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Trust busting (Part 2): Constructive trusts

May 2017

There have been a number of Court decisions in recent years in which it has been found that assets of a trust can be accessed for the purposes of a relationship property division. In Vervoort v Forrest & Ors the Court of Appeal refused to recognise the existence of a constructive trust, however lessons can be learned from this decision, which Leone summarises in this article.

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New standards for the testing of meth-contaminated properties

By Jonathan Aquilina - April 2017

In this article, Jonathan provides an update on the development of new standards for the testing and treatment of meth-contaminated properties.

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Changes to the construction retentions regime

By Jonathan Aquilina - March 2017

In this article we summarise the imminent changes to the construction retentions regime.

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Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney 2017

March 2017

Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney have just come into force.

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Healthy Rivers - The implications of cleaning up the Waikato River

By Dale Thomas - February 2017

The Proposed Plan Change 1 for Waikato Regional Council has been dubbed “Healthy Rivers” and is an 80 year plan to clean up the Waikato and Waipa rivers along their entire lengths. The plan change will impact farms in the Waikato Region, of all types, as well as commercial vegetable growers and so it is important that farmers and professionals alike are up to date on what the plan means.

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