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

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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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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 23rd July 2019 by Angela Stafford, Wain & Naysmith

Risk of hefty penalties if you don’t
There are plenty of war stories about recordkeeping blunders. Think of offices crammed with paper, ‘lost’ documents, fireplace filing systems and online voids.

Section 194(1) of the Companies Act 1993 requires boards to keep correct accounting records. Records are supposed to ‘speak for themselves’ and allow the company’s financial position to be determined at any time with reasonable accuracy. Failure to keep proper records can badly hurt your business.

Published 5th June 2019 by Adrienne Olsen

As expected the government’s The Wellbeing Budget, presented by the Minister of Finance, the Hon Grant Robertson, on 30 May focussed very much on mental health and child wellbeing.

Published 20th May 2019 by Bayley Roylance, RMY Legal

Help to get your foot in the door
The purchase of your first home may be more in reach than you think. In 2018, the government aligned the purchase price limits of existing first home buyer schemes with the newly-launched KiwiBuild programme. As a first home buyer, or an eligible ‘second-chancer’, you could use these schemes to help you into your new home, sooner.

 

Published 9th April 2019 by Catherine Donaldson, Wilkinson Rodgers Lawyers

Getting help when you have difficulties with your insurer or financial services provider
The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman office (IFSO) was established in 1995 to help consumers who were in dispute with their insurers or financial services providers.

The IFSO is a free, independent entity to which you can lodge a complaint regarding the conduct and decisions of insurance and financial services providers, once you have exhausted that provider’s internal complaints procedures.

Published 30th November 2018 by Simpson Western

New Zealand’s ageing population has created a boom for retirement villages, with record numbers being developed.

Published 9th May 2017 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

By now, most first home buyers are aware that they can use a portion of their KiwiSaver balance to contribute towards the equity in their house purchase.

Published 3rd December 2015 by Wilkinson Rodgers Lawyers

Make sure you have a current Will – make an End of Year resolution

Published 23rd January 2015 by Jamie Rae, Edmonds Marshall

Guarantees are a common form of credit enhancement often required by banks and other lenders before they will provide finance, including loan advances.

Published 23rd January 2015 by Andrew Wallace, Lowndes Jordan

On 1 December 2014 the second phase of the implementation of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 came into force.