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Landlords Beware: Methamphetamine Contamination is a Real Risk

August 2016 . . . Methamphetamine is a Class A controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. It is commonly referred to as Meth, Crystal Meth, Ice or P. The process of...

Living in New Zealand - Clarity on Director Residency Requirements from the High Court

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, August 2016. The Companies Act (Act) was recently amended last year with the aim of making the company incorporation and...

Cancellation of Commercial Leases - Getting the Process Right

This article appeared in the Otago Daily Times, June 2016. The High Court has been centre stage again for a long running dispute over the commercial lease for a property in...

Do you know your Trial Periods?

July 2016 . . . Having a Trial Period in your employment contracts can be a very effective way of managing the risk in making a new hire.  But, they're easy to get...

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....

Leases – Contamination and Remediation

September 2015   Background In Auckland Waterfront Development Agency Limited v Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited [2015] NZCA 390, the Court of Appeal has...

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...

Gallaway Cook Allan on the move

July 2015 . . . Matt Gorman, CEO of Gallaway Cook Allan was interviewed on 14 July by the Otago Daily Times about the firm moving to new premises at the end of 2016.  This...

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...

Fixed term Litigation lawyer 2-5 years PQE

We are seeking a lawyer with 2-5 years’ PQE, to work in our Disputes Resolution team for a fixed term period of nine months.  The position will involve general civil...

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...

Legal Secretary position

June 2015 . . . Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for a legal secretary to work in our busy property and commercial team and assist with work for one of our biggest...

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...

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