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Published 15th June 2015 by Hamish Davies, Corcoran French

Despite a post-quake construction boom in Christchurch, an unprecedented number of building firms are going bust.

Published 15th June 2015 by Wilkinson Rodgers Lawyers

This year’s Budget, delivered on 21 May, contained few surprises and, generally speaking, little of significance for business.

Published 15th June 2015 by Lowndes Jordan

The recently introduced Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 has completely overhauled New Zealand’s capital markets and financial services laws.

Published 15th June 2015 by Lowndes Jordan

If you are a director of a company in a corporate group, a recent High Court decision should serve as a timely reminder of the need to preserve each company’s...

Published 13th April 2015 by Barbara McDermott, Norris Ward McKinnon

When you bought your land, your lawyer will have sent you a search copy of the title to your property as recorded on the register at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

Published 13th April 2015 by Odette Cottle, Norris Ward McKinnon

Changes to the standard form of the Auckland District Law Society (ADLS) Deed of Lease now make it possible for landlords to review the annual rent payable by either a...

Published 13th April 2015 by Nic Popham, Cruickshank Pryde

For many of us, buying a home is the largest purchase we will ever make. That’s why spending a few hundred dollars on a pre-purchase building report is so important...

Published 13th April 2015 by Gill Whinray, Norris Ward McKinnon

It’s a common misconception that you don’t need a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) report when you buy bare land, or when the house and buildings have been signed off by...

Published 23rd January 2015 by Stephanie Wiseman, Corcoran French

On 1 January 2015 the Building Amendment Act 2013 came into force. As well as strengthening the consumer protection provisions currently in the Building Act 2004, it also implements new...