In recent times there have been a number of cases reported in the media in relation to various prominent families where there have been disputes regarding the provisions of a Will which have had unequal or even excluded beneficiaries. Many people therefore ask their lawyers as to how secure is […] Read More›

New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global […] Read More›

We are seeing increasing examples of the incorrect treatment of GST between vendor and purchaser in respect to commercial property transactions. This is particularly so where the property is a residential investment being sold and purchased between two parties who are both GST registered. Due to incorrect advice received at […] Read More›

You should be aware that from now on your lawyer will be requiring you to provide significantly more information to establish your identity and the source of funds for any transactions involving lawyers.  The new laws are a very significant departure from previous obligations and in summary you will need […] Read More›

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