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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
29/02/2012 |
Do you want your new employee to be covered by a 90 day trial period?  If so, you need to meet certain procedural requirements to ensure the trial period is...
23/02/2012 |
When you purchase your property with your partner or other co-owners, it is important to consider how you 'own' your property and be described on the title to your property. ...
22/02/2012 |
From 1 March 2012, changes to the Building Act 2004 means that critical building work, known as Restricted Building Work, must be completed by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). This...
16/02/2012 |
 Retirement villages can offer peace of mind and a great lifestyle but the legalities of the process and understanding the future implications can be daunting. Expert friendly advice, that is...
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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