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We periodically publish five client newsletters, they are:

  • Trust eSpeaking – an e-newsletter with a focus on trust matters
  • Commercial eSpeaking – an e-newsletter with a focus on commercial matters
  • Property eSpeaking – an e-newsletter with a focus on property matters
  • Rural eSpeaking – an e-newsletter with a focus on rural matters
  • Fineprint – a variety of topics

You can sign up to receive any of these newsletters by completing the form to your right. Also, previous editions of Fineprint can be found at NZ LAW.

Rural eSpeaking Winter Spring 2016

22 August 2016. by Johnston Lawrence.

 

The Winter/Spring 2016 edition of our regular rural e-newsletter, Rural eSpeaking, is published today. Its fresh new design complements our other e-newsletters. Your PDF is attached.

We hope that you find the articles in Rural eSpeaking both interesting and useful.

Inside:

  • Obligations associated with owning working dogs
  • Residential Tenancies Act applies to accommodation for farming staff
  • Over the Fence:
    • New regulations for […]

Rural Speaking, Issue 15 – Winter-Spring 2014

15 August 2014. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this edition:

  • Protecting Your Brand: Looking after the intellectual property
  • Health and Safety Reforms: Who will be responsible on the farm?
  • Over the Fence:
    – Minimum wage order change
    – Animal Welfare (Dairy Cattle) Code of Welfare 2010 has been revoked
    – Farm buildings to be exempt from assessments

Rural eSpeaking, Issue […]

Property Speaking, Winter 2014

1 August 2014. by Johnston Lawrence.

Inside this edition we take a look at:

  • All trustees must sign up to dealings with trust assets: no short cuts
  • Paper roads and public access: now easier to find
  • Property Briefs:
    – Joint tenancy v tenancy in common
    – Property sharing agreements and forcing a sale
    – Relationship property update: a 30/70 […]

Fineprint, Winter edition

26 June 2014. by Johnston Lawrence.

Inside this edition we take a look at:

  • The duty to use your best endeavours to satisfy conditions in agreements for sale and purchase of land
  • Criminal sanctions for those involved in cartels: beefing up the Commerce Act 1986
  • Farm succession planning: what’s important? Is it the family or the farm?
  • Blended families: careful […]

Trust eSpeaking, Summer-Autumn edition

21 February 2014. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this edition we take a look at:

  • Risks for Trustees: Health and safety, and other laws, can affect trustees
  • When a Trustee Loses Capacity: Removing and replacing incapacitated trustees
  • Looking into the Election Crystal Ball: A change in government may have implications for your trust

If you’d like to talk more on any […]

Fineprint, Summer edition

27 November 2013. by Johnston Lawrence.

Inside our Summer 2013-14 edition we take a look at:

  • Sources of Cash for Business: Evaluating what best suits your business needs
  • The New Patents Act: How it could affect your business
  • Door-to-Door Salespeople: Protecting yourself
  • Animal Welfare: Caring for your herd or your family pet
  • Postscript: Employment law update – New tax deduction law […]

Property Speaking, Summer edition

7 November 2013. by Johnston Lawrence.

Inside this issue we take a look at:

  • Look Through Companies: How do they work?
  • Proposed Earthquake Strengthening Requirements: Raises the bar for potential investors in commercial buldings
  • Property Briefs: KiwiSaver deposit subsidy – Land covenants

If you’d like to talk further about any of the topics in Property Speaking, please feel free to give us a […]

Trust eSpeaking, Spring edition

11 September 2013. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this edition we take a look at:

  • ‘Reading of the Will’: Busting some of the myths regarding Wills
  • Can Marriage Equality Affect a Couple’s Wills? Check your Will hasn’t been revoked when you marry
  • Protecting Grandpa’s Beachfront Holiday Home: Keeping it for future generations

As we were about to publish Trust, the Law […]

Commercial eSpeaking, Spring edition

6 September 2013. by Johnston Lawrence.

Inside this edition we take a look at:

  • Redundancy: Totara Hills case lifts the bar
  • Is User Generated Content Really Advertising? Using social media to promote your business
  • Business Briefs: Exclusivity: think before you ink – New trademark clearinghouse for domain names – Inadequate medical certificates: are you sick of the pandemic?

If you’d […]

Rural eSpeaking, Winter-Spring edition

16 August 2013. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this issue we take a look at:

  • Fire & General Insurance: Be careful with the level of cover you choose
  • Health and Safety: More duties, greater accountability
  • Over the Fence: Insurance cover when entering into an Agreemet for Sale and Purchase – Is the redundancy landscape changing? – Employment Relations Amendment Bill […]

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NZ Law Releases

Property Speaking 6, May 2011

3 May 2011. by Johnston Lawrence

Fineprint, Autumn 2011

4 April 2011. by Johnston Lawrence

Rural eSpeaking – Autumn Edition

14 March 2011. by Johnston Lawrence

Trust eSpeaking – Autumn Edition

7 March 2011. by Johnston Lawrence

Rural eSpeaking 4, December 2010

2 December 2010. by Johnston Lawrence

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