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STONEWOOD HOMES IN LIQUIDATION - 4 MUST DO'S FOR CREDITORS

The recent liquidation of Stonewood Homes is a reminder to all creditors, whether in the building industry or not, to have the best chance of recovering your costs you should:
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 10:00

IT'S SO UNFAIR! REVIEW YOUR CONTRACTS NOW TO ENSURE YOUR CUSTOMERS DON'T SAY THIS ABOUT YOU.

Consumer NZ has spoken publicly this week about “unfair” terms in consumer contracts.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 00:00

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CONSUMER LAW UPDATE - UNFAIR CONSUMER CONTRACTS

On 17 March 2015, changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (the “FTA”) are due to come into effect. These changes will specifically regulate what can be described as "standard form consumer contracts" (which may in fact also include business-business contracts relating to consumer goods) to address concerns about consumer contracts, or specific terms in consumer contracts, being unfair.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 12:00

DEALING WITH DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESPEOPLE AND TELEMARKETERS: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

In June this year changes were made to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (as a result of the Door to Door Sales Act 1967 being repealed) to include protections for consumers in the context of uninvited direct sales such as door-to-door and (the more common) telemarket sales. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00

ARE YOU COVERED FOR INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE?

It’s a fundamental principle of company law that a company is a legal entity in its own right; independent from its shareholders and governed by its directors. However, directors and employees can still be personally liable for their acts or omissions. Click the heading above to find out more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00

CONSUMER LAW UPDATE

As part of our consumer law update in June we made reference to changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (“FTA”) which are to come into effect in March 2015. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 00:00

COMPANY LAW: IMPORTANT CHANGES

On 24 June 2014, legislation came into force amending the Companies Act 1993 (the “Act”) and the Limited Partnership Act 2008. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00

CONSUMER LAW: CHANGE IS UPON US - ARE YOU READY?

From 17 June 2014 significant changes are to be implemented to New Zealand’s consumer law, largely by changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (“FTA”) and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“CGA”). Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00
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