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.

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
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...
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...
15/01/2013 |
One of the outcomes of the global financial crises and the effect that it has had on our economy is the increase in mortgagee sales. A mortgagee sale is usually...
10/10/2012 |
Separating from your partner is a painful time, and there can be many things to think about and organise. It is easy to overlook the legal steps you should take...
27/09/2012 |
If you have been named as an executor of someone’s last will it is often unclear what must be done when that person has died, and what responsibilities are expected of...

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