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The information set out in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not legal advice.
March 26, 2015

GET THE NUMBERS RIGHT – REQUIREMENTS FOR A QUORUM

Most people realise that meetings of organisations, clubs, societies, bodies corporate and companies etc. need a quorum (i.e. a minimum number of members/directors/shareholders etc. in attendance) […]
March 26, 2015

DIRECTORS’ & OFFICERS’ LIABILITY INSURANCE – ARE YOU COVERED?

Last year, the High Court gave an important decision affecting directors and officers liability insurance involving the former directors of Bridgecorp. The directors and officers liability […]
March 13, 2015

LIABILITY FOR RELATED COMPANY’S COSTS

Last year the High Court issued an interim judgment making a company held liable to pay a subsidiary’s debts even though they are separate legal entities. […]
March 9, 2015

GOOD NEWS FOR CONTRACTORS IN SUPREME COURT “CLAW BACK” CASE

When a company goes into liquidation, there is always the prospect that liquidators will seek to “claw back” money from other businesses or suppliers who have […]
December 17, 2014

WHEN AN EMPLOYEE DOES NOT SIGN THEIR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

The Employment Authority has recently considered a case where an employee declined to sign their Employment Agreement. In that case, the employer purchased an existing business […]
December 1, 2014

WHAT AUTHORITY DOES AN INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR HAVE TO BIND A COMPANY?

In the case of Ken Jones Building Supplies Limited v Edendale Investments Limited, one of the directors of the company entered into an agreement to mortgage […]
November 17, 2014

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES – AN OVERLY SUSPICIOUS EMPLOYER

The case of Narayan v Telecom was decided in the Employment Court in June this year and involved the dismissal of an employee who had provided […]
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 […]

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