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Fine Print

Published three times a year. Fineprint is NZ LAW's flagship publication with wide-ranging articles.

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Commercial eSpeaking

Covering in-depth business law issues, this newsletter is distributed three times a year to member firms' commercial clients.

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Trust eSpeaking

Published two times a year. Covers stories of interest to trustees and professionals advising on asset protection and trusts.

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Property Speaking

Published three times a year. Keeping property investors and owners abreast of current property issues.

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Rural eSpeaking

Covers stories of interest to farmers and those working in the rural sector, in matters relating to New Zealand's heartland.

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If you would to talk with a lawyer on any of the topics covered in any five of our client newsletters.

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Articles

Published 5th October 2018 by Kimberly Lawrence, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

For wills to be valid they must comply with a number of legal formalities; they must be in writing and there must be two witnesses who must attest to the...

Published 10th September 2018 by Corcoran French

We all know that people can sometimes say things in the heat of the moment which, on reflection, they didn’t really mean.

Published 10th September 2018 by Alyssa Dunlop, Simpson Western

In light of Ebert Construction’s recent receivership, not taking protective measures opens subcontractors up to recovery and enforcement issues.

Published 10th September 2018 by Jess Collett, Norris Ward McKinnon

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the European Union (EU) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and applies globally.

Published 23rd August 2018 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

Biosecurity issues never seem to be far from the news these days. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for biosecurity in New Zealand and gets its powers in relation...

Published 23rd August 2018 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

Our ability to access the ‘great outdoors’ in New Zealand is seen as something of a citizen’s right.

Published 23rd August 2018 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole

A reminder that since 1 July 2018 all lawyers have been required to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009.

Published 14th August 2018 by Jane Fletcher, Downie Stewart

Flat leases are really ‘residential tenancy agreements’. Agreements should be in writing, however, an unwritten agreement can sometimes be enforced.

Published 14th August 2018 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

When setting a fee we need to consider many things but, ultimately, the fee we charge to you must be fair and reasonable – for us both.

Published 14th August 2018 by Andrew Bright, RMY Legal

Low-income homeowners or homeowners in low-income areas could be eligible for the new government grant to assist in keeping their homes warm in winter.