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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
21/10/2016 |
Clients from time to time enquire about the efficacy of Trading Trusts.  The Trust Deed that establishes a Trading Trust is very similar to a discretionary family trust Deed with...
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21/09/2016 |
The consequences of a vendor dying after a sale and purchase agreement has been signed, but before the settlement date depends on how the property was held. Settlement cannot...
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15/09/2016 |
A management buyout is when employees of a business – usually executive directors and/or managers purchase the business.What are the other options for selling a business?A management buyout is just...
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14/09/2016 |
Selling your house by private sale (without the aid of a real estate agent) is becoming more common in New Zealand. If you are considering selling your house by private...
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31/08/2016 |
Are you already in a “de facto relationship” in the eyes of New Zealand law and you don’t even realise?New Zealand law defines a de facto relationship as being between...
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