreement in place you might be liable for a...
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12/02/2013 |
There are many factors that might lead an employer to consider a restructure of the workplace. Two examples are reduced revenues due to an economic downturn, or a change in...
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