News & Events
Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Law, and what's new at WRMK
Financial Service Providers and Financial Advisors shake up
October 15, 2010
There have been fundamental changes to the way financial services are provided as a result of the Financial Advisors Act 2008 and Financial Service Providers (Registration & Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, both of which will be fully in force by July 2011.
Google and Piracy
October 14, 2010
Apparently some people think Google should do more to combat piracy.
“What entitlement do you have? – beneficiary rights”
September 29, 2010
You may be the beneficiary under a trust set up by your parents or by a wife, husband or partner – what does that entitle you to?
Employee share schemes – part 2
September 23, 2010
As discussed in my last blog about this topic (http://webbross.co.nz/blog/?p=143), employee participation in employee share schemes may better incentivise key employees in times where cash flow is tight and raising their pay is not an option. There are also various legal and tax considerations that need to be addressed before such a scheme is established.
What are Easements?
September 23, 2010
When buying a property always check the title. It is important when purchasing a property that a title search of the property is undertaken.
September 21, 2010
If you own a house, are short on cash, and are around 60 years old, banks will sometimes agree to lend you money and only expect repayment when certain things (for example your death or the sale of the property) happen. These are called “reverse mortgages”.
When should you use mediation?
September 16, 2010
How can you solve legal disputes without long, slow expensive court procedures?…
Be careful offering services or advice to a friend or family member
September 13, 2010
Have you ever been in a situation where, out of the goodness of your heart, you have offered advice or a service to a friend or family member? Have you ever considered that under the law of agency you could be legally liable for any shortcomings in what you provide?
Protect your brand by registering your trade mark
September 10, 2010
Your brand is your reputation. It is the way you and other people view you and your business.
Do the rules for roundabouts make your head go round?
August 31, 2010
The performance of drivers at roundabouts, seems to suggest that there is much confusion about when indication is required. An informal poll in our lunch room confirmed that the rules are not well known.
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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