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

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

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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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Articles

Published 30th January 2019 by Nicola Russ, Simpson Western

High Court provides useful guidance for subcontractors.

The collapse last year of Ebert Construction Limited took many in the construction industry by surprise, particularly its subcontractors who were owed retention moneys

Published 30th January 2019 by Norris Ward McKinnon

Directors have personal liability for company debt in liquidation

A recent decision in the Court of Appeal[1] has made a director liable for almost $500,000 of company debt due to the company’s failure to keep adequate accounting records. The decision highlights the importance for directors to understand their duties under the Companies Act 1993. The Act requires directors to ensure that the company keeps proper financial records.

Published 30th January 2019 by Norris Ward McKinnon

With the rise of technology, it is usually easier and faster for an agreement or terms to be accepted electronically, as opposed to the traditional signing of a physical document. However, how reliable is that electronic signature/acceptance if a dispute arises between the parties?

Published 30th January 2019 by Norris Ward McKinnon

The Tax Working Group (TWG), established by the government to consider the future of tax in New Zealand, intends publishing its recommendations very soon.

This report will follow the TWG’s September 2018 interim report that considered the possible introduction of a capital gains tax (CGT) in New Zealand. The details of how a CGT would work are yet to be clarified, as there are a number of different options that could be taken on implementation and the design detail of such a tax. It is hoped that the TWG’s report will provide further details.

Published 17th December 2018 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

The legal implications of diversifying your farming operationAgri-tourism and food are growing sectors in New Zealand.

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 31st January 2018 by Jess Collett, Norris Ward McKinnon

New tax laws are being introduced to prevent multinationals from avoiding tax by shifting profits out of New Zealand.

Published 31st January 2018 by Jess Collett, Norris Ward McKinnon

Health and safety in the workplace has been brought into the spotlight over the past decade to refocus employers’ attention to ensure the safety of their staff.

Published 31st January 2018 by Jess Collett, Norris Ward McKinnon

Your business website is a powerful tool for engaging potential and existing customers, and for collecting useful data.

Published 7th September 2017 by Jess Collett, Norris Ward McKinnon

The use of closed circuit television (CCTV) and/or security cameras are useful security tools for businesses to deter unwanted behaviour and identify wrongdoers.