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Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Law, and what's new at WRMK
WRMK welcomes Pera Paniora to the firm
July 29, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to welcome Ihapera (Pera) Paniora to its team of Dargaville lawyers. Pera is a member of WRMK’s dispute resolution team, and has a particular interest in providing employment law advice and support.
De facto relationships – what does “living together as a couple” actually mean?
June 26, 2019
It’s generally well-understood that if you live with someone as a couple for three years, if the relationship ends, then any property involved is divided equally. However, what is less well-understood is the definition of “living together as a couple”. What exactly is a de facto relationship, are you in one, and if it ends, what happens to your stuff?
WRMK delighted to congratulate Tania Beckham on her appointment as a Director
June 19, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to congratulate Tania Beckham on her appointment as a Director of the firm, effective from 17 June 2019.
Top five tips for buying your first home
June 06, 2019
You’ve joined the open home circuit, become a master at taking off and putting on your shoes in under 10 seconds, fine-tuned your knowledge of real estate speak, when at last, you find something with potential to be “the one”. Keeping a cool head is important, and having a good lawyer on your side can help you avoid potential pitfalls, make the most of your KiwiSaver and sail into a smooth settlement. Here are our top five tips.
Employment law: change is the new constant
June 06, 2019
The current coalition Government has made significant changes to the employment law landscape and it has intimated that more change is on the horizon. We are in a period of significant uncertainty for both employers and employees, and keeping up to date is essential. This article takes stock of what has changed, and looks ahead at what is likely to come.
Contesting a will: who can lay claim to your assets?
June 04, 2019
Your will can be contested and it happens more often than people realise. Despite the law around contesting wills existing in New Zealand for over a century, many people are surprised to discover their will can be challenged.
WRMK lawyer admitted to the bar today
June 04, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to congratulate lawyer Dilshaan Mohanaraj on his admission to the bar today.
Swearing at your boss – Can employers fire a potty-mouthed employee?
May 17, 2019
Something we hear pretty regularly from clients is: “What can I do when a staff member swears at their manager/storms off site?” The legal answer is the same as with any employee misbehaviour – take a moment to cool off and consider how serious the behaviour actually was (and follow a fair process).
Health and Safety: large fines for simple mistakes
April 15, 2019
Health and Safety is often looked at as a compliance cost, a hindrance to business or “just the paperwork”. It’s harder to dismiss when a failure to take it seriously results in the death of a man with children and grandchildren, and over $700,000 in fines and payments from the business.
WRMK Lawyers pull above their weight
April 08, 2019
The WRMK Lawyers team were proud to claim the win in the Whangarei South Rotary Club Fire Engine Pull, to raise funds for the refurbishment of Domain Lodge.
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