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Implied Warranties Not Fit For Purpose

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, April 2016. Health and safety and earthquake strengthening are two of the hottest topics currently facing our commercial clients....

Repossession Rules Undergo a Makeover

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, February 2016. In 2015 the rules relating to the repossession of consumer goods were updated. The Credit (Repossession) Act was...

Be upfront about risk

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, November 2015. Our business clients strike deals with other businesses based on obtaining and reviewing as much information...

Deadline looms for residency requirements

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, October 2015. October 2015 . . . The final part of the Companies Amendment Act 2014 came into force on 1 May 2015 and all...

The Second Generation District Plan: Are You Affected?

September 2015 Everyone in New Zealand is affected by a District Plan in some way, shape or form. District Plans are primarily used to control land use and development....

Enduring Powers of Attorney- Essential for all Ages

  August 2015 Temporary or permanent incapacity can strike at any time – think Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident.  Historically, people...

PRPS lacks focus on economic drivers

As seen in the Otago Daily Times, July 21st 2015.   The outcome to be achieved by the fourth and final chapter of the Proposed Regional Policy Statement...

Weighing pros and cons of regional policy statement

As seen in the Otago Daily Times, July 13th 2015. The 3rd Chapter of the Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Otago (“PRPS”) seeks that “Communities in...

No relief for company failing to provide prospectus

As seen in the Otago Daily Times, July 6th 2015. This year we have seen well publicised success stories of businesses funding expansion through crowd funding and other new...

Proposed policy highly protectionist and lacks important detail

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, July 6th 2015.  This week I have been focussing on the second outcome in the Proposed Regional Policy Statement...

Policy Statement raises eyebrows

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, June 29th 2015.   As I indicated in my last article I intend to provide my 5 cents on the Otago Regional Council’s...

Policies unhelpfully vague in statement

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, June 22 2015. The Otago Regional Council has notified its proposed regional policy statement (“PRPS”) and now...

No 'Special Rules' for Sports Stars in Court

May 2015... In this Stuff article Gallaway Cook Allan Partner David Robinson gives his opinion about the publicity surrounding New Zealand sports stars who receive discharge...

KiwiSaver Accounts and Bankruptcy : Round Two

May 2015 as seen in the Otago Daily Times ...Last year we wrote about a High Court decision regarding the status of KiwiSaver accounts of people who have been declared bankrupt...

David Robinson in LawTalk magazine

April 2015... In this LawTalk article Gallaway Cook Allan Partner David Robinson talks about Lawyering in...

Biker Jeans Round Two

April 2015...In an earlier article written for the Otago Daily Times, I discussed the legal battle over the famous G-Star biker jean. The victor, G-Star successfully issued...

Important changes to consumer law

April 2015...From 17 March 2015, the final stage of an overhaul of consumer laws will come into effect, which will have importance for both consumers and businesses. This is...

Government to get even tougher on employment standards

March 2015 . . .Continuing a trend of toughening up on bad employers, the Government last week announced significant new measures aimed at ensuring that all employees receive...

Changes to KiwiSaver First Home Withdrawal and HNZC First Home Deposit Subsidy on the horizon

February 2015 . . .The KiwiSaver savings scheme has two special features which have been assisting first home buyers. These are:    a) KiwiSaver First Home...

Be mindful of Directors' Duties

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times in February 2015.   In the case of small or closely held companies it is not uncommon to see people treating...

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