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March 2016

73 – How good is your professional indemnity insurance cover?

The decision of the Supreme Court has been released today, 15 March 2016, in the matter of Mark Hotchin (Hotchin) and his appeal that the trustee of Hanover Finance Limited (Hanover), New Zealand Guardian Trust Company (NZGT), should be liable…


February 2016

72 – Directors’ Duties

Directors of a company have what is called a “fiduciary relationship” with the company, – this means that they must generally act in the best interests of the company.  Because of this special relationship there are a number of duties,…


December 2015

70 – Tech Businesses using Limited Partnerships to lure Overseas Investment

Tech businesses who are seeking investment from overseas investors prefer Limited Partnerships for their business structure. The tax advantages and privacy of a Limited Partnership combined with limited liability for the limited partners are the key drivers for the increasing…


December 2015

69 – Construction Contracts Act 2002 and Building Act 2004 – Changes now in Force

Changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 – Effective 1 December 2015 The Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) regulates payment provisions in construction contracts, provides an adjudication framework for disputes and provides options for recovering non-payment under construction contracts covered…


January 2016

71 – Limitation – Time for Caution: Not Panic (Yet)

Why limitation? It makes perfect sense to have a time limit on suing people – it’s unfair to sit on a claim for years and do nothing.  The general rule is that a claim is barred if it is brought…


July 2015

68 – Unveiling the limited partnership as a business structure

Unlike a Company which many people deal with on a daily basis, the limited partnership structure is not commonly understood in the business community. We discuss some of the key aspects which are making limited partnerships more popular. Since the…


March 2015

67 – My Insurer wants to cash settle my claim …

Many insurers have recently changed their strategy and are seeking to cash settle insurance claims. How you respond to this will depend on your personal circumstances, but there are some questions and concerns that need to be addressed: Can My…


March 2015

66 – Temporary Relaxation of Work Visa Policy for Queenstown Region – A Welcome Change

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has released a rare special region policy that removes the need for a labour market test for work visa applications made in the Queenstown region between 19 February 2015 and 30 June 2015 under the Essential…


January 2015

65 – Increased flooding vulnerability Help Sheet – What happens now?

The High Court has given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability. The Court stated that the amount of compensation should be the cost of remediation or the amount of loss of value to the…


January 2015

64 – Insurance Pay Out Cannot Be Drip Fed (And Other Wins)

East v Medical Assurance Society was decided by the High Court on 22 December 2014 and is an important case for a number of reasons. It provides useful guidance on: • When an insurer who is paying cash must pay…

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