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Published 2nd July 2018 by Gillian Stuart, Aspiring Law

Questions you shouldn’t ask job applicants 

An employment minefield.  In the lead-up to the 2017 election, broadcaster Mark Richardson caused an uproar when he asked the then Leader of the Opposition, Jacinda Ardern, if she had plans to have children. The commonly-held view was that this question was outrageous. While a broadcaster has the liberty to ask a range of questions, an employer or potential employer cannot ask this.

Published 2nd July 2018 by Angela Stafford, Wain & Naysmith

Inherited debt? What if your parents die broke?

Published 2nd July 2018 by Anonymous

As you will already be aware from our article in the Autumn edition of Fineprint, from 1 July 2018 all law firms must comply with the requirements of the Anti-Money...

Published 21st May 2018 by Anonymous

There would be nothing worse than finding the perfect location, deciding on a business name and launching into trading, only to receive a letter six months later to say that...

Published 21st May 2018 by Geraldine Biggs, Corcoran French

Compensation awards for employees who have suffered emotional harm in the workplace have traditionally been low, which has been favourable for employers facing claims by employees.Recently, however, compensation amounts have...

Published 21st May 2018 by Adrienne Olsen, Adroite Communications


Published 8th May 2018 by Catherine Donaldson, Wilkinson Rodgers Lawyers

To talk further about any of the topics we’ve covered, or indeed any property matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us – our details are above.

Published 8th May 2018 by Hamish Kennedy, Knapps Lawyers

Property investors will be familiar with the bright-line test where there are potential tax issues if a residential rental property is owned for less than two years before it is sold.

Published 8th May 2018 by Hamish Kennedy, Knapps Lawyers

As you will no doubt be aware, from 1 July 2018 all law firms will be subject to the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Act...

Published 8th May 2018 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

The final step before you settle your property purchase is to undertake a ‘pre-purchase inspection’. This gives you the right (under the contract you signed) to inspect the property one...