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Latest Articles
08/03/2017 |
An Agreement to Lease  is a binding contract between the landlord of a commercial property and a prospective tenant, outlining the basic details of the lease. It is a preliminary...
02/02/2017 |
The below submission was written by Peter Smith and submitted in December 2016 to The Trusts Bill Consultation Team at the Ministry of Justice in response to a draft Bill...
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...
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...
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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