More businesses endeavour to have more ‘paper-less’ environments with the view to creating more efficient, not to mention tidier, storage systems. ‘Cloud storage’ or ‘cloud computing’ have been developed as a model for enabling convenient network access to a shared pool of resources, including networks, storage and applications, that can be accessed with minimal service provider contact.Read More
As part of the due diligence process purchasers will generally want to look at the LIM report, obtain a Builders report, and review all aspects of title and Body Corporate records - if the property is a unit title. In addition, we now recommend that purchasers also obtain Drainage and Toxicology reports.Read More
Based on the 2011 Australian Model Work Health and Safety Act, New Zealand’s Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) passed into law on 4 April 2016. New Zealand’s historically high rate of workplace deaths and near misses (notably the 2010 Pike River Mine tragedy where 29 miners died due to substantial health and safety failures) was a key motivator for the overhaul of our health and safety laws.Read More
Amendments to the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 introduced plain language forms of Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) and standard explanation documents outlining the effects of appointing an attorney. These changes came into effect on 16 March 2017.Read More
The reputation of your business may be its most valuable asset, so it makes sense that you also know how to protect it. In New Zealand you can call your business anything you like which is known as a Trading Name. Trading names are not registered, meaning it is quite possible that other businesses can use the same name, which may cost you customers. So, what can you do to prevent another business from using your trading name?Read More
Many kiwis will, during their lifetimes buy and sell property. Property transactions are not simple; nor should they be. The importance and value of a property transaction alone necessitates a degree of complexity and care.
However, the transaction and how it is completed is not well understood by the general public...Read More