March 2021 Unit titles are becoming more popular and more complex as we see limited greenfield space available for housing, and limited funding for greenfields infrastructure, making infill an easier and more efficient land use option. This article looks at the basics of forming a unit title development from a fee simple section. Creating a… Read More.

March 2021 The new Privacy Act came into force on 1 December 2020, providing a modified (and in certain respects more onerous) regime governing the collection, storage and use of information about identifiable individuals (referred to in the Act as ‘personal information’). In particular, the new Act requires any entity or person who holds personal… Read More.

March 2021 There can be no doubt that all employers have a duty to provide conditions of employment that allow people to be, and stay, healthy. However, there is no cut and dried demarcation when it comes to the question of whether an employer can make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for its employees. This is… Read More.

December 2020 A limited liability company (LLC) is a vehicle frequently used to own and operate businesses. One of the benefits of an LLC is the limitation of liability it offers to its shareholders. Whilst the company has full responsibility for the company’s obligations it shelters the shareholders from loss if the company’s business fails.… Read More.

December 2020 The lead up to Christmas and the New Year is when employers often look ahead to their staffing needs for the new year. Often, it is at this time that employers identify employment issues. It might be an employee who's not performing, it may be a need to run a different staffing structure,… Read More.

December 2020 On 30 January 2021, the Trusts Act 2019 comes into force. One of the most significant changes in the Act is a presumption that trustees of a trust will advise each adult beneficiary: that they are a beneficiary; details of the trustees; and that they have the right to request trust information (such… Read More.

December 2020 Overcharging at the checkout leads to $78,000 penalty In the lead-up to Christmas and with increased competition for discretionary spend (thanks to COVID-19), retailers must be careful when adopting pricing and promotional campaigns and ensure the point-of-sale pricing is accurate. This recent case highlights the need to quickly respond to customer complaints and… Read More.

December 2020 There have been changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (Act) brought in by the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019. Now the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (Amendment Act) has become law as of 11 August 2020. However, the commencement date of certain provisions of the Amendment Act are staggered. As of 12… Read More.