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By Andrew Oh
The Act comes into force on 1 September 2017, with an increasing shift towards user-friendly and modernised legislation.
By Aaron Sherriff
A direct agreement empowers the financier to step in and complete the construction project if the developer defaults.
By Brian Nathan
Under proposed changes, NZ employees could make a pay equity claim if they consider there is a disparity in pay for work.
By Bruce Patterson
A recent case has again highlighted the importance of clear drafting in relation to lease provisions.
By Brian Nathan
In many cases, the key to resolving any issues that might arise is clear, prompt and honest communication on both sides.
By Brian Nathan
Prattley challenged the settlement on the basis that they were mistaken about how indemnity should be calculated.
By Aaron Sherriff
This judgment considered the extent of the damage, construction methods and exemplary damages claims against the insurer.
By Aaron Sherriff
A new standard, NZS 8510:2017, brings clarity to testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties.
By Chris Linton, Helen Scott
The Paper is an excellent and accessible summary of opportunities presented by fintech for the financial services sector.
By Paul Calder
The new national framework for managing earthquake prone buildings will bring a consistent approach across New Zealand.
By Katrina Hammon
This focus follows an increase in the maximum penalties for misleading and deceptive conduct and false representations.
By Brian Nathan
Earlier this month, Parliament passed the Education (Update) Amendment Bill.
By Brian Nathan
There is yet to be a prosecution under New Zealand's HSWA, but section 34 HSWA mirrors s46 of the Australian legislation.
By Jonathan Scragg
This update aims to alert clients and to suggest ways to protect their businesses in relation to these ransomware events.
By Chris Linton, Helen Scott
We discuss some of the risks and challenges posed by smart contracts, blockchain and DLT.
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