News & Events

WATCH HERE: From paint to pixels – TechWeek 2023 with James Cochrane
On 18 May 2023 Lane Neave Partner James Cochrane joined BlockchainNZ’s Alison Mackie and gallery owner Scott Lawrie for a panel discussion on the evolution of art movements and...
Read More
Steel yourself for a restructure
New Zealand Steel Limited went to bat in the Employment Court in an attempt...
An Introduction to the Commerce Act for HR Professionals
Free seminars in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown The Commerce Act seeks to ensure...
You’ve resolved an employment dispute. Now what?
Where parties to an employment relationship have resolved a dispute outside of the Employment...
Therapeutic Products Bill currently before Parliamentary Select Committee
Background A new regulatory framework for therapeutic products is currently being considered by the...
Australia’s Nature Repair Market Bill tipped to potentially unlock a $137 billion biodiversity market
In 2022, a ‘State of the Environment Report 2021’ (the Report) was released by...
New bill proposes to make wage theft a criminal offence
You wouldn’t steal a car, you wouldn’t steal a handbag, you wouldn’t steal a...
Five Lane Neave Partners named in ‘Best Lawyers’ 2024 NZ guide
Partners from several of Lane Neave’s national teams have again been recognised in the...
Criminal background checks – when is it appropriate to use them?
Information about a job applicant’s criminal history is personal information under the Privacy Act...
Privacy Commissioner exploring a Biometrics Code of Practice
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is currently exploring whether a privacy Code of Practice is...
Disciplinary process meets medical incapacity
The Employment Relations Authority has recently determined a matter involving a highly complex factual...
Queenstown Workplace Law Seminar – Sick leave, long-term illness and mental health: an employer’s obligations
Date: Thursday 4 May 2023 Time: 9.00am-10.30am Venue: The Rees Hotel, 377 Frankton Road,...
Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill Update
Over the previous 6 months we have been keeping you updated on the progress...
Do as the locals do
We often get enquiries from Australian clients, wanting to quickly convert their Australian employment...
Post-study Work Visa issued for study “outside” New Zealand during pandemic
In late 2022, an international student who had just completed a Master of Engineering...
The what, how and why of distressed M&A
In this article, we explore some of the key considerations, and legal issues, associated...
NBE Bill: what are the other key changes proposed?
Further to our previous articles (on the framework, effects management and Māori involvement), this...
Resource management reforms aim for greater Māori involvement
The resource management reforms proposed by the Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBE Bill)...
NBE Bill introduces changes to effects management approach
The reforms proposed by the Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBE Bill) and the...
National Planning Framework provides guidance on proposed environmental outcomes  
The focus of the new Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBE Bill) and the...