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Auckland District Law Society

Gary Hughes provides a roadmap for navigating the Ministry of Justice AML/CFT Statutory Review
16th Oct 21, 9:35am
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Gary Hughes provides a roadmap for navigating the Ministry of Justice AML/CFT Statutory Review
Heavy Covid infringement hikes will most likely fall the people most unable to pay – those for whom lockdowns have probably already been financially ruinous
4th Oct 21, 10:35am
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Heavy Covid infringement hikes will most likely fall the people most unable to pay – those for whom lockdowns have probably already been financially ruinous
Anthony Grant says the Courts support the use of corporate trustees where a family member/beneficiary is its sole director giving them complete access to the trust’s assets
4th Oct 21, 9:26am
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Anthony Grant says the Courts support the use of corporate trustees where a family member/beneficiary is its sole director giving them complete access to the trust’s assets
Anthony Grant says Trustees who lead a beneficiary to believe a trust will make a particular payment but who change their mind and fail to make it, may face a claim
23rd Sep 21, 11:05am
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Anthony Grant says Trustees who lead a beneficiary to believe a trust will make a particular payment but who change their mind and fail to make it, may face a claim
Diana Clement updates how the extended pandemic is pushing evolving law for business interruption, travel, and employment situations. And what policy makers are doing to keep up
2nd Sep 21, 4:09pm
Diana Clement updates how the extended pandemic is pushing evolving law for business interruption, travel, and employment situations. And what policy makers are doing to keep up
The sudden mid-trial collapse of the $220 million James Hardie leaky-building class action exposed some hard realities of these types of legal actions. The Law Commission is considering whether regulation has a role
1st Sep 21, 10:27am
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The sudden mid-trial collapse of the $220 million James Hardie leaky-building class action exposed some hard realities of these types of legal actions. The Law Commission is considering whether regulation has a role
One of the most discussed and misunderstood changes brought in by the Trusts Act is about the provision of basic trust information and further trust information 
28th Jul 21, 2:12pm
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One of the most discussed and misunderstood changes brought in by the Trusts Act is about the provision of basic trust information and further trust information 
Parties seeking to sell or issue shares should be emboldened by the fact that doing so will now be far less likely to result in the forfeiture of prior year tax losses
5th Jul 21, 4:24pm
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Parties seeking to sell or issue shares should be emboldened by the fact that doing so will now be far less likely to result in the forfeiture of prior year tax losses
Absent an agreed Purchase Price Allocation (PPA), a vendor can unilaterally determine a PPA that may significantly impact the purchaser’s tax position
21st Jun 21, 4:34pm
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Absent an agreed Purchase Price Allocation (PPA), a vendor can unilaterally determine a PPA that may significantly impact the purchaser’s tax position
When couriers behave badly, Diana Clement finds that it is no simple matter getting the courier company to put things right. The law shields freight companies from almost all claims
2nd Jun 21, 10:03am
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When couriers behave badly, Diana Clement finds that it is no simple matter getting the courier company to put things right. The law shields freight companies from almost all claims
Diana Clement reports on the accelerating moves to mesh traditional legal study with tikanga, a move supported unanimously by the New Zealand Council of Legal Education
18th May 21, 11:31am
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Diana Clement reports on the accelerating moves to mesh traditional legal study with tikanga, a move supported unanimously by the New Zealand Council of Legal Education
Diana Clement finds there are many relatively common cases where the new denial of interest deductibility will hit first home buyers hard, and confusion over the definition of a 'new-build'
26th Apr 21, 9:31am
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Diana Clement finds there are many relatively common cases where the new denial of interest deductibility will hit first home buyers hard, and confusion over the definition of a 'new-build'
When suppliers agree to prevent, restrict or limit their supply or production into a market where they are competing, they are acting as an illegal cartel - even when market demand falls sharply causing oversupply
20th Apr 21, 10:30am
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When suppliers agree to prevent, restrict or limit their supply or production into a market where they are competing, they are acting as an illegal cartel - even when market demand falls sharply causing oversupply
