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    Insurers Exposed to Paying Interest for Delay 12 Jun 2019
    INSURERS EXPOSED TO PAYING INTEREST FOR DELAY Lee v IAG[1] is the first Canterbury earthquakes decision to give substantial guidance on interest for payment delay.   Both the Judicature Act (for proceedings pre Read more...
    Can I get legal costs when I settle out of Court? 05 Jun 2019
    Can I get legal costs when I settle out of court? Since the limitation period of 6 years became a live issue for insurance claims arising from the Canterbury earthquakes homeowners Read more...
    Book Review of Better Work Together: How the power of community can transform your business 15 Apr 2019
    Better work together: Book review By Steven Moe, Partner at Parry Field Lawyers, empowering impact. An independently published New Zealand book called “Better Work Together” just came out at the end of Read more...
    Capital Gains Tax: The Final Word 27 Feb 2019
      The much-anticipated final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG) was released on 21 February and, unsurprisingly, recommended the introduction of a broad-based, realised capital gains tax regime. The Final Read more...
    Can an Employment Agreement be varied? 25 Feb 2019
    The short answer is, it depends. Key factors include what the employment agreement says about varying the agreement, how significant the proposed change is, why there is a need Read more...
    When Was the Last Time You Looked at Your Privacy Policy? 25 Feb 2019
    At the start of last year, we were gearing up for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The GDPR is the widest reaching, most stringent set of Read more...
    Protecting sensitive information in meetings 22 Feb 2019
    How can you ensure that people have the freedom to share their concerns at meetings without being worried about the consequences of recording them in the minutes? This is an Read more...
    Trade Mark Protection: Mark my Word 21 Dec 2018
    Key things to know when registering and maintaining a trade mark in New Zealand   A trade mark protects distinguishing names and logos, making it one of the most important business assets Read more...
    Broadening your Horizons? How to register your Trade Mark Internationally 20 Dec 2018
    Applying for a trade mark with IPONZ will only protect your company mark in New Zealand. If you are considering protecting your trade mark in other countries, you can use Read more...
    Could you be more specific? Working out your Trade Mark’s Specification 20 Dec 2018
    To properly classify and protect your trade mark, IPONZ requires each trade mark to be registered within one or multiple goods or services specifications. You must also currently trade, or Read more...