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Proposed changes to insurance contract law - what you need to know
MBIE has released an Options Paper, setting out options being considered for three key areas of insurance contract law.
New Zealand
18 May 2019
Penalty clauses in contracts: New Zealand adopts the disproportionality test
Contracting parties should be mindful of all their interests and avoid clauses which are punitive rather than protective.
New Zealand
17 May 2019
IT outsourcing contracts – five tips for SMEs
Outsourcing has now become normal at all levels of the economy, but failures can hit small to medium enterprises hardest.
New Zealand
15 Jan 2019
Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017- implications for insurers
All insurance policy documents should be reviewed and updated by 1 September 2017 to comply with the CCLA. with the CCLA.
New Zealand
31 Aug 2017
Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017
The Act comes into force on 1 September 2017, with an increasing shift towards user-friendly and modernised legislation.
New Zealand
15 Aug 2017
Court of Appeal decision confirms that direct payment agreements can provide protection from voidable transactions
A direct agreement empowers the financier to step in and complete the construction project if the developer defaults.
New Zealand
13 Aug 2017
Part 2 - Smart contracts, blockchain and distributed ledger technology: implications for business
We discuss some of the risks and challenges posed by smart contracts, blockchain and DLT.
New Zealand
23 Apr 2017
Construction contracts retentions - a new regime from 31 March 2017
This new retention scheme is designed to safeguard retention money in the event of insolvency of the holding party.
New Zealand
23 Mar 2017
Adjudication of disputes under the Construction Contracts Act 2002
The Act establishes a complete process for the adjudication of a dispute between the parties to a construction contract.
New Zealand
27 Feb 2017
The payment claim process under the Construction Contracts Act 2002
The Act allows the parties to the construction contract to agree on express terms for payment of the construction work.
New Zealand
9 Feb 2017
A summary of the Construction Contracts Act 2002
This Act applies to all contracts relating to either commercial or residential construction work in New Zealand.
New Zealand
8 Dec 2016
Facebook Marketplace launches in New Zealand – consumer rights at law or a virtual handshake?
Online marketplaces or auction sites, such as Ebay and Trade Me, see millions of transactions every year.
New Zealand
23 Oct 2016
Getting Married? You need to read this
Couples often overlook important legal 'housekeeping' matters that should be attended to prior to the big wedding day.
New Zealand
21 Apr 2016
The Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Christchurch v RFD Investments Ltd (in receivership) (in liquidation): compensation for land
The case considers who is entitled to compensation for land compulsorily acquired for one of the city's anchor projects.
New Zealand
6 Nov 2015
Construction Contracts Amendment Bill passed
The changes will affect everyone in the industry, from principals to contractors, architects, engineers and surveyors.
New Zealand
26 Oct 2015
The fine print on new unfair contract terms provisions
Draft guidelines have been released with regard to unfair contract terms provisions for consumer goods and services.
New Zealand
22 Aug 2014
Residential Building Contracts - implied warranties
Implied warranties for residential building work have now been greatly expanded into most sale and purchase contracts.
New Zealand
26 Feb 2014
Residential Building Contracts - new documentation requirements
There are mandatory disclosure requirements and minimum contractual requirements for all residential building contracts.
New Zealand
26 Feb 2014
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