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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
13/08/2014 |
With the introduction of the new REAA code, there is an obligation placed on agents to be able to understand titles and any registered interests on the titles of all...
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07/08/2014 |
What is a deed of distribution? An irrevocable Deed of Distribution is a deed binding on the trustees requiring them to distribute all or part of the trust assets to...
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29/07/2014 |
The best professional advice I can give anyone looking to buy a business is to get advice before, during and after the transaction. There is no single best way to...
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23/07/2014 |
The District Court deals with civil claims for up to $200,000. Any claim smaller than $15,000 is normally heard by the Disputes Tribunal.Any claim must be made within 6 years...
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24/06/2014 |
Real estate agents, vendors, lawyers and even tenants all have a role to play in ensuring purchasers can take possession of houses without fuss on settlement day.Vendors generally know they...
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