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Incorporated Societies Act 2022 – ready for takeoff
On 5 October 2023, the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (2022 Act) and its Regulations will take over from the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (1908 Act) in New Zealand. Registration...
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Supreme Court clarifies King Salmon approach to interpreting directive higher order documents
The principles set out in the King Salmon Supreme Court decision have been the...
Double jeopardy? New approach to provision of false, misleading or withheld information in visa applications
On Friday 1 September Immigration New Zealand (INZ) released Amendment Circular No. 2023-26, a...
Looking for NZ residence?  Consider the transportation sector
Last month saw the end of an era, with the last Expression of Interest...
Government announces review of the CCCFA
On 8 August 2023, the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister announced increased protections for...
DIA Guidance on using Generative AI in the Public Sector
On 26 July 2023 the Department of Internal Affairs (in conjunction with Statistics NZ...
Therapeutic Products Bill enacted
Following the Health Select Committee’s majority report on 13 June, the Therapeutic Products Bill...
WATCH HERE: Key legal issues for crypto/web3 projects
Lane Neave Partners James Cochrane and Andrew Comer recently spent time with David Ding...
What will the employment law landscape look like post-election?
Date: Thursday 21 September 2023 Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm Venue: Lane Neave, Level 5, 141...
What is redundancy, anyway?
A lot of employers and employees wind up in the Employment Relations Authority (Authority)...
New bill proposes reintroducing grounds of KiwiSaver-based personal grievances
Recently, MP Dr Tracey McLellan’s Employment Relations (Protection for KiwiSaver Members) Amendment Bill (Bill)...
Lane Neave Partner shortlisted for international award
Lane Neave is pleased to announce that Corporate Partner, Anna Ryan, has been shortlisted...
FMA proposes standard condition to enhance operational and cyber resilience
On 12 July 2023 the Financial Markets Conduct Authority released a consultation paper on...
Privacy Commissioner consultation on biometrics
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has been looking at the regulation of biometrics...
Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill Update
The Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill (Bill) had its first reading on...
Skilled Migrant Category Residence – apply now or later?
Introduced in December 2003, the current Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) policy stands as New...
Lane Neave welcomes new Board Chair, Dr Thérèse Arseneau
Lane Neave has signalled its ongoing commitment to outstanding leadership and governance, with the...
Jail sentence for workplace cover-up of health and safety incident
A pair of brothers are currently being sentenced for covering up a workplace incident,...
H&S Representatives and Committees: new requirements for PCBUs
The Health and Safety at Work (Health and Safety Representatives and Committees) Amendment Act...
Under the influence: Partner James Cochrane named one of the year’s Most Influential Lawyers
Lane Neave is proud to reveal that one of its newest Partners, James Cochrane,...