Cloud Storage

The idea of cloud storage has become more pertinent over recent years given the exponential advancement of technology. More businesses endeavour to have more ‘paper-less’ environments with the view to creating more efficient, not to mention tidier, storage systems....

Enduring Powers of Attorney – Recent Changes

Amendments to the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 introduced plain language forms of Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) and standard explanation documents outlining the effects of appointing an attorney. These changes came into effect on 16 March...

Auction Preparation

Property is often purchased and sold in New Zealand, particularly in a seller’s market, via auctions. However, buyers frequently under prepare for an auction and are caught out when the hammer falls. When purchasing at auction, a buyer is making an offer...

Protecting your trading name

The reputation of your business may be its most valuable asset. You have worked hard to develop your brand, so it makes sense that you also know how to protect it. In New Zealand you can call your business anything you like. That name is known as a Trading Name....

CHALLENGING THE TERMS OF A WILL

The death of a loved one can be traumatic. Feelings of grief can be compounded when the Will is read and someone who was close to the deceased feels that they have been ‘left out’. In some circumstances the provisions of a Will can be challenged, although there are...

Building a Boundary Fence

The Fencing Act 1978 prescribes the steps that a person must take before building a fence on or near the boundary with a neighbour. It is a three step process: Send a fencing notice The neighbour wishing to build, replace or repair a boundary fence must notify the...