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Auckland District Law Society

2nd Jun 21, 10:03am
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
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
18th May 21, 11:31am
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 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
26th Apr 21, 9:31am
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'
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
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
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
20th Apr 21, 8:52am
Diana Clement reports on the shock, confusion and uncertainty about critical details missing from the government’s housing policy package
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
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
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
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
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
9th Mar 21, 10:14am
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
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
4th Mar 21, 9:58am
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
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
21st Feb 21, 9:39am
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
3rd Dec 20, 4:31pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
24th Oct 20, 9:46am
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A New Zealand perspective of how our courts try to resolve the issues when a cryptocurrency business collapses and where investors and their 'wallets' stand in the washup. Are they unsecured creditors, or trust beneficiaries?
A New Zealand perspective of how our courts try to resolve the issues when a cryptocurrency business collapses and where investors and their 'wallets' stand in the washup. Are they unsecured creditors, or trust beneficiaries?
24th Oct 20, 9:46am
6th Oct 20, 4:55pm
Business needs risk cover for pandemics, but insurers have revealed their fine print exclusions denying most cover. There is 'market failure' for cover at a reasonable cost. Is it the taxpayer who needs to cover these risks?
Business needs risk cover for pandemics, but insurers have revealed their fine print exclusions denying most cover. There is 'market failure' for cover at a reasonable cost. Is it the taxpayer who needs to cover these risks?
6th Oct 20, 4:55pm
28th Sep 20, 9:44am
Travel insurers face risks and pressures that may mean travelers won't be able to buy travel coverage for a reasonable price in future, creating a Catch-22 for the travel industry generally. Should the taxpayer underwrite the risks?
Travel insurers face risks and pressures that may mean travelers won't be able to buy travel coverage for a reasonable price in future, creating a Catch-22 for the travel industry generally. Should the taxpayer underwrite the risks?
28th Sep 20, 9:44am
12th Sep 20, 9:18am
Diana Clement looks in detail at the implications of the new Residential Tenancies Act changes, that come with hardened opinions by landlords, and welcomed by tenant advocates
Diana Clement looks in detail at the implications of the new Residential Tenancies Act changes, that come with hardened opinions by landlords, and welcomed by tenant advocates
12th Sep 20, 9:18am
25th Aug 20, 5:00am
Diana Clement explores how you enforce a court’s judgment when defendants try to hide their assets and when official agencies don't show any special inclination to help enforce the decision
Diana Clement explores how you enforce a court’s judgment when defendants try to hide their assets and when official agencies don't show any special inclination to help enforce the decision
25th Aug 20, 5:00am
19th Jul 20, 8:45am
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Anthony Grant sees the updated trust law ending a cavalier era that largely ignored legitimate beneficiary concerns and ignored trustee obligations. The standards of trust design and management will need to improve
Anthony Grant sees the updated trust law ending a cavalier era that largely ignored legitimate beneficiary concerns and ignored trustee obligations. The standards of trust design and management will need to improve
19th Jul 20, 8:45am
9th Jun 20, 9:07am
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A recent court ruling on trustee accountability is raising some legal eyebrows with a court setting aside a discretionary decision of a trustee. Anthony Grant reviews the situation
A recent court ruling on trustee accountability is raising some legal eyebrows with a court setting aside a discretionary decision of a trustee. Anthony Grant reviews the situation
9th Jun 20, 9:07am
24th Feb 20, 10:39am
Diana Clement explores how directors might protect themselves from litigation as climate change risks rise and the courts are increasingly used to resolve 'you should have known' claims
Diana Clement explores how directors might protect themselves from litigation as climate change risks rise and the courts are increasingly used to resolve 'you should have known' claims
24th Feb 20, 10:39am
10th Feb 20, 11:31am
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Craig Fisher analyses the 2020 BlackRock letter to CEOs, explains why it is important, and why everyone should consider how the issues raised impact them and respond appropriately
Craig Fisher analyses the 2020 BlackRock letter to CEOs, explains why it is important, and why everyone should consider how the issues raised impact them and respond appropriately
10th Feb 20, 11:31am

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