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Publications

Public Interest vs Private Interest – What is the core nature of your dispute?

By Laura Jeffries - May 2019

A recent costs judgment in the High Court undertook an analysis of Rule 14.7(e) of the High Court Rules 2016 which allows the Court to refuse to make an order for costs if the matter is not the public interest. Justice Whata held that this rule does not apply where a dispute was based primarily upon competing claims by two iwi to the same land.

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Employment law pānui – Further changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000

By Alice Anderson - May 2019

Further to our earlier pānui in March, a raft of further changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (“the Act”) come into effect from 6 May 2019.

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Employment law pānui

By Alice Anderson - March 2019

As of 1 April 2019 employers need to be aware of several changes to minimum employment standards.

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Common applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988

By Hayley Roberts - March 2019

Do you have Enduring Powers of Attorney in place? If you do not have Enduring Powers of Attorney in place, and you lose your mental capacity, someone would need to make an application under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 to the Family Court in order to make certain decisions for you. This article outlines three of the most common applications that are required when a person loses their capacity without Enduring Powers of Attorney in place.

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Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act update

By Thomas Gibbons - March 2019

The recent Enterprise Miramar Peninsula Incorporated v Wellington City Council [2018] NZCA 541 provides important commentary on how Councils should approach Qualifying Development Resource Consent applications – that is, on how section 34 of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 should be interpreted - and on bias in local authority decisions.

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