The peak legal body said that a detailed seismic assessment has shown that part of the building at 26 Wearing Taylor St is “earthquake prone.” Building Act 2014 says that buildings given the classification are in danger of having their ultimate capacity exceeded in a moderate earthquake, and that if the building or part of […]
New Zealand’s laws are changing constantly, and many of them will affect small businesses and individuals. Let’s take a look at some of the new bills and changes in law that may affect you and/or your business over the next month and beyond. ACC Work Levies drop If you are a small business, you will […]
Dr Catherine Strong and Fran Tyler, journalism academics and previous court reporters, say that one problem arising from the suppression practices in the country is that even though a quick internet search can bring up a person’s background and that New Zealand’s courts are open to the public, convicted criminals can have their name suppressed […]
In its latest Te Aka Kōrero newsletter, the Commission says the Class Actions and Litigation Funding review was put on hold in 2018. This was due to the reallocation of staff to complete the priority request from the Minister regarding abortion law reform.
The bill’s purpose is to protect children from the harm associated with second-hand smoke and support New Zealand’s responsibilities to protect children’s health and wellbeing under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Hambleton is an associate at O’Neill Devereux, a Dunedin-based firm that specialises in assisting clients buy and sell property throughout New Zealand. Hambleton was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1999 after graduating from Otago University. She also completed a graduate diploma in child advocacy in 2007 and specialises in family law.
This month in law we’ll review the latest breaches in employment law (because there’s always at least one!), look into some crackdowns around the country, and review the Employment Relations Amendment Act that comes into effect this year. Holiday Act Breaches Unfortunately, we can’t go a month without some company or business breaching employment law. […]
Craig Tuck, founder and director of LawAid International Chambers based in Tauranga, this week confirmed his involvement, saying he was with the WikiLeaks founder in London for meetings prior to Christmas 2018.
A statutes amendment bill is an omnibus bill that seeks to amend various statutes and is designed to provide a legislative vehicle for technical, short, and non-controversial amendments to existing legislation.
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.