If you think that the new Trusts Act that came into effect on 30 January 2021 has nothing to do with you, think again. What if you happened to be the beneficiary of a trust without knowing it? Or what if you were eligible to inherit a small (or large) fortune without realising it? These are some of the scenarios the new law aims to resolve.
Growing up in Nelson, followed by high school in Christchurch, university in Dunedin and now the newest member of the Aspiring Law team in Wanaka, Lily Barnes' life has been a tiki tour around the South Island.
If you are looking to hire new staff, you will no doubt be grappling with what specific terms should be included in your employment agreements. This will likely include thinking about the inclusion of a trial or probationary provision. If not, please do consider using one as they are super handy.
New Zealand’s property bubble shows no signs of bursting and more people are selling their home or investment property privately than ever before. But there are a lot more things to do if you take that path.
One of the many unfortunate and tragic consequences of Covid-19 is the dramatic increase in couples looking to separate or divorce. The stress of lockdown and the resultant changes to how we live, including working from home, couples forced to spend more time together than they normally would, and economic pressures means many relationships are struggling under the strain.