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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
19/06/2014 |
An executor is ultimately responsible for carrying out the terms of your Will and ensuring your estate is distributed efficiently. An executor has a range of legal responsibilities including disposing...
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29/05/2014 |
There are a number of things that you should consider when looking to buy a commercial property. Some are the same as when you are buying a standard residential home,...
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15/05/2014 |
New Zealanders are very entrepreneurial, and small to medium businesses dominate our business landscape.  Almost all of us will consider starting a business at some point in our lives, but...
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01/05/2014 |
A Memorandum of Wishes is a document in which the settlor (person who creates the trust) sets out for the trustees of a trust how they want the trust managed...
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24/04/2014 |
Coming to terms with the death of a loved one can be made much more difficult by disagreements regarding the distribution of their assets.  Even if there is a valid...
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