Am I in a de facto relationship?

In a de facto relationship, there can be significant financial implications if you separate or one partner passes away. Are you in one?… Read More

The Privacy Act 2020: what you need to know

The Privacy Act 2020 strengthens privacy protections by promoting early intervention and risk management by agencies, and enhances the role of the Privacy Commissioner.… Read More

Why you need a will – done the right way

Around 1500 people in New Zealand die every year without a will. This guide sets out the what, why and how of making a will.… Read More

Some comments on the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 safe harbour

The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 was enacted on 2 July 2015, and it raises a few issues that hosts should be aware of.… Read More

Do zombies have a right to privacy?

Death sometimes changes the law that applies. Zombies are dead (obviously). Does the death of a person end the right to privacy?… Read More

How social media changes negotiation tactics

Social media has changed the way disputes are negotiated. Now, every couple of weeks a legal threat goes viral and results in public backlash. … Read More

Legal threats and the Streisand effect

Matthew Inman swiftly taught Funnyjunk a lesson in how fast bad publicity can spread online, and in particular what’s known as the “Streisand Effect”.… Read More