Pragmatic solutions to help your business
Our Commercial team supports manufacturers with their day-to-day legal business needs, as well as more complex issues in trading and technology development.

Wynn Williams understands the challenges of manufacturing in New Zealand, and the continual pressure for efficient processes to ensure international competitiveness. We are closely involved with the export sector in New Zealand, and have a wide network of legal contacts around the world.

We regularly advise on:
  • domestic and international legislation & agreements relating to trade
  • agreements for sale and purchase of goods (domestic & international)
  • distribution and licensing agreements
  • funding and payment arrangements for supply of goods
  • service level agreements and performance standards for services
  • logistics expertise
  • shipping & transport contracts and insurance
  • the raising of capital to assist growing export companies




Private Health and Safety Prosecutions

A number of private prosecutions under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSEA) have been signalled in recent months. Having recently been counsel in a HSEA private prosecution, Tim Mackenzie outlines the issues that practitioners considering a HSEA prosecution should consider. Registering an interest Any party interested in a potential prosecution must first formally notify Worksafe New Zealand (Worksafe) of an interest in any enforcement action being taken. Worksafe must then advise the interested party of any decisions taken including a decision not to prosecute. If Worksafe declines to prosecute it is sensible for your client to consider their reasons and give weight to them.

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Impact of Health and Safety Reforms at Governance Level

Recently, increased workplace safety attention has been directed toward the governing level of employer organisations. Particular catalysts for this have been the two recent Royal Commissions of Inquiry (Pike River and Canterbury Earthquakes), and a report from the cabinet appointed Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety (the Taskforce).

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Reported Decisions

  • Anglian Sales Ltd v South Pacific Manufacturing Co Ltd [1984] 2 NZLR 249, (1984) 2 NZCLC 99,220

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PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
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PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
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