2020

Holland Beckett

The health, safety and wellbeing of our team, communities and clients is of the highest concern to Holland Beckett Law. Consequently, we take very seriously the guidelines and policies put into place by the Ministry of Health and Government, whilst at the same time trying to be flexible and responsive to the needs of all our clients and staff.

The proposed COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill throws more light on what the fast-track consenting process will look like.  Central and local government projects look to be the major beneficiary of the proposal, with other projects needing to be selected against eligibility criteria in order to qualify.

The Ministry of Justice has released new guidance for parenting arrangements while NZ is at Alert Level 3.

A speedy cost effective procedure to deal with disputes over rent abatement.

The Bill would amend the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 - its purpose to reduce complexity, increase certainty, and reinstate public participation opportunities.

Commercial & Business Law

With New Zealand in a Lockdown situation, Emergency Clauses have come under scrutiny.  Do they apply while NZ is at COVID-19 Alert Levels 4 and 3?

On 3 April 2020, the Minister of Finance announced proposed changes to the Companies Act to protect companies affected by the Covid-19.

Wage Subsidy Scheme - We advise care when dealing with employees, and encourage employers to seek advice where needed.

We are working hard to make certain that we have the right protocols in place that will allow us to continue to work together with clients, whilst protecting your wellbeing and ours.

Minimising the spread of COVID-19 within workplaces is important to ensure employees are kept safe and well at work, while also ensuring other obligations are met.