Articles about NZ law

Health and Safety 2015 - Duties and Offences

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is part of the Government’s package of reforms to address New Zealand’s high workplace injury and death rates.  It will come into force on 4 April 2016.

Policy change for earthquake-prone buildings

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The Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, has announced that the Government was reviewing its policy on managing earthquake risk by better targeting regulations on buildings where location, use and type posed the greatest risk to life. 

Staff Solicitors team news

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Over the past year we have been strengthening our legal team with the addition of four solicitors to our Hawkes Bay team.  And in breaking news - the stork has visited SLW!

Before you build - property law update

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Recently building and  property law has changed. There are a number of things you need to know as a building contractor before you undertake building works for your client. Even if you are completing building works as part of an agreement for sale and purchase of real estate, the following will still apply to you:

Property law and borrowing by retired people

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Strict  income criteria often disqualify potential borrowers who are asset rich but income  poor. This can lead to a retired couple selling their family home earlier than  necessary simply to free up funds for their retirement.

Business Lawyers in Hawkes Bay – what to look for

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Finding a good business lawyer will be different from finding other kinds of lawyers, for example conveyancing lawyers or litigation specialists. However, just like other lawyers you should consider several aspects when looking for a business lawyer.

Unfair Contract Terms Guidelines

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The Fair Trading Act 1986 has been amended with new provisions that apply to standard form consumer contracts entered into (or renewed or varied) on and from 17 March 2015.

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