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Latest Articles
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...
24/08/2016 |
There are some important changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (“CCA”) that come into force on 1 September 2016 and 31 March 2017 that may affect your business.1 September...
06/04/2016 |
 A Contracting Out Agreement is more commonly referred to as a prenup or prenuptial agreement. In New Zealand, The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 ("the Act") says that all relationship property...
29/03/2016 |
A new Bill dealing with zero hour contracts, extending parental leave and setting greater employer obligations has now passed its third reading in Parliament and comes into force on 1...
16/03/2016 |
Completing well documented and timely rent reviews of your commercial property is imperative to achieving profitable commercial property management. Letting rent review dates lapse is common amongst commercial landlords, but...

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