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Property Speaking 6, May 2011

3 May 2011. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this issue of Property Speaking

  • The Solicitor’s Approval Clause and how it cannot be used to cancel an agreement on a whim
  • Christchurch Earthquake – adapting to the issues around buying and selling property
  • Total destruction of premises subject to a commercial lease – what is untenantable?

If you would like to talk […]

Fineprint, Autumn 2011

4 April 2011. by Johnston Lawrence.

Some important and very useful information in this issue of fineprint including:

  • Gift Duty Abolition – Coming into force at 1 October 2011, how it will affect many New Zealanders
  • Dying without a Will – what a Will should contain and how complicated things can get for you and your family without […]

Rural eSpeaking – Autumn Edition

14 March 2011. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this Autumn edition, we have articles on:

  • Personal Property Securities Act: Grappling with section 53 in a livestock purchase
  • Leasing the Farm: Can be a practical solution
  • Over the Fence: New minimum wage rates – Sharemilking Arrangements: 2011-2-12 season – Public Holidays: Easter 2011 – GST zero-rating land transactions

The next issue of […]

Trust eSpeaking – Autumn Edition

7 March 2011. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this edition, we have articles on:

  • Gift Duty Abolition: from 1 October 2011
  • Rush to Trust – or Maybe Not? Careful on relationship property issues
  • What Might Happen with Future Trusts Legislation?

 The next issue of Trust will be published in September.

Trust eSpeaking – Autumn Edition 2011

Rural eSpeaking 4, December 2010

2 December 2010. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this issue you can read articles on:

  • Access to the Outdoors: Unlocking the gates to your property
  • Water, Water Everywhere: Now a finite resource
  • Over the Fence: 90-day trial periods – Changes to employment legislation – livestock grazing agreements

We hope you enjoy reading it. If you would like to talk further about […]

Fineprint, Spring-Summer Edition 2010

24 November 2010. by Johnston Lawrence.

A bumper issue: Power to the People – increased government power supply investment impacts on landowners — Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee – an update — Gift duty to be abolished from October 2011 — Going into business together – making a new relationship work — Financial Advisers Act 2008 Update […]

Trust eSpeaking – Spring Edition 2010

27 September 2010. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this September edition, which is bigger than usual so we could include current material on the Crown Guarantee (see Page 5), we have articles on:

  • Appointment of a Law Firm Partner as Executor: Clarification on the court correcting a Will
  • Running a Family Trust: make sure it stands up to scrutiny
  • Trustee […]

Commercial eSpeaking – Spring Edition 2010

27 September 2010. by Johnston Lawrence.

In this issue we have stories on:

  • New Patents Bill: Software patent strategy in New Zealand
  • 90-day Trial Period Provisions on Trial: Employers get first written warning
  • Business Briefs: Major employment law changes ahead – Claims for compensation under Agreements for Sale and Purchase

We hope you enjoy reading this and find the articles […]

Property Speaking, Issue 4: August 2010

30 July 2010. by Johnston Lawrence.

Transferring Assets during a Relationship – Can have implications under the Property (Relationships) Act – Landlocked Land – How can you get reasonable access? – Property Briefs – Personal Property Securities Register – registering a lessor’s interest – Securities Act – implications for owners of communal property.

Today we publish the […]

Rural eSpeaking, Issue 3: July 2010

23 July 2010. by Johnston Lawrence.

Selling the Farm to Foreigners – Overseas Investment Act 2005 – Occupational Safety and Health – The rural perspective – Over the Fence – Increase in GST – Lack of ease in easements – Building a house on bare land – GST implications

Today we publish the Midwinter issue of Rural […]