Smart devices that, at their most basic, are physical objects that connect to the internet, which in turn allows them to send, receive and exchange data with the user. Smart watches come under this terminology.
A restrictive covenant is a contract between two parties that is restrictive in nature; a promise not to do something. The unique feature of restrictive covenants is that once they are noted on your title, they run with the land and bind subsequent owners.
Life can be uncertain, and we never know what is just around the corner. No matter what age you are, anyone could have an accident or become seriously ill. In these circumstances, someone needs to step in and make sure you are being cared for properly.
The new Trusts Act 2019 has had a far-reaching impact on all aspects of trust law. One of its very sensible and practical amendments is to assist in streamlining the process when a trustee under a trust becomes incapacitated.
The new rules around the bright-line test have been hard to miss in recent months, but what do they mean for the average person buying a residential home to live in? The bright-line test has been amended over the years and as such, there are three different rules to consider depending on when you purchased your residential property.
In late March 2021, the Labour Government announced several changes regarding the New Zealand housing policy in an attempt to make the housing market more affordable, particularly for first home buyers.
Although the Government encourages all New Zealanders to get vaccinated it has confirmed that the vaccination will not be compulsory for the general public which raises several questions for both employers and employees.
A vital provision of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) requires the completion of full disclosure by both parties before the Contracting Out Agreement ("COA") or Separation Agreement ("SA") can be signed and certified.
The Privacy Act 2020 replaced the Privacy Act 1993 and came into force on 1 December 2020. The exponential change in the use of technology was a driving force for the necessary change to New Zealand’s privacy laws.
There are some proposed changes to the Holidays Act 1993 (“the Act”) that are expected to come into effect later in 2021. The changes look to increase the minimum number of sick days for employees from 5 to 10 days per annum.
Everyone should have a Will. When making that Will, those who have children should ensure that all possibilities are covered in the case of the Will-Makers untimely death while his or her children are still minors.
The New Zealand Government has announced that from 2022 we will have a new public holiday added to the calendar to celebrate Matariki. The first celebration of Matariki will fall on Friday, 24 June 2022.