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The information set out in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not legal advice.
November 7, 2014

EMPLOYEES VERSUS CONTRACTORS

In June this year the Employment Relations Authority considered the case of Choi v Hagfish NZ Limited which involved determining whether or not an individual was […]
October 31, 2014

“CLEAN AND TIDY” OBLIGATIONS IN LEASES

There has been an interesting discussion on a Lessees obligations to deliver up land in a clean and tidy state following the termination of a lease […]
September 12, 2014

EXECUTION OF CONTRACTS BY TRUSTS AND TRUSTEES

When signing a contract for a trust or contracting with a trust, it is always important to remember that a trust is not a separate legal […]
August 28, 2014

DIRECTORS LIABILITY ON FAILED SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

The case Cool Cars (Wholesale) Limited v Sharma illustrates what can happen to a director who contracts under a limited liability company and then just walks […]
May 5, 2014

Get Ready for Changes to Home Insurance Policies

All homeowners should be getting ready for changes to their home insurance policies. Domestic house insurance is being bought in line with commercial property insurance which […]
October 10, 2012

PROPERTY HAS ITS DUTIES AS WELL AS ITS RIGHTS – THE NEW NINTH EDITION AGREEMENT FOR SALE AND PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE

Introduction It is perhaps unknown to many Vendors and Purchasers of residential property that there have recently been a number of amendments to the standard form […]
September 21, 2012

RE-ENTRY BY A LANDLORD IS NOT GUARANTEES – CAUTIONARY REMINDER ABOUT SIGNING

The unsuccessful application for summary judgment in the High Court case of Northcott v Davidson (7th June 2012) highlights a recent change in the law and […]
September 20, 2012

RE-ENTRY BY A LANDLORD IS NOT NECESSARILY THE END OF A LEASE

A case decided towards the end of 2011 has highlighted the fact that the exercise of a peaceable right of re-entry by a landlord does not […]
September 13, 2012

RECOUPING LOSSES IN EMPLOYMENT

There have been several interesting decisions lately regarding an employer’s ability to recoup losses caused by employees or overpayments to employees. Overpayment of Wages Surprisingly there […]
September 4, 2012

OVER THE FENCE – PART 2

This article is the second part of an article covering neighbour disputes.  The first part can be viewed in the archive section of our website: www.eastbrewster.co.nz/newsletter.htmThis […]

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