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Mandatory Farm Debt Mediations – What you need to know
A new law has come in affecting how creditors can take enforcement steps against borrowers and guarantors of farm debts.
Update on trust law – can a trustee consider settlor wishes or other trust benefits?
A recent court decision gives trustees guidance on two factors that can be considered by trustees when making distributions to beneficiaries.
Commercial leasing during COVID-19 – new law inserting fair rental provisions
On 2 November 2021, Parliament passed the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021. The legislation inserts provisions regarding an implied term for commercial leases in the Property Law Act 2007.
Covid-19 Vaccination Records and the Privacy Act 2020
The New Zealand Ministry of Health has created a “COVID Immunisation Register”.
Risks of Small Companies Operating a Current Account
Many small companies – especially family-owned or “owner/operator” businesses – have the same directors and shareholders. In these companies, it is common practice for shareholders to have a “shareholder current account”, also referred to as “drawings”.