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 […]
Clark was a noted journalist before becoming a lawyer, having covered five elections in a 20-year career. She became a household name in the 1990s as political editor at TVNZ and subsequently as the host of Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noonprogram. As a lawyer, she is still in demand as a political commentator and election-night […]
Titled ‘History of the Law of Nations: Sovereignty and Property’, the lecture will explore the history of international law in the context of the expansion of European power. Professor Koskenniemi will argue that to fully understand international law, a wider notion of the concept is required that focuses not simply on sovereign power – war […]
WeCount 2019 is open to self-identifying LGBTQIA+ members of the New Zealand Public Service. The SSC says it’s important that only responses from this community are received so that the data is accurate and useful in helping find ways to support our people if they need it.
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 Centre’s Aotearoa’s Future Courts Project is the first in New Zealand to look at the potential impact of the international trend of online courts. It will compare how lay people and lawyers describe disputes by asking them to conduct mock client interviews and file claims in a mock online court (which is based on […]