General News, Property / 20.02.2014

The Environment With the economic downturn and many businesses still struggling to make ends meet, inevitably some businesses are still at risk of failing.  In this environment, it is important for farmers to understand the risks associated with paying large deposits for goods or services. The Rationale So...

General News / 28.08.2013

Ian Blackman and Chris Spargo were invited to present a paper on succession planning to the Beef and Lamb seminar at Te Kuiti. Over 50 people attended. As a result, the media has picked up the success of this seminar and reported on it. The article can...

Employment / 20.07.2013

Employers can offer employment on a trial period of up to 90 days. During this trial period if an employee is dismissed, that employee cannot bring a personal grievance in respect of the dismissal. It is important that employers fully understand their obligations, to ensure that...

Succession Planning & Trusts / 21.08.2012

You should know that the Government is presently undertaking a full-scale review of the law of trusts. Our firm is closely following the review and we anticipate several law changes. The anticipated law changes are likely to include regulations to ensure that trusts are better...