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KiwiSaver Set For April 2007

Winter 2006

In this article, Andrea Twaddle, a solicitor specialising in employment law at the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, outlines the KiwiSaver Bill and its implications for employers.

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Closing The Lid On Spam

Winter 2006

Anti-spam legislation has always been envisaged as part of a multi-faceted approach to a problem which now accounts for a significant proportion of all electronic mail traffic. But, Belinda Barclay, an associate with the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co asks, what will the proposed anti-spam Bill do for New Zealand businesses and what should they be doing now?

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Dangers For Directors Not Up With The Play

Winter 2006

Belinda Tatham, a solicitor with the Dunedin and Queenstown Lawlink firm of Anderson Lloyd Caudwell, looks at a recent case before the courts where the company’s directors failed in their duties and the consequences of that failure. She also examines the duties that directors owe to a company.

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Environmental Litigation – Public Funding

Winter 2006

In this article, Joan Forret, an associate with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, discusses the costs of engaging in environmental litigation and what resources are available under the Environmental Legal Assistance Fund

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The Position Of Medical Practitioners During A Pandemic

Winter 2006

Is There An Obligation To Treat And Are Practitioners Provided With Sufficient Legal Protection?

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Insolvency Law Review - Making It A Priority

Winter 2006

Mercia Reddy, a senior solicitor with the Wellington Lawlink firm of Gibson Sheat, writes about priority debts in the distribution of insolvent estates. On behalf of Gibson Sheat, Mercia has been a consultant to the Regulatory & Competition Policy Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development, advising on the Insolvency Law Reform Bill.

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No Use For Your Company Any Longer?

Winter 2006

Your company is no longer trading and you want to close it down. How do you do this? Stop filing Annual Returns? No, says Michael Mooney, a solicitor with the Wanganui Lawlink firm of Treadwell Gordon. This article looks at the correct way to close down your company.

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Only Fools Lease Horses (And Don't Register) - Lessons From The PPSA Four Years On

Winter 2006

Sally Peart is an associate with the Dunedin and Queenstown Lawlink firm of Anderson Lloyd Caudwell. At the recent Lawlink Conference in Waitangi, Sally looked at the PPSA and spoke to delegates about two very important cases.

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IT Managed Services Agreements - Approaches And Issues

Winter 2006

You call your lawyer to explain that you are about to purchase a business critical IT system, or an item of hardware or software, for which you will be paying a large sum of money. You seek your lawyer’s advice. Sean Lynch is a partner in the Auckland Lawlink firm of Hesketh Henry. In addition to being an experienced commercial / IT lawyer, Sean is also a PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) certified and experienced IT project manager. In this article, he looks at some of the issues which you and your lawyer will need to consider.

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Relationship Property – What Is Fair?

Winter 2006

In this article, Stephanie Pettigrew, a solicitor with the Dunedin and Queenstown Lawlink firm of Anderson Lloyd Caudwell, looks at a recent New Zealand case regarding the division of relationship property at the end of a relationship and considering what is fair when a spouse or partner has sacrificed a career to a raise family.

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Ambush Marketing – Who Will Look After The Official Sponsors?

Winter 2006

Toni Sythes, a solicitor with the Auckland Lawlink firm of Hesketh Henry, looks at the steps that should be taken to ensure official sponsors of major events are afforded protection from ambush marketers.

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