COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW

 

  • Do you have a set of standard trading terms and conditions and do they contain a Romalpa clause?

  • Are you aware of your obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act?

  • If your business is operated through a company, is the company name correctly stated in all communications and documents of the company?

  • If you own commercial property do you know that you have obligations under the Health and Safety and Employment Act if the property is a place of work?

  • Do you comply fully with your obligations under the Building Act? 

  • Do you have written employment agreements in place for your staff?

 

 

PROPERTY LAW

 

  • Do you know the difference between owning property jointly, or as tenants in common?

  • If so, do you appreciate the significance of that difference?

  • Do you remember to factor in rates and legal costs when working out your finances?

  • Do you know that you will need to pay a 10% deposit if you purchase a property at an auction?

 

FAMILY TRUSTS & SUCCESSION PLANNING
  • Do you know that there are at least 3 ways in which your Will may be potentially “rewritten” on your death?

  • Are you aware of the ways in which a Trust can help to protect your assets?

ESTATE MATTERS

  • Deceased Estates  (including applying for Probate etc)

 

WILLS & POWER OF ATTORNEY

  • Do you know that under law, a marriage or civil union automatically revokes a person’s Will, which can have very unfortunate consequences particularly where the parties have been in previous relationships and have children by those relationships. 

  • Are you aware that the death of the donor under a general or enduring power of attorney automatically brings that power to end?

 
RELATIONSHIP PROPERTY AGREEMENTS

  • Do you know that de facto and same sex partners are treated in the same way as married persons for the purposes of property sharing under the Property (Relationships) Act?

  • Are you aware that you can contract out of the provisions of the Act?

 

 
IMMIGRATION

  • Advising on and preparing applications for permanent residence

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH: ​

  • Commercial property sales and purchases

  • Business sales and purchases

  • Business Structures

  • Standard Terms of Trade

  • Company constitutions and Shareholder Agreements

  • Employment Agreements

  • Commercial Leasing

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH: ​

  • Residential and commercial
    property sales and purchases

  • Farm sales and purchases

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH: ​

  • Setting up trusts

  • Succession planning

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH: ​

  • Advising on and drawing new Wills

  • Advising on current Wills

  • Drawing Enduring Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH: ​

  • Pre-Nup Agreements

  • Asset restructuring Agreements

  • Separation Agreements