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Trust eSpeaking, Autumn 2018

1 March 2018. by Johnston Lawrence.


Today we’ve published the Autumn edition of Trust eSpeaking; we hope you find the articles both interesting and useful.


  • Option A or Option B? That is the question. When your spouse or partner dies you will need to make a very important decision between your entitlements under their will and potential claims […]

Commercial eSpeaking, Summer 2018

9 February 2018. by Johnston Lawrence.

Today we have published the Summer edition of our newsletter, Commercial eSpeaking.  We hope you find the articles interesting and useful.


  • Flurry of Employment Law Changes Ahead
  • Great, You Have Found a New Business, Now How to Buy It?
  • Business Briefs
    –  Website privacy falling short
    –  Amendments to cartel laws tighten up […]

Rural eSpeaking, Summer 2017

14 December 2017. by Johnston Lawrence.

Our regular farm-focussed e-newsletter, Rural eSpeaking, is published today. We hope that you find the articles in Rural eSpeaking both interesting and useful.


  • Farm Management Plans: a new (uncertain) dawn for farmers
  • Loan Documents: Read the fine print, the bank has more control than you think
  • Over the Fence: New health and safety toolkit now available – Getting casual and […]

Loose lips and leaky homes

13 December 2017. by David Abricossow.

The case of the leaky home, the dinner party, and the expensive battle that followed.

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Mason v Magee [2017] NZCA 502 has highlighted the perils of doing a deal between friends and reinforced how important it is to complete a full investigation when purchasing […]

Fineprint, Summer 2017

27 November 2017. by Johnston Lawrence.

Today we’ve published the Summer edition of our newsletter, Fineprint; a PDF is attached for your reading interest and enjoyment.


–    Privacy in the Workplace: What’s yours is mine?

–    Blended Families – Wills and Trusts: Can it be fair for everyone?

–    Stay Safe this Summer: Driving, swimming pools and drinking

–    Recent Workplace Health and Safety Sentencing: […]