The end of the year is near, Christmas is on the horizon, and work is ramping up to the final push before the holidays begin, which is often a peak travel time. Given New Zealand’s geographical location, for many kiwis that travel, flying is an inevitable part of travel. Travelling and ‘the great kiwi OE’… Read More.

New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (we will call it the AML/CFT law). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand's commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community. Recent changes… Read More.

To: tomsmith@outlook.com <tomsmith@outlook.com>; Hi Tom Please could you pay your deposit on 33 Acacia Avenue to us. I’ve included our bank details at the end of this email. Then we can get the ball rolling. Thanks John Account details: Name:            JJ Law Number:       01-1199-0032118-00 Ref:                 33Acacia John Johnson LLB |Partner JJ Law | 123 High… Read More.

If you think gifting between family members is all about beautifully wrapped Christmas presents then think again. On 1 August there was a headline in the New Zealand Herald: ‘Parents' $910k 'gift' to help couple buy house ends up in court’. This situation will not be unknown to lawyers who deal with separations. A relatively… Read More.

The number of retirement villages is only likely to increase to accommodate our ageing population. Retirement villages are an attractive option because they can offer a good balance between living independently and having access to support and healthcare. Villages comprise independent living options in a townhouse, villa or apartment, and (as needs increase) serviced apartments,… Read More.

If you’re looking forward to spending less time in your business and more on enjoying your life as you head towards retirement, then you’re not alone. Like many of our clients, you’re of the baby-boomer generation who have worked hard for decades to generate income and now want to sell your business or plan the… Read More.

Statutes Amendment Act 2016 The Statutes Amendment Act 2016 amending the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (‘PPPR Act’) received Royal Assent on 16 December 2016. The amendments to the PPPR Act will come into force 90 days following Royal Assent, on 16 March 2017. The Protection of Personal and Property Rights (Enduring… Read More.

As the public adapts to the changes to drink driving limits, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of people charged with driving with excess breath alcohol. The flow on effect is more convictions, more disqualifications and more applications for limited licences. Also known as a ‘work licence’, a limited licence allows someone… Read More.