Employees being under the influence of drugs while at work is becoming a very real issue for employers, particularly in light of the 2012 United Nations World Drug Report, which indicates New Zealand has comparably high levels of illicit drug taking, particularly cannabis use. This issue creates a conflict between […] Read More›

Since the abolition of gift duty there has been a significantly greater focus by the Ministry of Social Development (“MSD”) on the criteria for residential care subsidies. Many people have for a long time had a gifting programme whereby people forgiving advances to their family trust would forgive that debt […] Read More›

From time to time we come across situations where a trust has been established with the settlors of the trust also being appointed as the trustees of the trust without an independent trustee. Independent trustees are important in any trust structure for a number of reasons, however, one issue that […] Read More›

It can often be a difficult and time consuming process to recover a debt from someone.  As someone who is owed money, you are a creditor and you have a number of options which you can consider before you try to recover the outstanding debt from the debtor. You may […] Read More›

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