Columns from Kapi-Mana News, The Wellingtonian, Business Advisor, Law Talk and others.

The Wellingtonian

Challenging a will can be a tricky business

Entitlements for employees

Get new home papers correct

Include online accounts in Will

Options for governance entities

Estate planning tips for blended families

Formal agreements vital in separation

Ways to resolve a commercial dispute

What are a casual employee's rights

Shared care - how it affects your children

Financial support after a separation

What to watch for when buying a house

Important employment law changes

Good governance saves problems later

More emphasis on Health & Safety

Why it's important to keep records

Separation and property division

The ins and outs of disaster insurance

Pay equity comes under the microscope

Societies Act about to get an overhaul

How to recover undisputed debts

Enforcing court orders for payment

Why a good contract is so important

Choosing - a conveyancer or a lawyer?

Focus on workplace health and safety

Vital to read the insurance fine print

Protecting your business identity

Making sure your affairs are in order

Watch out for staff Christmas parties

Health & safety in the workplace

Vital steps when buying apartments

Focus on health and safety at work 

How to raise a personal grievance

Dealing with suspected fraud at work

Preventing fraud in the workplace

Why Shareholder Agreements are vital

Requesting information from a school

Don't ignore workplace bullying

Less pain Debt collecting made easier

Mistakes make it harder to collect debts

Court challenges to wills more common

Business Advisor

Selling a Business: understanding the warranties you give to the buyer

Charges over assets on the Personal Property Securities Register

Shareholder Agreements Vital for Smooth Business Operations

Apartment sellers have legal obligations (Business Advisor Nov-Dec 2015)

Health & Safety at Work Act (Business Advisor Sept-Oct 2015)

Buying or selling a property owned by a Family Trust (Business Advisor Sept-Oct 2015) 

6 Vital Things you must know about the Construction Contracts Act (Business Advisor May-June 2015)

5 Compliance tips for Businesses to avoid criminal liability for unsubstantiated representations

NZ Plumber

Good Discipline
August/September 2014 (318kb)

Other Publications

Lessons from the Warin case: Avoiding the 'bank of mum and dad' turning into a property gifthorse (Stuff - 05 May 2017)

Limited Partnerships are an option for running joint business ventures (The Property Lawyer - Nov 2016 - Volume 17 Issue 2)

Resolving Nazi-era looted art disputes by ADR processes (Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Bulletin 2016 Vol 3 No4)

Mistaken authentication of a forgery (Lawtalk 886 April 2016)

Art and about: recent happenings (Lawtalk 873 September 2015)

Provenance makes perfect (Lawtalk 866 June 2015)

Artist resale royalties: the debate resumes (Lawtalk 863 April 2015)

New Law - Do not make an exhibition of yourself

Kapi-Mana News

Keep trade secrets hush-hush - 30 May 2017

Steps to stop harassment - 25 April 2017

Problems with wills and estates - 18 April 2017

Purchasing a business - 28 March 2017

Occupation of the family home - 21 March 2017

Probation and casual workers - 14 March 2017

Employment performance - 28 February 2017

Payments for construction - 14 February 2017

Negotiating to settle disputes - 7 February 2017

Court is often the last resort - 31 January 2017

Compensation from tenants - 24 January 2017

What makes a not-for-profit - 20 December 2016

Building report and LIM vital - 13 December 2016

Earthquakes - pay & tenants - 6 December 2016

Types of enduring power of attorney - 29 November 2016

The value of an up-to-date will - 15 November 2016

Setting up a charitable trust - 8 November 2016

Challenging a will can be a tricky business - 1 November 2016

Terms of trade - train staff to get it right the first time - 18 October 2016

Understand what you're signing - 11 October 2016

Update your will after separating - 4 October 2016

Protecting your business - 27 September 2016

Health and Safety for landlords - 13 September 2016

Making changes to your will - 6 September 2016

Entitlements for employees - 30 August 2016

International students' code - 23 August 2016

Insurance not so straightforward - 16 August 2016

Health and Safety and home accidents - 9 August 2016

Tips for buying a business - 2 August 2016

Electrical safety in the workplace 

25 August 2015 (93kb)

Buying a car - know your rights
21 July 2015 (83kb)

The questions that are off limits during a job interview
14 July 2015 (92kb)

Preparation vital when dealing with your lawyer
30 June 2015 (110kb)

How to deal with bullying in schools
23 June 2015 (147kb)

