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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...

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...

Court of Appeal Clarifies Kiwi Saver Status in Bankruptcy

May 2015...In its 17 April 2015 decision, the Court of Appeal has clarified the status of a bankrupt’s interest in Kiwisaver funds. At issue was whether a...

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...

One night in Bangkok

March 2015 . . . A recent Employment Court case (Peter Hall v Dionex Pty Limited) saw a former manager receive six months’ pay and $9,000 in compensation after he was...

Supreme Court victory for construction subcontractors

March 2015 . . . Construction subcontractors can breathe a sigh of relief after three construction companies recently won an appeal to the Supreme Court, which will greatly...

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