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CHANGES TO TRUST LAW

Introduction The new Trusts Act will come into effect on 30 January 2021. As a general comment, the Act gives beneficiaries of trusts more rights and imposes more obligations on trustees. Some provisions of the Act merely restate existing law, but the Act does create a number of changes to the law. Disclosure of Information to Beneficiaries There ...

Payments Due Under Commercial Leases

Introduction When New Zealand moves out of alert level four at the end of 27 April 2020, some businesses will be able to resume operating, but many businesses will still be unable to do so. With many businesses earning little to no revenue, the issue of whether those businesses should be entitled to a temporary reduction ...

Important information for Employers and Employees around Covid-19

Employers and employees alike are understandably increasingly anxious about the impact of coronavirus on their businesses and their job security. Employers face both practical and legal issues including management and communication with staff in a rapidly changing landscape and how best to protect the health and safety of staff and customers. We have put together the ...