When should you appoint a testamentary guardian and what do they do?

The first major ruling under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 was released by the High Court on Friday 7 May 2021.

Holland Beckett

Congratulations to Holland Beckett Law’s newest partner, James McDougall, who leads the Rotorua office.

What is cartel behaviour and what does it mean to my business?

On 10 February 2021, the Minister for the Environment announced that the Resource Management Act 1991 will be repealed.

When a person makes a decision in relation to their personal or property rights, they are presumed to have capacity.

An Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPOA”) is a legal document which sets out who can take care of your personal or property matters if you are unable to. The person named in the EPOA is called your attorney.

The key issue - whether an Employer was obligated to pay employees the minimum wage.

Property Law

The Healthy Home Standards and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 are now law.

2020 certainly isn’t the year we thought it would be and the Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) definitely wasn’t on the Government’s legislative agenda back in January. The Act was passed under urgency and is part of the government’s economic response to Covid-19, promoting development as a way to stimulate the economy. 

September is Wills month – designed to draw Kiwis’ attention to making sure their legacy is in order.

The brand new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPSFM20) came into force on 3 September 2020, replacing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM14). The new statement forms part of the Government’s overhaul of the freshwater planning framework and introduces a slew of changes to the way regional councils are required to manage freshwater resources in the future.