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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

By Renika Siciliano - April 2016

Renika outlines a general summary of the regime under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 which came into force on 4 April 2016.

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Dying without a Will

By Courtney Murray - April 2016

When a person dies without a Will, administration of the estate is more complicated than if the person had left one. Dying without a Will is called “dying intestate”. Due to the complex nature of dealing with an intestate estate, additional information is required throughout the process, which can cause significant delays in administering the estate. In many cases this will delay the distribution of the estate.

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Preserving our history - Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

By Kim Carter - April 2016

In May 2014, an Act was introduced that governs the preservation of our cultural and heritage sites. This Act has changed the way heritage sites are recorded, managed and protected in New Zealand. It is important for property owners to be aware of the rules around modifying heritage sites and what to do if a new heritage site is discovered.

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Tidal Energy decision and the potential impact on New Zealand banking practices

By Jonathan Aquilina - March 2016

Tidal Energy Limited v Bank of Scotland [2014] EWCA CIV 1107 is a recent decision of the English Court of Appeal which considered the role of banking practice when payments are executed through the CHAPS system. This article assesses the Court of Appeal’s decision, and provides a warning for lawyers and clients alike.

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Contract and negligence claims - How late is too late?

By Leone Farquhar - February 2016

Can I make a claim? Can I stop someone else from making a claim against me? The answer could be to do with limitation. However, figuring out which limitation period applies to a particular matter is not necessarily straightforward. This article sheds some light on the limitation periods that apply to contract claims and negligence claims, including claims around defective building work.

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