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As part of our service, we produce a range of legal articles designed to alert our members' clients to legal developments that may affect their businesses.

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KiwiSaver – The Impact on Employers

Autumn 2007

Antony Steiner, financial manager with the Napier Lawlink firm of Langley Twigg, provides tax and financial advice to clients in a supporting role to their client partner. In this article, as the implementation of KiwiSaver draws closer, Antony looks at the part employers will play in the administration of it.

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Director's Liability, Leaky Homes and the Tortious Duty of Councils

Autumn 2007

There has been a lot of publicity in the media lately regarding the outcome of the high profile leaky homes case. In this article, associate Belinda Barclay, and solicitor Grant Slevin, of the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, review the decision of the High Court.

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Trustees and Investment

Autumn 2007

When it comes to investment, trustees are required by law to exercise the care, diligence, and skill that a prudent person of business would exercise in managing the affairs of others. Gerard Kilpatrick, a partner in the Warkworth Lawlink firm of Webster Malcolm & Kilpatrick, looks at what trustees must do, and the liabilities they may incur if they fail to invest as the law requires.

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What is All the Controversy About?

Autumn 2007

In the article to follow, Jane Argyle, a solicitor with the Dunedin and Queenstown Lawlink firm of Anderson Lloyd, looks at the various aspects of parole and explains how role of the Parole Board.

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Selling a House You've Built or Renovated? What You Need to Know, Before You Sell

Autumn 2007

In this article, Joanne Chilvers, solicitor, and Monica Rodgers, legal executive, with the Auckland Lawlink firm of Hesketh Henry, bring to our attention what a seller needs to know before selling their property.

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When Employees Take Leave to Perform Civil Duties

Autumn 2007

Karen Jones is a solicitor with the Tauranga Lawlink firm of Sharp Tudhope Lawyers. In this article, Karen, who specialises in employment and commercial litigation matters, looks at the rights employees have when taking leave other than annual and sick leave.

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Corporate Trustees – Two Issues to Consider

Autumn 2007

Matthew Peploe, an associate with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, examines two important issues when using a company as a trustee.

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Home Equity Release Schemes - A Means of Financing for Old Age

Autumn 2007

In this article, Rachel McCormack, an associate with the Napier Lawlink firm of Langley Twigg, looks at home equity release schemes and makes several points you should consider before taking a scheme up.

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What Are You Signing? Be Aware of Your Obligations Under a Conditional Contract

Autumn 2007

Shiree Blackwell, solicitor, from the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry, reviews a recent High Court decision highlighting the importance of your contractual obligations when buying or selling property. Shiree also provides advice on working with your lawyer to ensure you avoid the pitfalls of a conditional Sale and Purchase agreement

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What to Do When It is in Your Backyard

Autumn 2007

Stacey Fraser, a solicitor with the Napier Lawlink firm of Langley Twigg, looks at your position when it is in "your backyard" and discusses what it is to be an "affected person".

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