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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
19/12/2014 |
What happens to this power when I die?Most people with a discretionary family trusts realise that a trustee’s role is to make decisions regarding the trust and generally to carry...
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12/12/2014 |
Richard and Sally are a couple looking to buy their first property in Auckland. The only problem is that house prices are reaching record highs and many houses are way...
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28/11/2014 |
 With new retirement villages springing up all over Auckland we have had a number of clients looking to purchase their ‘right to occupy’ or 'occupation right' off the plans.  Although...
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28/11/2014 |
  From Jan. 1, 2015 new laws regarding consumer protection measures will be coming into effect, according to the NZ’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s website.“These new laws, which are...
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14/11/2014 |
Harry’s father was diagnosed with Alzeihmer’s five years ago. It was not until recently that Harry noticed a real decline in his father’s memory and ability to carry on conversation....
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