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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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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 26th February 2018 by Kimberly Lawrence, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

It can be an unpleasant surprise

Published 26th February 2018 by Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

As parents age, their children often find they need to take an increasing role in looking after them.

Published 26th February 2018 by Greg Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Entitlements under your spouse or partner’s will

Published 2nd October 2017 by Kimberly Lawrence, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

The long-awaited Trusts Bill was introduced to Parliament on 1 August 2017. The Bill is largely an update and restatement of the Trustee Act 1956 and the common law.

Published 2nd October 2017 by Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

When Barack Obama was US president, he made an historic visit to Africa. One of the messages he repeated was that, under the US Constitution, he could only be president...

Published 2nd October 2017 by Greg Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Many people agree to act as trustees of trusts set up by friends or relatives on the basis that they wish to help out or assist their friend or relative...

Published 21st July 2017 by Hannah Wood, CS Law

Whether you’re 18 or 80 having an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is as vital as a will

Published 15th February 2017 by Kimberly Lawrence, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

In late 2013, the Law Commission completed a report recommending that a new Trusts Act replace the Trustee Act 1956. The public consultation phase began last December with the release of the exposure draft Bill. It is intended that the new legislation will be the primary source of trust law in New Zealand. We outline below some key proposals.

Published 15th February 2017 by Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

Most owners want to ensure their business will continue after they have died. Often they want their family to be able to carry on the business. A common form of business in New Zealand is the family farm and this poses particular problems all of its own. Most people know that they need to have an up-to-date Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) to cope with any unexpected events. However, there is a lot more planning that you should do as well.

Published 15th February 2017 by Greg Kelly, Greg Kelly Law Ltd

For many people a gift by Will from a relative or friend can be very significant – both personally and financially. The relative or friend wants to show you kindness but also usually wants the gift to be of real benefit to you personally. The gift is not intended to benefit other parties such as creditors, the Official Assignee or a de facto partner, however, unless it’s protected, that can be the unintended outcome.