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Wynn Williams Articles
Government passes changes to employment relations law
Introduction to the Privacy Bill 2018 – mandatory reporting of privacy breaches
Ebert's retention fund clarified
Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
The Christmas party - what are the employer's responsibilities?
Construction update: payment claims for deposits – are they allowed?
Would you rather give up your password or pay $5000? A review of the Customs and Excise Act 2018
Cost of non-compliance: falling foul of AML/CFT obligations
The risks arising from electronic mail
Have you got the right staffing structure?
Insurance fraud – recovery of exemplary damages
Defective earthquake repairs: successful appeal of Robin v IAG
Further changes to the management of freshwater in NZ
Voidability of third-party payments
The neighbourly bane of trees blocking light: what can you do?
Is it time to review your employment agreements?
Money doesn’t usually grow on trees, so have your say on the proposed amendments to the Emissions Tr
Receiverships: who, what and why
Court of Appeal rejects QBE’s appeal contending double insurance
New domestic violence law – how will this affect employment relationships?
Privacy law shake-up! What does the EU General Data Protection Regulation mean for your company?
Surrogacy – who gets what?
Review of insurance contract law – calling for submissions
Rating powers of local authorities
Draft National Planning Standards – painting by numbers, or draconian straitjacket?
The power of 'big data' and privacy reforms
Family Protection Act: (un)enforceable contracting out provisions
Hawkins liable for $13.4 million: summary of the latest case involving builder negligence
More changes for local authorities and plantation forestry
Further protection for New Zealand's marine environment
What's going on around your water cooler? Finding love at work
Insolvency update April 2018
Legislative update: restoring the "four aspects of well-being"
Employment Relations Bill introduced – changes to trial periods and more
Is it OK to collect biometric data from workers?
A new infringement system for conservation related offending
Purchase of real estate: High Court reminder of what not to do when another party tries to cancel an
The easy allegation that's hard to prove: appealing selection decisions affected by bias
Can I turn my phone off?
Has your property been damaged by Cyclone Fehi?
"No Oral Variation" clauses and their enforceability: the current legal landscape in New Zealand and
90 day trial periods – soon to change for some
Do councils now owe a duty of care to building developers?
Earthquake-prone buildings: an update
Tenants' liability for damage – High Court ruling
Dishonest real estate agents beware
Water, water everywhere - but not a drop to drink
Upcoming parental leave changes
Relationship property reform – have your say
New year's resolutions about staff - start the process now
Insolvency update - voidable transactions and payments made by third parties
Next wave of RMA changes in force
Eight miles too far?
Legal do's and don'ts when hiring a new employee
Supreme Court clarifies when litigation funding amounts to an abuse of process
Protecting and commercialising your intellectual property
Unsubstantiated representations – Fujitsu first scalp for Commerce Commission
Does my business really need written terms of trade?
Contract and Commercial Law Act: what businesses need to know
A new look for the law of contempt in New Zealand?
Enforcement of Employment Standards
Double Insurance or Seamless Cover? When the Inception Time of Insurance Cover Matters - Updated
Court of Appeal revisits the lawyer-litigant exception in costs
Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014
PCE calls for a legislated process to reduce emissions
National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 – A Landlord's Perspective
The Arbitration Amendment Bill 2017
Natural Hazard Management under the RMA
Arbitration of trust disputes: a new frontier
Is self-representation a good idea?
Property ownership – joint tenants or tenants in common?
Proposed changes to voidable transactions: feedback sought
Bankruptcy: Court clarifies its powers to approve payment proposals
Debtor delays – strategic considerations on debtor appeal
Wellington Fish and Game Council v Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council  NZEnvc 37 – summary of
The future of the Resource Management Act – is the current Resource Legislation Amendment Bill the f
Enduring Powers of Attorney - changes coming into force
The final word on disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries
Covert recordings by employees
Changes to freshwater management
Court confirms wide-ranging rating powers
Have your say on the Draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy
Fluoridation of water in New Zealand – have your say
Reopening an insurance cash settlement agreement? Supreme Court says no!
