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Retirement village disputes: Who decides?

By Leone Farquhar - June 2016

Many people may not realise that there is a separate process for dealing with retirement village disputes. This article summarises key information regarding the retirement village disputes process and also discusses some of the issues with the process.

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Changing the resource legislation landscape - What is proposed and how has it been received?

May 2016

A review of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill and the submissions received through the public consultation process. This article contains a brief summary of the Bill itself as well as an overview of the main concerns raised to date.

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Amending your rules - Pitfalls for charities

By Melissa Gibson - May 2016

Melissa, the charities specialist at McCaw Lewis, outlines a common process to follow when amending your rules and provides some warnings about the possible pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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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 Robertson (nee 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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