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Preparing For Next Generation District And Regional Plans

Summer 2008

Stuart Ryan, partner, and Jamie Twigg, solicitor, from Hesketh Henry discuss the importance of making a submission if your property is affected by district and regional plans.

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Wake Up And Accept The Inevitable

Summer 2008

Jillene Peters is an associate with Harkness Henry. In this article, she reminds us just how important it is not just to have a will, but to make sure that it is up to date.

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Personal Liability - No Special Immunity For Directors

Summer 2008

Are company directors liable for civil wrongs committed in the course of company business? The leaky building cases have highlighted uncertainty in this area. In this article, Marie Callander, a solicitor with Anderson Lloyd, looks at recent cases that provide some direction towards greater certainty.

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Flexible Working: A Mother's Experience

Summer 2008

Webb Ross has to be one of the most dynamic employers in today's market. Before the Employment Relations (Flexible Working Arrangements) Amendment Bill was passed into law, Webb Ross was supporting work arrangements to suit their employees. As with Alice Harper who told her story of a flexible working experience in the Autumn edition, I too am lucky enough to be enjoying a brilliant flexible working arrangement through my innovative and supportive employer.

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Operation Of A Body Corporate And Corporate Secretary

Summer 2008

If you are looking at buying a unit title or developing a subdivision involving unit titles, you will need to deal with the body corporate that will manage your property. This article by Owen Culliney, a solicitor with Harkness Henry, offers some guidance on how a body corporate operates. It also outlines the duties of the body corporate secretary, who carries out the day-to-day operations of the body corporate.

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'If You Own It, You Lose It'

Summer 2008

David Holloway, a solicitor with Anderson Lloyd looks at a recent interesting Court of Appeal case which dealt with the passing of risk in a contract for the sale and purchase of business assets.

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What Is This Franchise All About?

Summer 2008

The payment of a large sum of money should provide enough reason to be careful and investigate before committing yourself to a franchise relationship. However, some people jump into a franchise agreement before asking the question: What is this franchise all about?

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What Is An Easement?

Summer 2008

Colette MacKenzie, a solicitor with Gibson Sheat, asks and answers the question 'what is an easement?'

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Stategic Exit: Asset vs Share Sale

Summer 2008

Kylie van Heerden is an associate with Sharp Tudhope. In this article Kylie evaluates asset and share sales.

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To Trust, Or Not To Trust?

Summer 2008

Have you ever considered establishing your own family trust, but didn't know where to start, or if it was even necessary? Dominique Fourie, a solicitor with AWS Legal, looks at the advantages and disadvantages of family trusts.

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