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.
Thursday January 22, 2015
NZX listed Comvita Limited has announced the successful completion of a 1 for 5 renounceable rights offer and shortfall book build, raising $24.4million.
Thursday January 15, 2015
The changes to the Building Act 2004 (“the Act”), which took effect on 1 January 2015 attempt to strengthen consumer protection around residential building work. As a result, building contractors involved in the residential sector will need to update their contract documentation. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday December 18, 2014
There was an interesting article in the NBR recently written by the chair of Worksafe on what Directors’ responsibilities will be under the new health and safety legislation. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday December 11, 2014
In June this year changes were made to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (as a result of the Door to Door Sales Act 1967 being repealed) to include protections for consumers in the context of uninvited direct sales such as door-to-door and (the more common) telemarket sales.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.
Thursday December 4, 2014
New changes to the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 have recently come into force. These changes will be of interest to Company Directors, Senior Management and Investors. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday November 27, 2014
More often than not consumers see and read headline advertising, such as “Fly to Sydney for $50”. However, it is very common that such headline advertising is subject to the terms and conditions attached to them. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday November 20, 2014
As an attorney appointed under an enduring power of attorney (EPA), you have important obligations to the person who appointed you (‘the donor’). Some obligations are imposed at law, and some are imposed only if they are included in the EPA itself. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday November 13, 2014
When buying or selling property, fixtures are generally included automatically, chattels are not. This can cause difficulty as it is not always clear whether something is a fixture or a chattel. Click the heading above to read more.
Thursday November 6, 2014
Are you a shareholder in a company? Do you know if pre-emptive rights apply to you? Click the heading above to find out.
Thursday October 30, 2014
If you are planning to subdivide land, there are a number of complex and overlapping requirements you need to be aware of. Click the heading above to read more.