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12 Nov 2019

Are restraint of trade clauses worth the bother?

​Restraint of trade clauses are common in the sale and purchase of a business and in some employment agreements. In a business context, they offer protection to a buyer who has acquired a business and prevent the seller from directly competing against the buyer. A restraint provision in an employment context is designed to protect the employer’s business interests when key employees leave. There’s a general perception that these clauses are difficult to enforce, so why bother?​​ Read more ›
17 Oct 2019

Removing the Smoke After the Fire — New Property Laws Will Clear up Damage Liabilities

More tenancy law reform has arrived. Bear with me before rolling your eyes though — these new rules will finally give much-needed clarity to tenant-landlord liabilities for property damage. Read more ›
17 Oct 2019

Further Changes to Overseas Investment Rules Coming

Change is on the horizon for overseas property investment regulations as the second and final stage of the review of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 gets underway. Read more ›
17 Oct 2019

Welcome Claire!

A warm Wanaka welcome to the newest member of the Aspiring Law family, Legal Assistant, Claire Irving! The well-traveled Scotswoman comes to us via a stint in the Netherlands, and Queenstown. Read more ›
17 Oct 2019

New Act Means Less Blind Trust and More Clarity in Trusts Law

What do Peter Jackson’s film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the new Trusts Act 2019 have in common? They’re both around 17 years old! Read more ›