The bill’s objectives were to address regulatory duplication, gaps, errors, and inconsistencies within the Act, and to clarify and update statutory provisions. This would ensure an appropriate permitting regime for the future.
“There are numerous, high-quality opportunities currently being brought to market with seller-friendly terms available for the right acquisitions,” said Silvana Schenone, partner and head of MinterEllisonRuddWatts’s corporate division. “Looking at these two trends, we’re expecting more high-quality New Zealand businesses to be brought to market in the year ahead.”
“But Gisborne definitely has that, there’s a real community heart and the lawyers here are a whānau and I class it as that. When you need support you’ve got people to catch you; if you’re standing in court and you get stuck somebody will be around to help you out. You get to know all […]
“On behalf of everyone at Lane Neave, I am delighted to welcome Joelle as our newest partner. This promotion is recognition of the massive contribution Joelle continues to make to the firm and her ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients,” said Andrew Shaw, Lane Neave managing partner. “Her elevation to partnership will help […]
Sometimes in life, we face situations where we need some expertise to guide us through. Perhaps you have found yourself in one of those situations and you realise you need a lawyer but aren’t sure where to start. Don’t worry too much, as this is a very common problem for most people who aren’t lawyers […]
“The original act came out in 1993, which is fine for some acts. We have some older acts on the books, but for a legislation concerning people’s privacy, I think that’s very old considering the change in technology. In legal terms, it’s not that long, but in technology terms, that’s ancient history,” he says. “In […]
The 2019 determination defines the applicable judicial officers as those specified in section 12B(1) of the Remuneration Authority Act 1977. This effectively covers all Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Employment Court, Māori Land Court, Court Martial, and coroners who also hold office as a District Court Judge.
A survey of courthouses published in LawTalk in February 2018 found that some courthouses were the worse for wear. Waitakere, Auckland District Court, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga all had major problems. The courthouses in Dunedin and Oamaru have since had major refurbishment and were able to be re-opened last year.
The firm has acquired Yerra Solutions, which also provides consulting and technology services to the legal profession. The acquisition grows Elevate’s global headcount to more than 1,200 with offices in the US, Europe, Australia, the Philippines, India, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
In IPONZ trade mark and patent proceedings, the Commissioner may award costs to a party that the Commissioner considers reasonable. The Commissioner’s standard practice is to order the unsuccessful party in proceedings to pay costs to the successful party, in accordance with a schedule of costs.