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Welcome to the Sharp Tudhope Lawyers' blog. Here you will find  topical information and advice relating to a wide range of areas of law, written by our legal experts.

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

ALERT TO CONTRACTORS - LAW CHANGES THAT WILL IMPACT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The construction industry faces proposed changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and new consumer laws for residential building contracts under the Building Act 2004. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Alister Moran at 09:00

LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS - CHANGES ARE COMING

Come 1 September 2014 all new Limited Partnerships will be subject to new requirements set out in the Limited Partnerships Amendment Act 2014.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

PARENTAL LEAVE - THE BIRTH OF SOMETHING NEW?

Managing an employee on parental leave can be full of hidden traps. To help make it easier the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on modernising parental leave. Click the heading above to find out how you can be involved.
Written by Shima Grice at 09:00

SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATION - THE MODERN WAY

Do you solely use the post to communicate with your shareholders? Click the heading above to learn how communications with shareholders can be paperless.
Written by James Moran at 09:00

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

NEW PROTECTION FOR CONSUMERS UNDER THE CONSUMERS GUARANTEE ACT

From 17 June 2014 consumers will receive greater statutory protection under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“the Act”), specifically, the time at which consumers acquire rights to goods (time of supply is confirmed) and a new guarantee is added to the existing protections offered by the Act as to the time of delivery (guarantee as to delivery). Click the heading above to read more.
Written by James Moran at 09:00

SELLING GOODS OR SERVICES ONLINE THE RIGHT WAY

Do you have a business selling goods or services online? If so, you will need to disclose on your website your trader status. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by James Moran at 09:20

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

PART ONE: How do the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 1999) and the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) affect you?

PART ONE OF THREE. Every business owner in New Zealand that supplies goods on trade credit or deferred payment arrangement should be familiar with the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 1999) and the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) and how the system operates. Click the heading above to find out more
Written by Nicola Scott at 09:00

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