News & Events
Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Law, and what's new at WRMK
Employment Investigations - Getting it right!
June 22, 2017
An employer dealing with an employee’s misconduct has a challenge ahead of them. We understand the minefield of legal problems that an under resourced employer has to negotiate if they are going to successfully conclude an employment investigation without falling foul of the procedural rules that abound.
First Home Buyers: Structuring Parental Support
June 07, 2017
The most appropriate form of parental assistance will depend on the particular set of circumstances.
Gifting: about more than what we give at Christmas time
June 01, 2017
If you think gifting is all about beautifully wrapped Christmas presents then think again. This blog post explores acrimonious court cases about gifting.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 6: Insurance
April 28, 2017
It is so important to get insurance right when you're building, this week I discuss the different types of insurance and a real life insurance claim that happened during my subdivision
Contesting a Will: The ins and outs of your Will and who can lay claim to your assets
April 20, 2017
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.
Employment Standards - April 2017 Update
April 06, 2017
On 1 April 2016 amendments to the Employment Relations Act came into force. There were a raft of changes, but the most publicity was given to the prohibition of “zero hour” contracts. From that date, any new employment agreements had to comply with the new requirements.
Statutory Demand Notices - A Useful Tool with Benefits and Risks
February 14, 2017
Statutory demand notices are commonly used as a helpful tool to create leverage to collect undisputed debts. Despite the unassuming look of these documents, statutory demands can have significant legal and financial implications for both the issuing party and the company on the receiving end.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 5: Banking
December 14, 2016
For many backyard developers, engagement with their bank will be required at some point. It is always best to do this early to understand what requirements the Bank will impose on you either before you start developing or during the development process.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 4: Building
November 23, 2016
You should be at the stage now where you can starting the building process. This blog outlines all the essential members of your building team and things that need to be considered for compliance.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 3: Titles and Boundaries
November 02, 2016
In the last article in this series we looked at buying the property that you want to develop. When buying you do not want to fall into one of the property development traps - in this case paying too much for the property because you have not done all your homework
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Is your Family Trust still serving its purpose?
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.
November 22, 2018
Thank you so much for the outstanding support you have provided us over the past few weeks. Your guidance and honesty has given us the confidence to negotiate with assertion!
I have spread the word to everybody and anybody who listens, that you are the lawyer for their jobs! I hope my small token-ability sources you well deserved clients.
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