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05 Aug 2020

Family Court shake-up

Attending Family Court can be a traumatic experience for children and parents alike. Extensive reforms of the family law system last took place in March 2014. The changes were aimed at resolving disputes without the need for families to go to court. However, it had the opposite effect and led to a rise in applications and negative impacts for children, parents and whanau. Read more ›
05 Aug 2020

COVID no excuse to ignore employment law

If your business had to close, or has been operating at reduced capacity, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the law requires that wages still be paid to employees who are ready and willing to work and who would have been able to work, but for the COVID-19 restrictions. Read more ›
05 Aug 2020

Visa variations: what you need to know about changes to temporary work visas

Migrants in New Zealand on temporary work visas have been badly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Thousands of migrant workers in Central Otago and around New Zealand have been left without work or income. Read more ›
05 Aug 2020

How to Help Avoid Pre-Approval Angst

Buying property can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Whilst not necessarily a direct result of COVID-19, the reality is that banks have become much more cautious when it comes to lending. Pre-approvals for home loans is one area where banks are taking a much tougher stance. To help get through the process, here are some tips to help reduce pre-approval angst. Read more ›
30 Jul 2020

Read terms of trade!

​Reading terms of trade for every new service provider and piece of technology can seem tedious. However, not reading and agreeing to the other side’s terms of trade before agreeing to trade can lead to problems for your wallet and your peace of mind. Read more ›
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