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"Just Another Parking Ticket?" Watch Out for Infringement Notices under RMA and OSH

Autumn 2006

If you have received an infringement notice from local authority enforcement officers (under the Resource Management Act 1991 – RMA) or from Occupational Safety and Health inspectors – OSH (under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992) and thought this was just like receiving another parking ticket, think again. Stuart Ryan and Jim Roberts, partners in the Auckland Lawlink firm of Hesketh Henry, explain why infringement notices under RMA and OSH deserve to be treated with greater care.

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Extended Time To Implement Resource Consents

Autumn 2006

In this article, Amanda Douglas, a partner of the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, considers a recent High Court decision which clarifies how long you have to implement your resource consent.

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Residential Tenancies Act 1986

Autumn 2006

Are you thinking of or have you recently purchased a property that you intend to rent out? In this article, Annette Edwards, a solicitor with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, outlines some of the requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act.

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Leaky Buildings - Sue The Building Company, The Director Or Both?

Autumn 2006

Who is legally responsible if your home is found to be a "leaky building"? In this article, Belinda Barclay, an associate with the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co who specialises in insurance litigation, considers the question.

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Succeed In Business Succession

Autumn 2006

Accompanying this Lawlink magazine is a copy of Succeed, a publication focusing on small to medium businesses. John Kirkwood, a partner of the Auckland Lawlink firm of Hesketh Henry, has an article published in Succeed, and the following is by way of introduction to it.

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When Partnerships Go Wrong - Duties Regarding Asset Realisation On Dissolution

Autumn 2006

In this second article on partnerships, Kevin Bond, a solicitor with the Hamilton Lawlink firm of Harkness Henry & Co, looks at the responsibilities of partners when the partnership dissolves.

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Official Information

Autumn 2006

In this article, Maarten Dirkzwager, a solicitor with the Timaru Lawlink firm of Timpany Walton, looks at official information and advises who is governed by it and how to make a request to obtain information.

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Identity Fraud

Autumn 2006

In this article, Mike Toepfer, a partner with the Auckland Lawlink firm of Hesketh Henry, discusses what has been termed as mortgage fraud. He points out it is in fact identify fraud and explains how this fraud is perpetrated.

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Joint Ventures - Making The Most Of Your Lawyer, Part 2

Autumn 2006

This article is the second part to the article which appeared in the Summer 2005 edition of the Lawlink magazine by Paul Hubbard, an associate with the Dunedin and Queenstown Lawlink firm of Anderson Lloyd Caudwell, on "Making the most of your lawyer" in a joint venture context. This article focuses on the matters typically included within a joint venture agreement.

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Amending A Resource Consent Application Post-Notification – How Far Can You Go?

Autumn 2006

Philip Maw, a solicitor at the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, examines the ability to amend a resource consent application once notified.

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Site Visits By The Environment Court

Autumn 2006

Like other courts, the Environment Court will make site visits as an aid in determining the outcome of the cases before it. In this article, Philippa Jones, a solicitor with the Dunedin and Queenstown Lawlink firm of Anderson Lloyd Caudwell, discusses a visit made in a case before the High Court.

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Companies In Receivership When You Are A Secured Creditor

Autumn 2006

Rebecca Read, a solicitor with the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, looks at an amendment to the Receiverships Act 1993 and its impact on a case before the Court of Appeal.

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The End Of The Family Farming Partnership

Autumn 2006

The end of any partnership can be a distressing experience for those involved. In this article, Richard Austin, a partner of the Wanganui Lawlink firm of Treadwell Gordon, looks at farming partnerships and how to prevent bad feeling amongst family members.

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Retirement Villages

Autumn 2006

Vanessa Crosby, a solicitor with the Whangarei Lawlink firm of Webb Ross, looks at some very relevant questions that you should ask yourself before committing to village life.

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