News

25/10/2018
bret head This case provides important lessons for both owners of brand names and those choosing names for new ventures.
Read more >>
23/10/2018
Jennifer-Edwardsthumb.jpg If you’re a residential property investor with tenants, what are your options if your tenant stops paying their rent? Experienced property law specialist, Jennifer Edwards outlines your options with Tenancy Services under the Residential Tenancies Act in her latest article What Can You Do If Your Residential Tenant Doesn’t Pay Their...
Read more >>
26/07/2018
Smith-and-Partners-Square-Logo.jpg Internet scammers and hackers are getting more and more sophisticated, and harder and harder for even the most technology savvy to identify.
Read more >>
21/06/2018
If so, there are some important changes to our procedures that you need to know about.From 1 July 2018, Smith and Partners’ trustee companies will be subject to the rules and procedures in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“AML Act”).The purpose of the AML Act is primarily to prevent proceeds of crime being laundered through lawyer’s trust accounts.In order to prevent this, the New Zealand Government now imposes a number of new obligations on all trustee companies.To ensure we are compliant with our new AML obligations, and to discharge our obligations as trustee, we will no longer be able to sign documentation as your trustee without you making an appointment.At your scheduled appointment time, we will sit down with you to discuss your trust’s circumstances and to fully understand the nature and purpose of the documentation that needs to be signed, before we can sign the same.If Smith and Partners is not currently undertaking any other work for you, then we will need to open a file.
Read more >>
13/06/2018
From 1 July 2018, lawyers are subject to the rules and procedures in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“AML Act”). 
Read more >>

1 2 Next >>