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    Assignment of EQC claims 12 Dec 2016
    The Christchurch earthquakes changed the landscape in many areas of life. One such area is insurance. Prior to September 2010 the words “EQC claim” were never muttered by a Christchurch Read more...
    Lessons learned from the Christchurch Earthquake: Insurance and EQC claims 23 Nov 2016
    Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.  Edgar Degas Our experiences over five years ago in Christchurch have unfortunately been brought to life again by Read more...
    Earthquake Response for Business Owners 18 Nov 2016
      Business owners in Christchurch largely failed to take advantage of their business interruption cover. Here are some tips from our experience with those who did well.  Things to do:   Take photos Read more...
    Six year time limit for earthquake claims 07 Dec 2015
    For those waiting to settle earthquake claims, the six year limit to get judgment against your insurer is looming. This article considers the time limit, answers some key questions and Read more...
    EQC and earthquake land damage settlements – Part II – EQC’s obligations 27 Jun 2013
    In Part I of our series on EQC and Land Damage Settlements, we looked at what the EQC Act provides in general in respect of “land damage” and what it Read more...
    EQC and Earthquake Land Damage Settlements – An Overview of your Entitlements – Part 1 12 Jun 2013
    In April 2013, EQC released two guides for settlement of earthquake land claims (flat land and hill properties), together with sample Land Settlement Packs. The Guides note that they are Read more...
    Tax Issues From the Canterbury Earthquake? 08 Dec 2011
    Please refer to our New Zealand Lawyers Articles for a post on important tax issues surrounding the earthquake (more…) Read more...
    Does Earthquake Damage Cancel My Lease? 02 Jun 2011
    Christchurch’s February earthquake impacted many commercially leased buildings. Some were destroyed, while others were damaged or left inaccessible. Affected landlords and tenants now face the following issues, amongst others – Read more...
    Christchurch Earthquake – Information You Need Before Negotiating With Your Business Insurer 30 May 2011
    If your business suffered damage in the Christchurch earthquakes, negotiating a successful insurance claim will be vital for the viability of your business going forward. We have a free checklist Read more...
    Christchurch Earthquake Legal Issues For Employees 30 Mar 2011
    In this, our fourth and final blog on employment issues, we look at legal issues for employees resulting from the Christchurch earthquake.  This includes issues such as redundancy, and whether Read more...