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Fineprint-Winter-2017-MacTodd.pdf

July 2017

Fineprint Winter 2017

Winter 2017 edition of Fineprint has now been published.

Inside are these articles:

  • A Helping hand for first home Buyers
  • Up in the Air: Using your drone
  • Time to Update your Ts and Cs
  • Getting Your Enduring Powers of Attorney Sorted Out
  • Postscript: Enforceable undertaking accepted by WorkSafe after two students hurt in St Kentigern's Sweeney Todd production

Click here if you want to read more.

If you'd like to talk further with us on any of the topics above, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email on Queenstown@mactodd.co.nz or 03 441 0125.

Fineprint-Autumn-2017.pdf

May 2017

Fineprint Autumn 2017

The Autumn 2017 edition of Fineprint has now been published.

Inside are these articles:

  • How Private is Private When Taking Photos in a Public Place?
  • Rural Fires: Who is liable for the damage?
  • Buying Off the Plans: The advantages, pitfalls and the Kawarau Falls case. The Kawarau Falls case was heard on appeal at the Supreme Court in early April, we will let you know the judges' decision when it's available.
  • DIY at the Disputes Tribunal
  • Postscript: Minimum wage review 2017 - Retirement Villages Code of Practice update - Keeping your energy costs down

Click here if you want to read more. 

If you'd like to talk further with us on any of the topics above, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email on queenstown@mactodd.co.nz or 03 441 0125.

Fineprint-summer-2016.pdf

December 2016

Fineprint Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 edition of Fineprint has now been published.

Inside are these articles:

  • Do all your Employees have Employment Agreements? And do they comply?
  • Letting your Holiday House: Make sure you know the rules
  • Why is there Name Suppression in Court?
  • Holiday Care Disputes Involving Children
  • Postscript: Knowing your credit score - New pool fending law comes into force on 1 January 2017

Click here to read more. If you'd like to talk further with us on any of the topics above, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email on queenstown@mactodd.co.nz or 03 441 0125.

Fineprint-Winter-2016.pdf

July 2016

Fineprint Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 edition of Fineprint has now been published.

It includes an article on drink driving by Mactodd litigation lawyer, Tanya Surrey.

The key point in Tanya’s article is that drink driving charges are not easy to defend.  Even sitting in the driver’s seat of your car with the keys in the ignition could amount to an offence.  The best advice is not legal, it’s practical. Don’t risk it, get a taxi.

Fineprint also includes information on the law around enduring power of attorney, easements and doing business with Chinese investors.

Click here to read more. If you'd like to talk further with us on any of the topics above, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fineprint-Autumn.pdf

March 2016

Fineprint - Autumn 2016

In this issue:

-    Protecting Shareholder Advances and Guarantees

-    Changing Landscape in the Workplace: New health and safety legislation comes into force in early April

-    Are We in a De Facto Relationship?: There could be significant financial implications if you separate, or if you or your partner dies

-    Cyberbullying - stopping the trolls

-    Postscript: Computer virus scams - Getting organised for a new employee

 

Click here to read this edition. If you'd like to talk further with us on any of the topics above, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fineprint-Summer-2015.pdf

December 2015

Fineprint - Summer 2015

In this issue:

  •  Legal Health Check for Businesses: It's essential for your business to be compliant
  •  Getting your Personal Affairs in Order
  •  Teenagers and Alcohol
  •  Ensuring Sufficient Feed for Stock When Buying a Farm
  •  Postscript: Signfiicant changes ahead in construction industry - Exchanging gifts - Be safe this summer when you're in  the water

Click here to read this edition. If you would like to talk further with us on any of the topics above, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Fineprint-Winter-2015-MacTodd.pdf

June 2015

Fineprint - Winter 2015

In this issue:

  • Developing an Intellectual Property Strategy: An integral part of your business strategy
  • Rural Fires - who is liable?
  • Ending Marriages of Short Duration: "I give this marriage a year"
  • 'Reading of the Will': Busting some of the myths regarding Wills
  • Postscript: Select Committee's recommendations on Health and Safety Reform Bill further delayed - Better online support for youth mental health - New tenancy website launched

Click here to read this edition.  If you would like to talk further with us on any of the topics above, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our contact details are below.

Fineprint-Autumn-2015-MacTodd.pdf

March 2015

Fineprint - Autumn 2015

In this issue:

  • 40 Business Tips for Every Small and Medium Enterprise: Keeping your business in tip-top condition
  • The Rural Lease: It's not just another piece of paper
  • Helping your Children into their First Home: Mitigating your risk if their relationship breaks up
  • "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
  • Postscript: Parental leave changes - Debt collectors will now need a licence - Tradies win in 'claw-back' case

Click here to read this edition.  If you would like to talk further with us on any topic in Fineprint, or indeed on any other legal issue, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Fineprint-Summer-2014.pdf

November 2014

Fineprint - Summer 2014

In this issue:

  • The Health and Safety Reform Bill: Be prepared early for significant changes
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Good Fences: Significant responsibilities for rural landowners
  • Family Dispute Resolution: A new service to help families in conflict
  • Postscript:
    - 90-day trial period
    - New drink driving laws introduced in time for Christmas
    - Relationship property update

Click here to read this edition. If you would like further information on topics featured in this edition, please contact us.