The importance of complying with court orders
Injured player decides to sue – the right thing to do?
Training and Development in Performance Management
High Court reaffirms New Zealand's stance on suing for personal injury
AML/CFT Phase 2: Are You Ready?
Scope widened on National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities
Disruption to work as a result of the 14 November earthquake and aftershocks
Health & Safety issues arising from the 14 November earthquake and aftershocks
Resource Legislation Amendment Bill and the NPS on Urban Development Capacity
Exclusion of improperly obtained evidence in civil proceedings
Can a settlement agreement ever be set aside?
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act: landlords and tenants
Every business needs employment agreements for staff
Is your 90 day trial period correctly worded?
Deadline for 4 September 2010 earthquake claims fast approaching
Employment agreements - are you compliant?
Drug and alcohol policies
Changes to KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant from 1 August 2016
Spam - what are your legal obligations?
Independence Day: Athletes Become Neutral
Better local services - Local Government Act amendments
KiwiSaver Rules Tweaked for Second Chance Withdrawals
Have Your Say on the Marlborough Environment Plan
National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity not just for Auckland
Small Business Update
The New Framework to Regenerate Christchurch
Are More Changes Afoot for the Management of Freshwater Quality?
Effective use of Arbitration Agreements and Dispute Resolution Clauses
The Employment Standards Legislation Bill
Next steps for Fresh Water: Consultation Document
Update: What's all the buzz about NZ's recent drone regulations?
A New Marine Protected Areas Act: Does More Flexibility Result In Better Protection?
New year, new plan
Legal Defence Costs and the Limits of Professional Indemnity Insurance
New Health & Safety Legislation - not something to fear
Environmental reforms - a paradigm shift?
Takeovers Code Exemption for Small Code Companies
Assisting Family Members with a Property Purchase
Bright Line Test - Sale of Residential Property
The rule against self-dealing
Papering over the cracks: a summary of the University of Canterbury v Insurance Council of NZ
The dry side of the paddle. The importance of understanding selection policies
Incentivising your employees: Considered an employee share scheme?
Please sir, may I have a certificate of compliance?
Reopening an Insurance Cash Settlement Agreement?
Following up on the Building Amendment Act 2013: A Reminder to Builders
Clayton v Clayton: Trust Busting
Insurance risks drive robust legal activity
Clayton v Clayton: Nipping the "Illusory Trust" in the Bud
Will you have a tax bill for capital gains on land sales?
To approve or not to approve; that is the question.
Hitting Match Fixing for 6
Trends in M&A
Consumer Law Reform: Unfair Contract Terms
What employers need to know from today - key changes
6 months or bust
.nz Domain Names: Preferential Registration Expires on 30 March 2015
MEMA returns to the 'crease'
EQC Excess on Canterbury Home Repair Programme Repairs
Certainty at last for Creditors and Liquidators in voidable transaction claims
Changes to the Building Act: How they affect you
Arbitration clauses and summary judgment: what to do when you don't think there is a dispute
Arbitration clauses and the summary jurisdication: the Supreme Court speaks  NZLJ 82
LSG Sky Chefs NZ Ltd V Pacific Flight Catering Ltd and Anor
Employment Law Changes – a snapshot for employers
Law Commission Adopts Pragmatic Approach to Pecuniary Penalties
Don't leave things to chance - Reform of Incorporated Societies Act 1908: Issues for Sports Organisa
Greater Responsibility for Officers - Reform of Incorporated Societies Act 1908: Issues for Sports O
Why incorporate and what are the changes - Reform of Incorporated Societies Act 1908: Issues for Spo
Private Health and Safety Prosecutions
Subcontractor Retentions: a matter of trust
Simplifying and Streamlining in the information age - are we focusing on the right things?
