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Latest survey ranks Lane Neave as the most female friendly firm in New Zealand
Results from the LawFuel Gender Survey, completed in April 2019, lists Lane Neave as the number one ranked firm in the overall table. Visit LawFuel to view the full...
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Lane Neave Solicitor wins second place in the New Zealand Society of Construction Law essay competition
Lane Neave Solicitor, Carlos Smith-Diaz, picked up second prize in the New Zealand Society of...
Distorting reality: deepfakes and the rise of deception
Emerging technologies are making it easier to create and manipulate information, by creating realistic...
Integrating drones into New Zealand’s aviation landscape
Drone use is expected to grow into a multi-billion dollar market globally over the...
Farm Debt Mediation Bill
The Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No 2) (Bill) has recently been introduced to Parliament...
2 Cheap Cars fined nearly $500k for short-changing consumers on marketing claims
Motor vehicle dealer 2 Cheap Cars recently received a fine of $438,000 under the...
A temporary change in location: employers of work-visa holders beware
Scenario: A multinational engineering firm advertises an Engineering Technician vacancy on Seek and LinkedIn...
Bereavement leave for miscarriage or still-birth
The Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill (No 2) (Bill) was introduced to...
Increase in parental leave payments
The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 (Act) provides the minimum leave entitlements...
When does a volunteer become an employee?
It is not uncommon for relatives to lend a helping hand in family-owned business...
Lane Neave welcomes two new partners
National law firm, Lane Neave, is proud to welcome two new Partners in recognition...
Lane Neave announce two promotions
Lane Neave is excited to announce the following promotions, effective from 1 July 2019....
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities first Bill introduced
The Minister for Housing and Urban Development has introduced the first of two Bills...
Calculating base salary – Work to Residence (Talent) Visa
Early last year, we shared with you our observation on Immigration New Zealand (INZ)...
A David and Goliath Story – fixed-term agreement invalidated by Employment Court
Fixed-term agreement invalidated by Employment Court in Morgan v Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa Limited ...
New criminal regime for cartel conduct passes into law
Introduction The Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act passed into law on 8 April...
Regulating disruptive technologies: an update
Emerging technologies are creating upheaval for regulatory environments worldwide.  In this article we look...
Fourth edition of Government Procurement Rules released
MBIE has now released the fourth edition of the Government Procurement Rules.  This fourth...
Employer contributions to an employee’s wellbeing
In light of the Government’s announcement of a $1.9 billion Wellbeing Budget, it is...
Investigations – follow the process or ‘pay the price’
As tempting as it is to start pointing the blame or jumping to conclusions,...