In a decision released by the Blenheim District Court, Crafar Crouch Construction (Picton) Ltd was ordered to pay a fine of $351,563 and reparations of $177,735 following the fatal incident in June 2017.
While there are a variety of debt recovery mechanisms in place under New Zealand law, these are not always effective against bodies corporate. Creditors will be familiar with the presumption of insolvency that can trigger liquidation when a statutory demand is left unsatisfied. However, this type of action is not available against bodies corporate because […]
To create the platform for AdviSME, Tompkins Wake worked with Imagimation School, a digital learning and innovation workplace. Using Imagimation’s AI tool and Tompkins Wake’s legal expertise, they have created the Business Healthcheck along with a suite of automated legal documents powered by Automio, aimed at SMEs. Human backup comes from a team of expert […]
The Ministry of Law, Law Society of Singapore, Enterprise Singapore, and Infocomm Media Development Authority have launched a new program called “Tech-celerate for Law,” which will reimburse some costs paid by Singapore law practices for technology services.
Once again we have an interesting month in New Zealand law. Join us as we run through some of the main employment law updates and recent interesting cases around the updates, as well as new legal protections at work. We’ll finish off with everyone’s favourite – tax time updates! Let’s dive in. Minimum wage rises […]
According to Grant Thornton International research, ‘Earn-outs: How to avoid pitfalls and protect value’, earn-outs are one of the most disputed areas of transactions, during both negotiation and post-deal litigation, with 60% of New Zealand survey respondents stating earn-outs take the longest to negotiate; 57% of New Zealand respondents also said they’re the most disputed […]
The Ministry of Justice said that it has made changes to the website to make it easier for jurors to find information they need. Jurors are now also able to accept summons online, enabling easier response and the ability to email jurors relevant information. The ministry has also started using historical data to predict how […]
Last year, Chen was found guilty by the High Court for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme. He was convicted of nine charges of “obtaining by deception” under the Crimes Act – two of which were representative charges – as well one representative charge of “corruptly giving consideration to an agent” under the Secret […]
Among the questions on legal procedure which have emerged after the Christchurch mosque attacks is whether the man accused should serve his sentence if convicted in New Zealand or in his native Australia.
This month in law, there’s been tragedy as well as breaking news to shape New Zealand’s legislative future. We’ll go through some of the biggest legislation changes for the month, as well as recent updates to employment law, as well as some recent breaking news of laws that have been broken! Let’s dive in. Ban […]