Is your police history private?
16 June 2015 (65kb)

Tips for buying a business
9 June 2015 (57kb)

Clear commercial language
2 June 2015 (41kb)

Understanding commercial lease jargon
26 May 2015 (47kb)

Holiday pay sick leave and safety
19 May 2015 (53kb)

Workers basic rights
12 May 2015 (60kb)

Maintaining smooth building procedures
5 May 2015 (66kb)

Apartment sellers have legal obligation
28 April 2015 (37kb)

Bad workplace behaviour
21 April 2015 (72kb)

The case of the schoolboy rowers
7 April 2015 (59kb)

Your holiday pay entitlements
31 March 2015 (50kb)

The reverse mortgage problem
24 March 2015 (56kb)

Workplace protocols redefined
17 March 2015 (100kb)

The rights and wrongs of trespass
10 March 2015 (310kb)

What happens to debt when you separate
3 March 2015 (60kb)

Know the obligations when making a Will
24 February 2015 (68kb)

Terms of trade vital but make them fair
17 February 2015 (511kb)

Mixing charity and politics
10 February 2015 (48kb)

Contracting Out Agreements – an option to protect your assets
3 February 2015 (40kb)

The importance of an up-to-date will
27 January 2015 (58kb)

When to use Ombudsman service
20 January 2015 (111kb)

Marriage can make Wills invalid
13 January 2015 (42kb)

Splitting relationship property
16 December 2014 (333kb)

Proper trust arrangements vital
9 December 2014 (425kb)

Proper trust arrangements vital
2 December 2014 (56kb)

Role of the insurance ombudsman
25 November 2014 (390kb)

Keeping up with employment laws
18 November 2014 (580kb)

Adoption – the legal framework
11 November 2014 (47kb)

A landlords rights and responsibilities
4 November 2014 (61kb)

Banking disputes help on offer
28 October 2014 (367kb)

Tenants rights and obligations
21 October 2014 (37kb)

The Privacy Commissioner – what you need to know
14 October 2014 (86kb)

Solving those employment blues
30 September 2014 (41kb)

Resolving issues through the Tenancy Tribunal
23 September 2014 (90kb)

Dying has an effect on social media too
16 September 2014 (73kb)

Health & Disability Commission
10 September 2014 (37kb)

Liquor laws catch community events
29 August 2014 (447kb)

Illegal downloading can be costly
12 August 2014 (35kb)

Clarity correctness required
5 August 2014 (468kb)

Extended warranties rules offer more rights
29 July 2014 (57kb)

When the marriage comes to an end(br>21 July 2014 (39kb)

Importance of Enduring Power of Attorney
15 June 2014 (43kb)

Starting up a company
8 July 2014 (64kb)

How to avoid bad debtors
17 June 2014 (62kb)

Buy a home not a headache
10 June 2014 (59kb)

Employees who lie on their CVs
3 June 2014 (56kb)

Consumer laws get a big boost – fines go up
27 May 2014 (68kb)

Parents can help but need to be careful
20 May 2014 (62kb)

The best ways to resolve a dispute
13 May 2014 (61kb)

Parental leave – know your rights
29 April 2014 (80kb)

Protection of trees – what can you cut
15 April 2014 (60kb)

What to know when preparing your Will
8 April 2014 (105kb)

Returning goods – knowing your rights
1 April 2014 (74kb)

Key information on Holidays Act
25 March 2014 (72kb)

Whys and wherefores of KiwiSaver scheme
18 March 2014 (71kb)

Social networking traps to avoid in the workplace
11 March 2014 (54kb)

The breakup basics
4 March 2014 (70kb)

The whys and wherefores of property agreements
25 February 2014 (104kb)

How to sort out trade agreements
18 February 2014 (40kb)

Bringing a claim to a court or tribunal
11 February 2014 (30kb)

Shareholder contracts
4 February 2014 (78kb)

Your rights over sick leave
28 January 2014 (51kb)

Building covenants – what to be aware of
14 January 2014 (70kb)

Flexi-time – the pros and cons
10 December 2013 (71kb)

Fences and trees – more queries
26 November 2013 (58kb)

What family trusts do
19 November 2013 (62kb)

When to get a Will and why
12 November 2013 (41kb)

Neighbours at war on paying for fence
5 November 2013 (51kb)

When work restructures
22 October 2013 (59kb)

House insurance changes
15 October 2013 (58kb)

Neighbours at war
1 October 2013 (54kb)