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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
11/04/2019 |
New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme (“ACC”),[1] established by the 1967 Woodhouse Report, is social insurance. It provides a fair and efficient means of compensation for New Zealand citizens who suffer...
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05/04/2019 |
Easter and Anzac Day trading can be a challenging time of year as business owners as you decide whether you can (or want to) open during that period and as...
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22/03/2019 |
Employment law has steadily developed over the years to reflect a change in society’s attitude to the employment relationship from being one of master and servant to one where the...
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25/10/2018 |
In early 2017, the well-known New Zealand company Trade Me Limited (Trade Me) opposed the registration of three trade marks being sought by the New Zealand media organisation NZME. Publishing...
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17/10/2018 |
So you want to sublease part of your commercial tenancy, what do you need to think about?  Consent for the subleaseThe first thing you should do is check your lease to...
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