Fineprint-Winter-2014-MacTodd.pdf

July 2014

Fineprint - Winter 2014

In this issue:

  • Satisfying conditions in Agreement for Sale and Purchase: must use your best endeavours to satisfy
  • Criminal sanctions for those involved in cartels: proposed changes beef up the Crodommerce Act 1986
  • Farm succession planing: what's important? Is it the family or the farm?
  • Careful planning needed for blended families
  • Postscript:
    - Locate cables before you dig
    - Planning to go into business?
    - Get yourself a head start on health and safety

Click here to read this edition. If you would like further information on topics featured in this edition, please contact us.

Mactodd_-_Autumn_2014_Fineprint.pdf

April 2014

Fineprint - Autumn 2014

In this issue:

  • Major Revamp of Consumer Law: Implications for your business
  • The Dismissal Process: Getting it right and being fair
  • The Perils of Effluent Discharge: Sorting out the muck in the air
  • Relationship Property Developments
  • Postscript: Latest IRD phishing scam - Helping prevent workplace bullying

To read all articles please click here.

If you’d like to further information on topics featured in this publication, please contact us. 

Issue_62_-_Summer_2013.pdf

December 2013

Fineprint - Summer 2013

In this issue:

  • Sources of Cash for Business
  • The New Patents Act
  • Door to Door Salespeople
  • Animal Welfare
  • Postscript:
    - Employment law update
    - New tax deduction law for bach owners
    - Trust law to be overhauled

Click here to read this publication.

If you would like further information on any of the topics featured, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

NZL137_Fineprint_Mactodd_-_Winter_2013.pdf

August 2013

Fineprint - Winter 2013

In this issue we have articles on:

  • Getting Your Affairs in Order - A current Will is just the beginning
  • Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Now in Force
  • Relationship Property - Without being complicated
  • Greener Pastures - The liability of wandering stock
  • Guarantees

Click here to read this publication.

If you would like further information on any of the topics featured, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Issue_60-_Autumn_2013.pdf

April 2013

Fineprint - Autumn 2013

In this issue we have articles on:

  • New ADLS Commercial Leases: How will the new ADLS lease form affect landlords and tenants?
  • Healthcare Directives: Making your wishes count when you need it
  • Is the concept of the 'Vulnerable Worker' becoming redundant? Proposed amendments to Employment Relations Act
  • Put the Deal in Writing: Getting what you expect
  • Postscript
    -
    New telephone service for the hearing impaired
    - Do's and Don'ts of daily deals

Click here to read this publication and if you would like to know more on any particular topic featured in this publication, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Issue_59_-_Spring-Summer_2012.pdf

November 2012

Fineprint - Spring/Summer 2012

In this issue:

  • Buy/Sell Agreements for Your Business
  • Dealing with Death
  • Passport Fees Now Reduced
  • Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Kiwi Dream - A Place in the Country
  • Postscripts:
    - Leaky homes now leaky buildings
    - Better deal for retirement village residents
    - GST returns now easier online

Click here to read this publication and if you would like to know more on any particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Winter_Fineprint_2012.pdf

July 2012

Fineprint - Winter 2012

In this issue:

  • Madrid Trade Mark System - What it means for your intellectual property
  • Winter Feed for Diary - Ensuring you have enough feed when you buy
  • Landowner Compensation Rights - What to do when the government/local authority want to acquire your land for public works
  • Who's my Daddy? Establighing who the father is

Click here to read this publication.

If you would like more information on these topics or featured articles, please do not hesistate to contact us.

NZL112_Mactodd.pdf

April 2012

Fineprint - Autumn 2012

In this issue:

  • New Licensed Building Practitioners: How will it affect homeowners?
  • Using KiwiSaver to Buy Your First Home: Good benefits available
  • Consumer Law Makeover: Reform Bill introduced
  • The Feed Wedge: Ensuring you’ve enough feed on your new rural property

Please click here to read this publication. If you would like to know more about any particular topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

FinePrint_Autumn_2011_NZL084.pdf

March 2011

Fine Print - Autumn 2011

In this issue:

  • Gift Duty Abolition: How might this effect you?
  • Dying Intestate: Make sure you have a Will to avoid complications for your family
  • Protecting Your Family’s Inheritance: A simple asset planning technique
  • Overseas Investment Office provides extra clarity on foreign investment
  • The Timing of Your Claim: New laws reform unfairness of the old Act

Please click here to read this publication.If you would like to know more about any particular topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

FinePrint-2010-Spring-Summer.pdf

November 2010

Fine Print - Summer 2010

In this issue:

  • Power to the People: Government power supply investment impacts on landowners
  • Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee: Update
  • Gift duty to be abolished from October 2011
  • Going into business together: Making a new relationship work
  • Financial Advisers Act 2008 Update
  • Where do I go for my Holidays? Guidelines for divorced or separated parents
  • Postscript: Major employment law changes ahead

If you would like to know more about any particular topic, please don’t hesitate to call us. Please click here to read this Spring/Summer edition.

to-trust-or-not-to-trust-booklet.pdf

Practical Guide to Family Trusts in New Zealand

Click here for the full booklet

  • Establishing a Family Trust
  • Protection given by a Family Trust
  • Transferring Assets
  • Decisions to be Made
  • Completing your Estate Plan
  • Family Trust Administration
  • What will a Family Trust Cost?