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29/02/2012
elizabeththunb6 Do you want your new employee to be covered by a 90 day trial period?  If so, you need to meet certain procedural requirements to ensure the trial period is valid.  Our employment law team outlines the latest case law and its impact on you in 90 day trial periods - further clarification from Employment Court.
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23/02/2012
wadethumb4 If you're buying a house with someone - whether it's your spouse, partner, business associate, friend or sibling, you need to understand the two different types of ownership.  Wade Hansen, head of our property team, explains what these terms mean and why you would choose each one in What is the...
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22/02/2012
If you're thinking about building or renovating, you need to be aware of changes to the Building Act.  These changes affect who you can hire to design, build or supervise your building or renovation work. Our property law team explain the changes and their impact on you in Before you build...
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16/02/2012
carolynnews2 Signing up to live in a retirement village or complex can seem like a daunting process – it’s very different to buying a regular home and it’s important you understand all the details of the contract you are signing – our expert on Retirement Village Law, Carolyn Ranson, lays out...
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09/02/2012
Peter Smith 3 The New Zealand Government has asked the Law Commission to suggest changes to trust law that will make administration easier and disputes simpler and cheaper to resolve.  Read Peter Smith’s take on the issues papers published by The Law Commission in its review of the law of trusts – Changes...
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