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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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Articles

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 17th December 2018 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

One of the perennial problems that farmers face is that of stock wandering or stock getting out and interfering with, or causing damage to, neighbouring properties.

Published 17th December 2018 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole

Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) continues to be a real concern for the farming industry in New Zealand.If you are thinking of entering into legal arrangements for the sale and purchase...

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 5th April 2018 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

Rural businesses are no different from any other producers in the market in the sense that the ultimate fruits of their labours are, at some point, sold to a third...

Published 5th April 2018 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

Expanding on this topic, we discuss another feature of easements that is important and, in many cases, is not properly understood – the permanence of an easement and issues that...

Published 5th April 2018 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole

Minimum wage rates rise on 1 April

Published 12th December 2017 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole

The summer holiday period often sees a mix of casual and fixed-term employees working on the farm.