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Summary judgment as the defendant

Summary judgment as the defendant

Legal proceedings are time consuming and expensive. This can be seen to be a waste of resources if you are a defendant facing hollow claims.

By Alden Ho - 28 Jun 2017

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Good fences make good neighbours

Good fences make good neighbours

Do you know your rights under the Fencing Act? The Fencing Act covers a multitude of possible scenarios, including the commonly asked question of who should pay for a shared fence.

By Alden Ho - 27 Mar 2017

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How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

If you're a builder, you have a number of options open to you if you don't get paid. In this blog, Geoff Hardy gives some practical advice on how you can help protect yourself and your business.

By Geoff Hardy - 8 Nov 2016

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Treat your building contract like a live hand grenade

Treat your building contract like a live hand grenade

Building contracts are not pieces of paper to sign and then put in the bottom drawer. They are like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

By Geoff Hardy - 21 Oct 2016

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Insights from the latest OIO decisions

Insights from the latest OIO decisions

The OIO has just released decision sheets on consents granted in February.

By Craig Nelson - 11 Apr 2016

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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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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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Lack of detailed invoices proves costly for building contractors

Lack of detailed invoices proves costly for building contractors

If you're a building contractor who issues simplified invoices, you may need to think again. A recent high court case emphasised the need for contractors to get invoices right the first time if they intend to rely on summary procedures to maximise their cash flow.

By Andrew Steele - 30 Jun 2015

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Recent Building Act changes have far reaching effects for developers and investors

Recent Building Act changes have far reaching effects for developers and investors

Significant changes to the Building Act 2004 and new regulations came into effect on 1 January 2015. The legislation contains far-reaching changes for residential building contracts and some contracts of sale of residential properties by developers and investors.

By Kay Keam - 26 Feb 2015

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