Are you are a trustee, beneficiary or settlor of a trust or have an investment portfolio managed for you or are involved in a company that is handling money for clients?Read more
The growth in the number of discretionary family trusts currently being set up by families has made it more important for the trustees of those trusts to have some directions as to the settlors’ intentions regarding the distribution of trust assets.Read more
New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community.Read more
As part of Budget 2015, the Government announced that it would introduce a bright-line test for the sale of residential property. The new Government has extended the period to five years while maintaining the other policy settings.Read more
The progress of many families means that over time extra children, business expansion or changing homes and vehicles leads to additional term loans and hire purchases being added to the family housing debt without a comprehensive plan for paying it back.Read more
When purchasing a commercial property or business the purchaser faces the risk of undisclosed or unknown issues that can potentially be both costly and time consuming for the new business or property owner to resolve.Read more
Kiwisaver has two features to help you buy your first property - the Kiwisaver Home Start Grant and the Kiwisaver First Home Withdrawal.Read more
For property owners in or approaching retirement, the move to a retirement village or just downsizing can be economically challenging.Read more
Sometimes the difference between securing a property and missing out for first home buyers is the assistance that their parents can provide in finding the required purchase price.Read more
A company’s Constitution and Shareholders Agreement are critical elements in commercial law. They communicate and document the company purpose, shareholder remuneration and other critical agreements.Read more
Guides to the law
Here are links to the New Zealand Law Society law awareness pamphlets.
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