Rising property prices, larger deposit requirements from lenders and the higher cost of living has resulted in many young adults no longer being able to save a large enough deposit to enable them to purchase a home of their own. These first home buyers are increasingly appealing to the bank of Mum and Dad to… Read More.

Trespass notices are sometimes used by schools to deal with difficult or disruptive parents or persistent complainants. However, trespass notices against parents should only be used as a last resort when it is really necessary and ordinary warning letters have failed. Although the school has an obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of students… Read More.

Thought that the NZ Super is a given on reaching 65? Well not quite. Many New Zealanders would be surprised to learn that there are other criteria to meet before eligibility can be confirmed. So what are the criteria? To obtain the NZ super you not only must be 65 or older, but also ordinarily… Read More.

Owners of animals will be aware that they have the potential to cause significant damage to property including land, crops or other animals. When animals are properly managed, this damage can be controlled. However, when livestock strays onto a neighbour’s land and causes damage, a question arises: who is liable for the damage? The answer… Read More.

Many employers require employees to work additional hours without a second thought. If you are an employer and your employees are working overtime, or you are an employee who regularly works overtime, then a recent decision of the Employment Court may have far reaching implications for you. The recent Employment Court decision of Postal Workers… Read More.

When looking to raise equity capital for your business, it is crucial to understand that there is no one size fits all approach. a business will need to understand the full range of capital raising options available to it and then choose the option which not only optimises the actual cash raised but the value… Read More.