Barter Law Blog

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The new Trusts Act is coming into force in January 2021. It ushers in a new beginning for trust law and practice in New Zealand. The introduction of the Trusts Act has resulted in a nationwide conversation on the actual purpose underlying Trusts and ultimately whether...

There have been a number of recent District Court decisions in which people have been acquitted of the charge of drink driving that the Police brought against them. The defences have been technical defences based upon the Police not providing them with the appropriate advice...

Many important documents require an oath, affirmation or declaration to validate their authenticity, be used as evidence in Court, or to comply with legislation/rules surrounding their use. It is, under normal circumstances, integral that these oaths, affirmations and declarations are taken in person. With the...

A cornerstone of the validity of a Will is that it must be signed by the Will-maker in the physical presence of two adult witnesses (section 11 of the Wills Act 2007). The witnesses must not be a beneficiary, or related to any of the...

The Minister of Finance, Grant Robertson, announced on 23 March 2020 amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (“Act”). The announcements came in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s advice to the country to prepare to move to Alert Level 4 - Eliminate, by midnight Wednesday....

The announcement made by the New Zealand Prime Minister on Monday 23 March to prepare to move to Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, by midnight Wednesday, made an immediate impact on the New Zealand business landscape. Projected revenue, projects and financial forecasts went out the...

The announcement made by the New Zealand Prime Minister on Monday 23 March to prepare to move to Alert Level 4 - Eliminate, by midnight Wednesday, has had far-reaching social, economic and legal ramifications....

The Business Finance Guarantee scheme is part of the more-than $25 billion of economic support the Government has so far announced to help mitigate the damage the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the New Zealand economy. The scheme is intended for small and medium-sized businesses,...