Supreme Court finds no doctrine of merger in commercial property policy
Companies Amendment Act 2014
Christchurch City Council Plan Review - Another 'Streamlined' Process
The impact of The Reserve Bank LVR rules for first home buyers
KiwiSaver and buying your first home
Consumer Law Reform: Unsubstantiated Representations
Supreme Court finds leaky home limitation periods are not water tight
Consumer Law Reform: Uninvited Direct Sales
Increased Protections for Consumers: What Businesses Need to Know
Does Tower really hold all of the cards? Apparently not
The proof is in the pudding or, in this case, petrol on the shoe
Statutory demand procedure available to liquidators to collect voidable transactions
Equity crowdfunding - what's it all really about?
Does your contract prevent you being sued in negligence?
Environmental reporting bill - All talk, no action?
The ongoing debate concerning automatic reinstatement memoranda in material damage covers
Disclosure of Job Candidate Information
New Health & Safety Bill Introduced to Parliament
Wolf in sheep's clothing: failed finance company investors at risk?
Can I claim for a reduction in the value of my claim?
Minimum Wage Obligations for Salaried Employees
Redundancies: Justifying your Decision to Restructure
Select Committee Report on Employment Relations Ammendment Bill
New Zealand: Equity crowdfunding gets green light from the minister - no individual investor caps
LGA Reform Update
Directors: Call Your Brokers  NZLJ 126
Saunders v Vautier and the Recognition of Special Circumstances
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Lawsuit
Kiwi lawyer grabs prime seat for market on brink of boom
Another Look at Destruction, Automatic Reinstatement and Deductibles
Sum Insured - It's On You
RM Reform Update - November 2013
AEE's and the need to get it right - watch this space
Protecting Your Brand
Arcadia Homes Ltd (In Liq) v More To This Life
West Coast Ent Inc v Buller Coal Limited
Impact of Health and Safety Reforms at Governance Level
Building your new home - points to note
Existing Use Rights and The Christchurch Rebuild
Passing Off As Rihanna?
Does Tower Really Hold All The Cards?
Farewell to Hastings-Bass?  NZLJ 249
Broker Left Without Professional Liability Cover
Government Announces Law Reform Package for Workplace Safety
Queenstown – A Resource Management Hotspot: Shotover Park Case Note
How Safe is Your Goods Service Licence?
The Queenstown Central Cases - The Meaning of "Minor" and The Assessment of Non-Complying Activities
Ridgecrest Appeal: Insurers' Liability for Multiple Events
Restraints of Trade in a Competitive Market
Changes to Employment Legislation
Discretionary Misconceptions: Bonus Payments in the Employment Relationship
Select Committee Reports back on Resource Management Reform Bill
Payment of Sum Insured Over and Above EQC Cover
Peer To Peer File Sharing  NZLJ 172
Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Advertising Ethical and Socially Responsible Business
How equity crowdfunding is accelerating start-ups in New Zealand
Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill
Sharing in the Proceeds: A Tenant's Interest in its Landlord's Insurance Policy
Buyers Beware - The Risk of Damage to Purchased Property
Time for a Change? Buying and Selling Property in Canterbury can be a bit of a Challenge
When is hilarity defamatory?
The Changing Face of Water Management in Canterbury
Hutt City Council v The Lower Hutt District Court  NZHC 706
Insurance Contracts to be bound by fairness?
Behind the media coverage: the impact of O'Loughlin v Tower Insurance
Trusts as Vehicles for Wealth Management
Section 296 - Avoiding A Voidable Transaction
Don't Get Burned - The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance
Do Council's owe a Duty of Care when Issuing S 224 Certificates?
Proposed Changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2002
Government casts rod on submissions for freshwater reform
New Zealand Maori Council and Others v The Attorney-General and Others  NZSC 6
When is indemnity value payable?
