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A contract is a contract - a cautionary tale about unfavourable deals

Winter 2015

After consulting the actuarial tables, a French lawyer entered a contact with a 90 year old woman whereby he would inherit her Paris apartment upon her death. In exchange, he agreed to pay her expenses until she died. You won't believe the outcome.

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Gifting: what should I do with the debt still owing to me by my family trust?

Winter 2015

There is no 'one size fits all' answer. It depends on your reason for establishing the trust and factors like the size of the debt, your age, whether you have a partner or not, your family situation or if you are anticipating subsidised rest home care.

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New Director and Disclosure Requirements for New Zealand companies

Winter 2015

New director residency requirements have been introduced for all New Zealand Companies. These changes came into effect on 1 May 2015, with all existing companies having an additional 180 days to comply with the new requirements (so by 28 October 2015).

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Simultaneous workplace bullying complaints

Winter 2015

The recent decision in Lindsey Webber v Midlands Health Network Ltd [2015] NZERA Auckland; [2015] NZERA Auckland 47; [2015] NZERA Auckland 87 provides a useful discussion about the interrelationship between bullying complaints made to WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and the employer under the Employment Relations Act 2000. The decision also covers allegedly disparaging remarks made in breach of a record of settlement as well as a joinder application to personal attribute liability to a CEO.

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Contracting-out (Pre-nup) Agreements: Starting a new relationship positively while still protecting your own assets

Winter 2015

There is often a negative connotation surrounding the idea of signing what is commonly known as a 'pre-nup'. However this need not be the case.

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