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The bright-line changes
26th March 2021
It is no secret that New Zealand is in the midst of a housing crisis. The housing crisis has been well documented in the media and has been a key...
New IRD Disclosure Requirements for Trusts
24th March 2021
From 1 April 2021 onwards certain information must be provided to the Inland Revenue Department for certain trusts. The information that trustees...
Central Otago A&P show
26th February 2021
A look back at the Central Otago A&P show at the Omakau Domain a couple of weeks back. Thank you to the organisers and the visitors for...
Cheques are being phased out
24th February 2021
With the changing times, cheques no longer fit the bill. Over the last year, many banks and major companies have stopped accepting cheques....
Trusts Act 2019
27th January 2021
30 January 2021, the Trusts Act 2019 comes into force One of the most significant changes in the Act is a presumption that trustees of a trust will...
Residential tenancy law - more changes!
22nd December 2020
There have been changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (Act) brought in by the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019. Now the Residential...
Allanah Cunningham promoted to Associate
25th November 2020
Allanah Cunningham has been elevated from Senior Solicitor to Associate within AWS Legal. Born and bred in Southland, Allanah grew up in Invercargill...
Partnership Law Act 2019 – Am I a Partner?
9th October 2020
In April this year, we bid farewell to one of our oldest Acts of Parliament, the Partnership Act 1908. You won’t have seen any media about the demise...
Staff Redundancies in the context of COVID-19
1st October 2020
We’ll look back at 2020 as a year defined by COVID-19. Despite the challenging nature of the economic landscape we have endured (and will continue to...
Privacy Act 2020 – Are you ready?
1st December 2020
New Zealand’s highly anticipated Privacy Act will commence on 1 December 2020, replacing the Privacy Act 1993. The new Act aims to modernise New...
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