Reliance on bare or bald assertions: a one-way ticket to a certificate of non-compliance
RM Update: More direction from central government in second phase of reforms to the RMA
Planning your Farm's Future
Johnson v Auckland Council  NZHC 165
Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware
CERA Acquisitions for Anchor Projects
Earthquake-prone building policy not enforceable
Avoiding Employment Costs of a Business Sale or Restructure
Directors' Duties and Specialisation
Summary of Decisions Requested on Proposed Plans - the Importance of Getting it Right
International Trade Mark Registrations under the Madrid System
Steigrad v BFSL 2007 Ltd  NZCA 604
Home Owners' Success Against Insurance Broker
When the RMA bites
Cathedral Decision 15 November 2012 - What it Really Means
Compulsory Acquisition in the Central City
Agreement for Sale and Purchase
Updated Auckland District Lease Form
Councils' Duty of Care to Purchasers of Subdivided Land
Proposed Employment Relations Act Changes
Supreme Court Decides Vulnerable Workers Right to Bargain for Redundancy Entitlements
Competing with Former Employees
Road Metals Limited v Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury
The Christchurch CBD Blueprint: Resource Management Issues
Land Acquisition: What if my Land in the CBD is Designated?
The Insurance and Savings Ombudsman: Challenging your Insurer following the Canterbury Earthquakes
Prosecution Risks under the Resource Management Act 1991
Drastic Change to the Leaky Building Landscape
The CCDU Blueprint and Insurance
Crafar Decisions Result in Little Real Change
Opting-Out of EQC Managed Repairs
The Christchurch Earthquakes and Residential Tenancies
Special Earthquake List for Courts
Plain Packaging for Tobacco  NZLJ 246
A New Approach To Litigation Privilege?
Commercial Earthquake Insurance Claims - Lessons Learned and Observations
Building Repair and the Building Act 2004
Post Earthquake Construction
Lease break clauses
Creswick Valley Residents Association Inc v Wellington City Council  NZHC 644
Successful Judicial Review proceedings for Akaroa Marine Protection Society
Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill
Construction Contracts: the effects of the Canterbury Quakes
Family Protection Act 1955 Article
More than leases bargained for
Fracking in Canterbury - What is it and how is it controlled?
Considering Leasing the Farm?
Quakes Prompt Rethink of Leases
Wealth and the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
The Importance of a Written International Sale of Goods Contract
International Sale of Goods
The Fine Print Can Make or Break a Deal
Handling Redundancies in Tough Times
Leasing Process Explained
Payments to Cease: Business Interruption Insurance
Disclosure Requirements under the new Unit Titles Act 2010
New York skyscraper provides pointers for rebuilding
A Contextual Approach to the Application of Bias
Repeal of Gift Duty - Not All Good News for Trusts
Dealing with Resource Management matters after the earthquake
Earthquakes, mortagees and lessees  NZLJ 301
New Company Tax Rules
Requirements for Employment Agreements From 1 July 2011
Financial Adviser's Liability - Armitage v Church
Biosecurity Law Reform Bill
Significant Changes to Our Employment Laws
A Beginner's Guide to Business Interruption Insurance
Record Keeping and Our Limitation Laws
The Evidence Act 2006 and the Admissibility of the Identification Evidence
Priority and Notifiability of Applications for Consent - Central Plains Water
Existing Use Rights and the Permitted Baseline - Rodney District Council v Eyres Eco-Park Limited
Appellants Giving Evidence as Expert Witnesses - Briggs
Prohibited Activities - The Coromandel Watchdog Case
Running to Stand Still - Legislative Changes & Implications for Territorial Authority Compliance - R
Technical Paper: Implications of Resource Management Act Amendments in the Transportation Area
The Insolvency Practitioners Bill 2010 - Aims and Implications
Relationship Property and Trusts
The Pitfalls of Tenders
Lending to Trusts
The Rule Against Perpetuities
Simplifying and Streamlining of Resource Consent Applications
Local Body Rates - Has The Ratepayer Any Say?
