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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
09/02/2012 |
The 1990’s legislation which means tested the over 65’s for rest home and hospital care precipitated an avalanche of discretionary family Trusts. Set up by middle New Zealanders to protect...
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02/02/2012 |
Are you buying or selling a unit title property?  If so, you need to know about the new requirements for the seller to disclose certain information about the property to...
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13/12/2011 |
What makes this country what it is, is the number of trees that decorate our towns and countryside. But these specimens of nature can also have a detrimental effect in...
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12/12/2011 |
As you may be aware, on the 1st of October 2011 the Government abolished gift duty for which the consideration was natural love and affection. The repeal of gift duty...
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03/11/2011 |
Buying an existing business is an important financial decision and should not be rushed. With assistance from your accountant and lawyer, you should carefully consider all aspects of the business...
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