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Rural eSpeaking - Summer 2016

In this issue:

  • Health and Safety, and Personal Trusteeships - Not a good mix these days
  • Due Diligence - Check the primary documents
  • Post-earthquake property settlement considerations
  • Employment obligations in times of natural disasters
  • Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976

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Fineprint – Summer 2016

In this issue:

  • Do all your Employees have Employment Agreements? And do they comply?
  • Letting your Holiday House: Make sure you know the rules
  • Why is there Name Suppression in Court?
  • Holiday Care Disputes Involving Children

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Property Speaking – Summer 2016

In this issue:

  • Property owners should get all their ducks in a row: make sure you have a Will and EPAs
  • Don't rush into signing an agreement for sale and purchase
  • Meth testing in a property - from a vendor's perspective
  • Multi-offers on a property
  • Terminating a commercial lease for unpaid rent

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Trust eSpeaking Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • Beneficiaries' entitlement to trust information: A frustration for trustees
  • Trusts under attack by former spouses and partners: Trustees need to be cautious
  • Foreign trusts: Tightening up the rules

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Rural eSpeaking – Winter/Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • Obligations of working dog owners
  • Providing accommodation to your farm staff?
  • New regulations for bobby calves
  • Employment: staff must be paid the minimum wage
  • Rural fires and insurance

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Property Speaking – Winter 2016

In this issue:

  • P-contamination in residential property
  • Buying your first home? Look into KiwiSaver
  • The oven doesn't work - what to do?
  • Commercial CPI rent reviews
  • Sections without connections

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Fineprint - Winter 2016

In this issue:

  • Protecting the elderly: Using an enduring power of attorney
  • Easements: You want to do what on my land?
  • Ni Hao: Doing business with Chinese investors
  • Drinking and driving - don't do it
  • Proposed business tax changes
  • Smoke alarms and insulation now required for rental properties

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PropertySpeaking Autumn 2016 - fresh new look!

In this issue:

  • Legal boundaries: Why titles matter
  • Test the depth before you jump In: Always do due diligence
  • Misrepresentations in property transactions
  • When builders go into liquidation

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Fineprint Autumn 2016

In this issue:

  • Protecting shareholder advances and guarantees
  • New health and safety legislation
  • Are we in a de facto relationship? Significant financial implications
  • Cyberbullying - stopping the trolls

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Rural eSpeaking Autumn 2016

In this issue:

  • Health and safety at work: A new era begins
  • Time to fence those waterways!
  • Paid parental leave changes
  • Minimum Wage Review 2016
  • New property taxation legislation

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Trust eSpeaking Autumn 2016

In this issue:

  • Increase in claims on estates: How you can help avoid a claim
  • Your Will: Who pays for your funeral?
  • Parallel Trusts: Could be the best option for you

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Rural eSpeaking Summer 2015

In this issue:

  • Be Careful with long-term contracts
  • Company or Trust? Which is better in a farming situation?
  • Health and safety update
  • Employee dismissed for cruelty to animals

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Fineprint Summer 2015

In this issue:

  • Legal Health Check for Businesses
  • Getting your Personal Affairs in Order
  • Teenagers and Alcohol
  • Ensuring Sufficient Feed for Stock When Buying a Farm
  • Significant changes ahead in construction industry
  • Exchanging gifts

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