Powers of Appointment and Powers of Advancement
Relationship Property Settlements Involving Trusts
Contract: Missed Opportunity?  NZLJ 50
Section 11 Contractual Remedies Act 1979 - Unintended Consequences?
Save Our Arts Centre - Response to the Opinion of Crown Law
Overseas Investment - Determining Whether Land is "Sensitive"
Asset Planning for Farmers
Business Borrowing: The Impact on Family Trusts
The No Asset Procedure - Easy Bankruptcy?
The Anti-Smacking Law: Implications for Judicial Review
Trustees Indemnity - Litigation Costs
Amending A Resource Consent Application Post-Notification - How Far Can You Go?
Protecting Our Best Friends - The Dog Control Act 1996
Wynn Williams News
Firm continues to be recognised as a leader with multiple NZ Law Award nominations
Auckland Office moves to Vero Centre
National Managing Partner abseiling for charity
Proud supporter of Heart Kids
Proud to partner with Champion Canterbury for another year
Torts and Resource Management Prize Winners’ Celebration
Wynn Williams acts for Bendon on Merger and Nasdaq Listing
Wynn Williams advises on sale of New Zealand Warriors
Wynn Williams appoints new National Managing Partner
Wynn Williams bolsters expertise with two senior appointments
Wynn Williams continues to act on Christ Church Cathedral progress in joint venture establishment
Wynn Williams promotes seven lawyers across the firm
Chambers 2018 recognises six Wynn Williams partners as Leaders in their Field
Firm advises Darby Capital Partners on Series A Investment
Gold Sponsors of the 2017 Champion Canterbury Business Awards
Jeremy Johnson acknowledged for Arbitration Amendment Bill
Jeremy Johnson interviewed about Christ's College GBT Group
New tools in the toolbox
Submission to FMA on proposed designations of shares as MIPs
Anthony Drake joins the Partnership
Summer Clerk and Graduate applications are open
The Legal 500 continues to recognise Wynn Williams for its legal expertise
Two more partners for Wynn Williams
Two Wynn Williams employees take part in the Pioneer bike race for charity
Firm advises Unfiltered on Capital Raising
University prize winner to join Wynn Williams as a graduate
Wynn Williams Announced as a Finalist in 2017 NZ Law Awards
Wynn Williams announces three new partners
Wynn Williams strong performer in internationally recognised Chambers rankings
Wynn Williams wins three awards at the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards
Update - 14 November earthquake and aftershocks: insurance claims and what to expect
Auckland team announced as NZ Law Awards finalist
Chambers and Partners continue to recognise Wynn Williams
Corporate lawyer wanted for Auckland office
Firm advises on acquisition of Buy Right Cars
Firm advises SKY TV on major investment
Legal 500 continues to recognise Wynn Williams as a leading firm in New Zealand
Media coverage of recent high profile decisions
Nine new lawyers join the firm
NZ Lawyer picks two for the Hot List
Wynn Williams awards prizes in Torts and Resource Management
2015 Chambers results released
Certainty at last for Creditors and Liquidators in voidable transaction claims
Chambers & Partners ranks State Capital Group as top law firm network
Congratulations to the UCan Torts and RM Prize Winners
Emily Walton recognised in Australasian Lawyer Magazine
Firm proudly promotes nine to associate & senior associate
Four new lawyers join the firm
Hayley Buckley presents alongside Hon. Bruce Billson on Equity Crowdfunding
Jared Ormsby selected as part of reference group for trust law reform
Joshua Shaw joins the Wynn Williams partnership
Legal 500 continues to recognise Wynn Williams as a leading firm in NZ
New Associate for Resource Management team
Legal 500 re-assess ranking for Resource Management
Nick Kovacevich joins Corporate & Finance team
Partner appointed to High Court
Philip Maw and Hayley Buckley named in the Hot List
Wanted: Legal PAs
We need more superstars to join the Christchurch team
Wynn Williams House wins engineering innovation award
Wynn Williams Team raises $3000 for Heart Kids
Wynn Williams win National Young Lawyers Mooting Competition
3 Christchurch teams take the icy plunge for Heart Kids NZ
Ash Hill joins the partnership
Auckland Office moves to AIG Building
Chambers 2014 rankings released: Jeremy Johnson ranked as "notable practitioner"
Congratulations to our RMLA Mooting Champions!
