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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
02/02/2017 |
The Government has appointed a Trusts Bill Consultation Team to draft a new Trusts Act that legislates for the administration of Trusts. The draft Bill was published in November...
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15/12/2016 |
If you live overseas and you have been appointed as an executor of a New Zealand estate, you are able to fulfil the duties of an executor, but in many...
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14/12/2016 |
Bankruptcy is a legal status for people who cannot repay their debts as they become due. If a person is declared Bankrupt it means that ordinarily the Bankrupt person’s creditors...
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16/11/2016 |
The festive season can be a challenging time of year for employers as you try to grapple with the complexities of the Holidays Act and understand employee entitlements. We set...
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24/10/2016 |
The obligations of a landlord of commercial property are usually set out in the Deed of Lease between the Landlord and Tenant. There are also obligations implied by statute lawAssuming...
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