Law Reform for Government Surveillance - the GCSB and TICS Bills
Law Reform for Government Surveillance - the GCSB and TICS Bills
28 June 2013 | By  Rick Shera
Two important pieces of legislation are currently being debated before Parliament, each relating to the expansion of the government’s ability to carry out surveillance on New Zealanders... Read More →
Law Reform for Government Surveillance - the GCSB and TICS Bills
Law Reform for Government Surveillance - the GCSB and TICS Bills
28 June 2013 | By  Rick Shera
Two important pieces of legislation are currently being debated before Parliament, each relating to the expansion of the government’s ability to carry out surveillance on New Zealanders...
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Insurance – Funding of Fire Services
Insurance – Funding of Fire Services
24 June 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Government is undertaking a review of the Fire Service. Over time the functions performed by the fire services have changed and now cover a wider range of services, including non-fire emergency services. The funding arrangements in the applicable legislation no longer align with the services undertaken...
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Section 9 Law Reform Act 1936 – Charges over Insurance Money
Section 9 Law Reform Act 1936 – Charges over Insurance Money
24 June 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger
Where a liability arises under an insurance policy the Law Reform Act 1936 (Act) allows an injured third party to claim directly against another party's insurer. Usually this right is invoked where the insured is insolvent. Section 9 of the Act creates a charge over the relevant insurance monies in favour of the claimant and thus protects those monies from the claims of other creditors of an insolvent insured. An insurer cannot however be made liable beyond the scope of its obligations under the applicable policy...
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The Digital Afterlife
The Digital Afterlife
19 June 2013 | By  Stephanie Nicolson  | Rick Shera
What becomes of our online assets and identity after we die, and how can we ensure that they are treated appropriately by our executors?
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Three fundamentals for a successful joint venture
Three fundamentals for a successful joint venture
09 June 2013 | By  Andrew Wallace
So you’ve been looking at doing a joint venture with a business partner you know you can trust. You’ve done your due diligence and have got clear goals for what you want to get out of it. Now what? Well, whatever the legal structure you ultimately settle on (which will also involve tax and accounting considerations), there are three key areas you need to nail down. Without doing so, the venture is almost certainly destined to become a very costly headache...
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