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Martelli McKegg welcomes new property partner

Martelli McKegg welcomes new property partner

We are delighted to announce a new partner to our property team. Elise Markwick advises on commercial property and business transactions including associated banking, finance and leasing and on private client property and trust law matters.

By Melissa Clark - 7 Apr 2016

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New Associate

New Associate

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Lesley Thomson to Associate. This appointment reflects Lesley's level of experience and commitment to the firm.

By Melissa Clark - 6 Apr 2016

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Spam - no laughing matter for SMEs

Spam - no laughing matter for SMEs

A Monty Python sketch once described the canned meat product Spam as ubiquitous, inescapable and tasting horrible. Years later, this portrayal has meant that 'spam' now dually refers to all manner of unsolicited, undesired, or illegal email messages.

By Matt O'Neale - 1 Apr 2016

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What's your biggest workplace risk? It could be stress

What's your biggest workplace risk? It could be stress

The new Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on 4 April 2016. Under the new Act there is a greater focus on employers proactively identifying and managing risks.

By Claire Mansell - 7 Mar 2016

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OIO approvals secured by school donations

OIO approvals secured by school donations

Recent Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approvals show that making donations to local schools can help overseas investors obtain consent to invest in New Zealand.

By Craig Nelson - 4 Mar 2016

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Crackdown on Telco unfair terms

Crackdown on Telco unfair terms

Do you use standard form consumer contracts in your business? If you have not yet had your contracts reviewed for compliance with unfair contract terms, we suggest that you get in touch with us before the Commerce Commission gets in touch with you.

By Claire Barron - 18 Feb 2016

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Harvey Norman franchisees fined for misleading consumers about their rights

Harvey Norman franchisees fined for misleading consumers about their rights

Do you and your staff know the rules regarding consumer rights and guarantees in New Zealand? The cost of not knowing can be high as Harvey Norman operators recently learned.

By Claire Barron - 20 Jan 2016

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Nurofen Causes Headache for Reckitt Benckiser

Nurofen Causes Headache for Reckitt Benckiser

Are you experiencing pain in your back? Then, according to Reckitt Benckiser, Nurofen Back Pain should be your drug of choice.

 

Has a piercing migraine got you down? No worries, Reckitt Benckiser's products suggest, Nurofen Migraine Pain will soon soothe your misery.

By Matt O'Neale - 16 Dec 2015

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Yoghurt Story telling tales - frosty response from Commerce Commission

Yoghurt Story telling tales - frosty response from Commerce Commission

Once upon a time there was a yoghurt retailer, Yoghurt Story New Zealand Limited.  This retailer touted its product's 'beneficial bacteria for better digestion and overall good health' and that 'with Yoghurt Story probiotic yoghurt your stomach will thank you'. BUT THEN ...

By Matt O'Neale - 4 Dec 2015

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Related companies stung by application to claw back voidable payments

Related companies stung by application to claw back voidable payments

The recent case of Galvanising HB Limited v Fisk has sent out a warning to directors who pay debts owed to related companies over other creditors.

By Claire Mansell - 27 Nov 2015

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