Diana Clement reports on the shock, confusion and uncertainty about critical details missing from the government’s housing policy package
20th Apr 21, 8:52am
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Diana Clement reports on the shock, confusion and uncertainty about critical details missing from the government’s housing policy package
Gary Hughes points out that those who 'merely' add restrictive clauses to a mundane commercial contract risk becoming accidental cartelists. The consequences can be severe
29th Mar 21, 10:41am
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Gary Hughes points out that those who 'merely' add restrictive clauses to a mundane commercial contract risk becoming accidental cartelists. The consequences can be severe
Anthony Grant points out that if you are paid to advise on trusts, you must make sure the initial settlor is aware of the meaning and effect of the Trusts Act 2019. The risks of consequences have risen
29th Mar 21, 10:26am
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Anthony Grant points out that if you are paid to advise on trusts, you must make sure the initial settlor is aware of the meaning and effect of the Trusts Act 2019. The risks of consequences have risen
Even though it's 'new', Diana Clement points out the updated law governing tenancies is either vague with some key concepts causing confusion, or completely misses dealing with modern intensive living issues
9th Mar 21, 10:14am
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Even though it's 'new', Diana Clement points out the updated law governing tenancies is either vague with some key concepts causing confusion, or completely misses dealing with modern intensive living issues
When the RMA goes, it will be replaced by the NBE Act, the Strategic Planning Act, and the Climate Change Adaption Act. Diana Clement finds there are sceptics that this will actually improve on the bureaucratic RMA
4th Mar 21, 9:58am
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When the RMA goes, it will be replaced by the NBE Act, the Strategic Planning Act, and the Climate Change Adaption Act. Diana Clement finds there are sceptics that this will actually improve on the bureaucratic RMA
Jane Wrightson wants changes to the fast-growing retirement village industry where there is growing tension between big business on one side and increasingly vulnerable individuals on the other
21st Feb 21, 9:39am
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Jane Wrightson wants changes to the fast-growing retirement village industry where there is growing tension between big business on one side and increasingly vulnerable individuals on the other
Bill Patterson says the tough new rules for trusts may require professional advisers to completely rethink the advice they give clients about trusts and trustees as taxpayer obligations shift sharply
18th Feb 21, 9:33am
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Bill Patterson says the tough new rules for trusts may require professional advisers to completely rethink the advice they give clients about trusts and trustees as taxpayer obligations shift sharply
Anthony Grant points out that the new Trusts Act and its obligations will shine a new light on the common advice to make and update memoranda of wishes
18th Dec 20, 11:28am
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Anthony Grant points out that the new Trusts Act and its obligations will shine a new light on the common advice to make and update memoranda of wishes
Anthony Grant points out that the law is inherently uncertain when contesting a will because there are no prevailing beliefs within New Zealand society as to the ‘right’ way assets should devolve on death
3rd Dec 20, 4:31pm
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Anthony Grant points out that the law is inherently uncertain when contesting a will because there are no prevailing beliefs within New Zealand society as to the ‘right’ way assets should devolve on death
Does opening a ‘back door’ to encrypted communications create a whole new raft of problems? How can firms promise privacy if there is official access? And an unauthorised breach at some point then becomes possible
3rd Dec 20, 4:31pm
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Does opening a ‘back door’ to encrypted communications create a whole new raft of problems? How can firms promise privacy if there is official access? And an unauthorised breach at some point then becomes possible
A recent Supreme Court decision will change the nature and impact of class actions in New Zealand, with consequences for consumers, investors, corporates, litigation funders and insurers
3rd Dec 20, 8:06am
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A recent Supreme Court decision will change the nature and impact of class actions in New Zealand, with consequences for consumers, investors, corporates, litigation funders and insurers
Top courts confuse with starkly differing positions, leaving directors with personal liabilities over issues even judges can't agree on. "Perfectly sensible business decisions" tossed in favour of legal niceties and after-the-fact perspectives
26th Oct 20, 9:31am
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Top courts confuse with starkly differing positions, leaving directors with personal liabilities over issues even judges can't agree on. "Perfectly sensible business decisions" tossed in favour of legal niceties and after-the-fact perspectives