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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009   Why we need to ask you for information This information has been provided by the New Zealand Law Society New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the […]

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: How It can help You – Mediation in Employment Disputes Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) methods are alternatives to going directly to court. Using ADR methods instead of pursuing the matter in court is usually more cost effective for all the parties involved, takes less time to resolve the dispute, and also […]

Winter / Spring 2017 Newsletter

Introducing Sarah Wynyard-Davis, Family Lawyer Welcome to our new team member at McLeods, lawyer Sarah Wynyard-Davis. Sarah has experience in a range of Family Law matters including disputes related to day to day care and contact, domestic violence matters and issues resulting from the breakup of relationships.  Sarah likes to focus on helping parties come […]

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Introducing Hanna Devlin Family Lawyer McLeods Lawyers are pleased to introduce the newest lawyer to our team Hanna Devlin, and an extension to our current family law practice to include family court work. We are now available for enquiries relating to all areas of family law from care of children through to estates. Hanna has […]

Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

How well do you know your lease? The majority of lease arrangements (commercial leases, not residential tenancies) are entered into using the Deed of Lease provided by the Auckland District Law Society. Whether you are a business owner and tenant, or a landlord, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations. How well […]

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Flat mate or de facto partner? The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“The Act”) provides an equal sharing presumption to relationship property for qualifying relationships. Qualifying relationships are marriages, civil unions or de facto relationships that are a minimum of three years in duration. Section 2D of the Act defines a de facto relationship as a […]

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill – A look at the changes for landlords and tenants The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 3 December 2015, and with it came a number of interesting proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Two of the main aims of the Bill are: to improve […]

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Tax changes for settlements and the proposed “bright-line” test With effect from 1 October 2015, there are new requirements around disclosure of tax information when buying, selling and transferring New Zealand property. There is also a new proposed “bright-line” test that will apply solely to residential land transactions to clarify and supplement the existing laws […]

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Changes to the Companies Act 1993 Company directors should be aware of the changes to the Companies Act 1993 (the Act) that became law on 24 June 2014. Some changes took immediate effect while others will be implemented later this year. This article focuses on two key changes: new criminal offences and registration of companies. […]

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Property sales – disclosure The principle of ‘caveat emptor’, or “let the buyer beware”, applies to buying property. Purchasers are always advised to complete their own thorough due diligence investigation before they buy. It is important however to remember that despite caveat emptor, the people involved in selling a property (i.e. the vendor and in […]