News & Events
Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Law, and what's new at WRMK
WRMK Lawyers welcomes new Warkworth Director, opens Warkworth office
April 02, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to welcome Patrick Steuart as its new Director and leader of its newly opened Warkworth office.
New law on Domestic Violence Leave: what employers need to know
April 01, 2019
The Government’s Domestic Violence – Victims' Protection Act comes into force, today, 1 April 2019. The Act gives new entitlements to victims of domestic violence and puts strict obligations on their employers to ensure those entitlements are met.
Constructing the right contract
March 18, 2019
Large construction projects are popping up everywhere, from renovation and residential houses through to large scale commercial developments. Usually, disputes in construction aren’t about defects, but rather grey areas the parties haven’t considered such as unforeseen costs or work. Getting the right building contract in place up-front can avoid a lot of pain.
Congratulations to Natalie Robinson on her admission to the Bar
March 15, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to congratulate lawyer Natalie Robinson, based in our Dargaville office, on her admission to the bar yesterday.
Is your Family Trust still serving its purpose?
November 22, 2018
With the Trusts Bill currently in its Second Reading in Parliament and likely to incorporate a raft of signalled changes, it is probably a good time to take stock and consider why you settled your family trust in the first place.
Winter is almost over – time to rent the bach out
August 28, 2018
Like many Northlanders, you may be looking to rent the family bach out for some of the warmer months of the year. However, in addition to mopping the floors, and mowing the lawns, it is important you are up to date with your rights and obligations as a landlord.
Employment Law Update – When Employees’ Misconduct / Bad Behaviour Matters
August 28, 2018
When an employer fires an employee for misconduct but gets the process wrong, the first thing they tend to ask us is “doesn’t the employee’s bad behaviour matter at all?” The answer is a little complex – but it usually boils down to a matter of how much the bad behaviour contributed to the situation.
Anti-Money Laundering 1 July 2018
July 02, 2018
Real estate transactions are a major target for Anti Money Laundering. From 1st July we will be subject to these regulations. Read about how this will affect you and your clients
When does the “Brightline test” start and finish?
June 18, 2018
Will the current Brightline Test conditions affect you and your house sale?
Methamphetamine Testing – Hoax or Threat?
June 11, 2018
Over the past week there has been a lot of information circling through the media regarding methamphetamine testing. Has the New Zealand public been tricked over the threats on methamphetamine contamination or is the threat still real?
Do it online
Did you know you can pay your bill online?
De facto relationships – what does “living together as a couple” actually mean?
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?
June 26, 2019
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