Supreme Court decision on Voidable Transaction Defence
Supreme Court decision on Voidable Transaction Defence
05 March 2015 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Rachael Cederwall
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has recently released a decision giving clarity to the operation of the voidable transaction provisions within the Companies Act 1993.
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FINANCIAL MARKETS OVERHAUL COMPLETE
FINANCIAL MARKETS OVERHAUL COMPLETE
12 February 2015 | By  Andrew Wallace
On 1 December 2014 the second phase of the implementation of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 came into force. The Act has replaced the Securities Act 1978 as well as several other pieces of legislation and, in doing so, has completely overhauled New Zealand’s capital markets and financial services law.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
12 February 2015 | By  Duncan Coats
With 2014 well and truly behind us, it’s time to focus on how the employment law landscape will develop in 2015.
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Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
04 December 2014 | By  Rick Shera
What happens to our digital assets - the things we post online on social media platforms, blogs etc and to our social media accounts themselves, after we die?
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Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
20 October 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The appeal in ​​​Watchorn v R [2014] NZCA 493 continues the Court of Appeal's narrow interpretation of what is meant by the word "property" in the computer crimes sections of the Crimes Act. The case involves Mr Watchorn, an employee of TAG Oil, downloading what the Court of Apeal describes as "extensive and sensitive geoscience data from TAG’s computer system onto a portable hard drive". ​​According to the penultimate appellate authority in New Zealand, that is not property.
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Lowdown - Spring 2014
Lowdown - Spring 2014
08 October 2014 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2014 Spring Edition of Lowdown. In this edition we cover Law Changes in force and matters Worth Noting. We also update you as to LJ News and Client Successes.
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RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
25 September 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
At the moment Parts 19 and 101 of the Civil Aviation Rules (CARs) govern the operation of RPAS in New Zealand airspace.
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Action Required: Huge change for New Zealand domain name space
Action Required: Huge change for New Zealand domain name space
23 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
From 1pm, 30 September 2014, you will be able register directly in the top level .nz domain space. So, you'll be able to get [anyname].nz rather than [anyname].co.nz or [anyname].org.nz, for example. This is a huge change - the biggest since .nz began around 25 years ago.
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User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
23 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has just released its much awaited decision in the ​Murray v Wishart defamation strikeout case. The case concerned​​ a campaign run by Mr and Mrs Murray, on Facebook and twitter​​, against the publication of a book by Mr Wishart and his publishing company concerning the death of the young Kahui twins.
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Infringing File Sharing Regime: Process Diagrams
Infringing File Sharing Regime: Process Diagrams
11 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
Diagrams showing the processes under the Copyright (infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act changes to the Copyright Act 1994. A complicated process when it requires three pages to describe it
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Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) (which is set to replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992) is set to bring about wide spread changes to health and safety in the workplace as we know it, and now is the time for businesses to work on compliance with the new rules.
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Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) will place significant obligations on company directors and managers to manage risks and keep workers safe. Such obligations are to be backed with high fines and even prison for individuals who fail to comply.
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