Contact details for key personnel during our move
Christchurch Office has re-located to CBD
Congratulations to the winners of 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards
Equity crowdfunding gets green light from the Minister – no individual investor caps
Hayley Buckley explains Crowdfunding to the NBR
Jared Ormsby on litigating in Christchurch
Jeremy Johnson quoted by Fairfax
Legal 500: Leading Firm
NZ Lawyer interviews Hayley Buckley
NZ Lawyer interviews WW for comments on Insurance Law's New Horizon
NZ Lawyer: biggest firms in NZ
Peter Whiteside appointed as Queen's Counsel
Richard Hern joins the Partnership
Firm welcomes Sophie Lucas
Two WW Partners make NZ Lawyer "Hot List"
Vacancy for Senior Solicitor in Auckland
Wanted: Lawyers and Legal PAs
We need more great lawyers to join our team
Welcome to our newest Graduate and Summer Clerks
Wynn Williams House Officially Open
New staff in the Christchurch Office
New Year promotions and new starters
National Business Review quotes Wynn Williams
Wynn Williams co-hosts mock auctions with ANZ and Harcourts
Wynn Williams supports Seismics and the City 2013
Auckland Unitary Plan: Collaborative approach to providing advice
Current Vacancies: Two Solicitors and a Legal Executive
In the frame?
Behind the Media Coverage: The Legal Impact of O'Louglin v Tower Insurance
Kain Family's Wynn Williams 'Success Fee' Challenge Thrown Out
New Articles online
Vacancy for a Commercial Associate
Wynn Williams hosts lunch for Steven Joyce MP with CECC
New articles online
Career opportunities in the Christchurch Office
Legal 500 Rankings Released
Meet our new charity: @Heart NZ
Wynn Williams hosts lunch with Hon. Amy Adams MP
Wynn Williams and ANZ Private co-host Women in Business Spring Fashion Show
CERA Christchurch Central City Study
Christchurch City Council adopt final draft Central City Plan
Independent Advice for Small Business grants now available through Recover Canterbury
New Year, new starters
Breaking News: New Auckland Office and New Partner
Press Article: Partner, Emily Walton writes for The Press
Solicitor John-Luke Day writes for The Press
Christchurch Central Development Unit Announced
Jeff Kenny, Partner, writes for The Press
Wynn Williams makes the news
Breaking News: New 'Wynn Williams House' under construction soon
Christchurch Rebuild Designer Announced by CCDU
Environmental Law Updates
Further land zoning announced
Hubbard Management Fund: "largely fictional in nature"
Jared Ormsby, Partner, writes for The Press
Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch
Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill explained
PORT HILLS LAND ANNOUNCEMENT 29 JUNE 2012
Christchurch CBD blue print released
Environmental Update: RMA Tag Report Released
Rural Law Information Sessions for August announced
Partner Annabel Sheppard makes the front page of The Christchurch Press
Two Solicitor Vacancies - Christchurch Office
A New Christchurch Forum - co-sponsored by Wynn Williams makes the Property Press
Christchurch Cathedral deconstruction hearing front page news in The Press
Cramner Courts Update
Jeremy Johnson quoted in The Press
Moving back into the city
Christchurch Cathedral ruling may change plans
The lay of the land - The Press
Christchurch Property Owners need to stand up to insurers
Lower payouts costing city millions
Western Pacific Insurance: Canterbury Policy Holders awarded reinsurance monies
2011 New Zealand Law Awards
New look for Wynn Williams in 2011
Wynn Williams Promotions
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