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Rural eSpeaking - Summer 2020/21

Welcome to the Summer, and final, edition of Rural eSpeaking for 2020. We hope you find the articles in this e-newsletter are both interesting and useful. If you would like to talk further about any of the topics we have covered in this edition, or indeed any other legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us. In this issue: Investment in farming: A focus on syndicated farm investmentsThe finite supply of water: Water easementsOver the fence: Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill - submissions ...

January 25, 2021

Fineprint - Summer 2020/21 Issue

Fineprint is NZ Law's flagship publication with wide-ranging articles covering business law, dispute resolution, family law, rural issues and Wills and trusts.In this issue:Directorships mean significant obligations: Hefty consequences for getting it wrong when company was in financial distressHoliday houses: Rules for both owners and rentersWe're buying a house together: Time for a contracting out agreement?Building a fence in town...

January 25, 2021

Trust eSpeaking - Spring 2020 Edition

Covers stories of interest to trustees and professionals advising on asset protection and trusts, and also includes commentary on recent case law. In this edition: Legal documents during lockdown: Best to sign after lockdown to avoid later complicationsTrustee's decisions: decision-making can be affected by decision-biasRelationship Property Claims: Sign a contracting out agreement...

September 1, 2020

Rural eSpeaking - Winter 2020 Edition

The Rural eSpeak publication covers stories of interest to farmers and those working in the rural sector, professionals advising agricultural client as well as people who are interested in matters relating to New Zealand's heartland.  In this edition: Rural leases: COVID and access issues to landNational Environmental Standard for Freshwater 2020Tougher firearms legislation now in place with The Arms Legislation Act 2020Government changes to temporary work visa processNew environment l...

June 1, 2020

Property eSpeaking - Winter 2020 Edition

Keeping property owners abreast of current property issues.  Property also includes commentary on recent case law. In this edition: Commercial lease post-COVID: Clause 27.5 and inability to access premiseResidential tenancies post-COVID: some temporary changes Healthy homes standards complianceCommercial landlord alert - changes for non-payment of rentMortgages and loans for property owners...

June 1, 2020

Commercial eSpeaking - Winter 2020 Edition

Welcome to the Winter edition of Commercial eSpeaking. This edition, of necessity, focuses very much on the implications to business from COVID-19. We hope you find these articles to be useful. In this edition: The Wellbeing Budget 2020: Rebuilding togetherGovernment’s COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme: not a “gift” - there are employer obligationsDebt recovery processCOVID-19 can be “frustrating”“Safe harbour” for directors...

June 1, 2020

Fineprint - Winter 2020 Issue

Fineprint is NZ Law's flagship publication with wide-ranging articles covering business law, dispute resolution, family law, rural issues and Wills and trusts.In this issue:Emission control: What the Zero Carbon Act means for businessOur new normal post-COVIDCharities in New ZealandPrivacy in an ever-evolving digital age: New Privacy ActPostscript...

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