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Property Speaking, Autumn 2018

10 May 2018. by Johnston Lawrence.

Today we publish the Autumn 2018 edition of Property Speaking. Attached is the PDF. We hope you find this material interesting and useful.

Inside you’ll find articles on:

  • Making sure your rental is safe and healthy before 1 July 2019
  • Bright-line test period extended from two to five years
  • Why your lawyer must verify your identity under the […]

Fineprint, Autumn 2018

3 April 2018. by Johnston Lawrence.

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


*    What is a ‘social enterprise’ and why does it matter?

*    Economic disparity at the end of a relationship

*    Preventing money laundering in New Zealand: a law firm’s role

*    Regulating stock movements during Mycoplasma bovis outbreak

*    Postscript: […]

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 […]