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Debut homes: a warning for directors of financially distressed businesses
The very recent and eagerly waited Supreme Court decision of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper1 has provided a sharp focus on directors’ duties – how far do...
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A clear warning for directors of financially distressed businesses
The recent and significant Supreme Court decision of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v...
Privacy law seminars – your world is changing
Parliament has now passed the Privacy Act 2020 and there will be a number...
Potential changes to median wage rate
Most readers will be aware that in terms of current immigration policy, the median...
Ready, willing, but were they able?
With the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment overrun with employment disputes arising out...
What will the landscape of employment law look like post election?
With the election looming we thought we would take a quick look at what...
Employment relationship problem update
We have been advised that MBIE’s Mediation Services are inundated with mediation applications as...
‘Other critical worker’ exception recalibration: don’t be fooled!
On 11 September Immigration New Zealand (INZ) released some policy changes in relation to...
Charities: keeping an eye on your charitable purpose
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has again brought a focus to...
Directors’ fees and benefits – it’s all about fairness
When authorising directors’ fees or other benefits such as salaries or loans, the Board...
Let’s Talk: Employment Law podcast EP5
As you may have already seen, our employment law team here at Lane Neave...
The importance of due diligence in farm purchases
The importance of thorough due diligence when purchasing a valuable farming property was recently...
Lane Neave welcomes back Anna Ryan
This week we welcome back Lane Neave partner, Anna Ryan, who returns to our...
Lane Neave sponsors Canterbury Tech Summit
Lane Neave is delighted to announce that it will once again be sponsoring Canterbury...
Court of Appeal determines losses caused by 2011 earthquakes not a “series of losses”
The Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that damage caused to a home by...
Privacy update: COVID-19 and contact tracing
Today, 24 August 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the current Alert Level restrictions...
More support for business under the government’s BFG scheme
The Minister of Finance yesterday announced a number of changes to the Business Finance...
Here we go again…
With Auckland in Level 3 and the rest of the country in Level 2,...
COVID-19 support still available for employers
In light of New Zealand being placed back into level 2 lockdown on 11...
Opinion: considerations for employers when employees want to continue to work from home after lockdown
As the COVID-19 lockdown hit and New Zealand morphed into what felt like a...