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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
7th December 2020
For many of us, the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown was the first experience of what it is like to work from home. Some are now exploring the... Read More
1st October 2020
The landscape is changing, with medicinal cannabis now legalised and an upcoming referendum testing the appetite for the legalisation of personal use... Read More
30th September 2020
I’m a tenant looking to enter into a commercial lease. What should I be considering in light of Covid?   No access in emergency clause The Canterbury... Read More
30th September 2020
  Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (“RTA 1986”) have recently been passed by Parliament. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (“... Read More