Newsletters

Winter / Spring 2017

Introducing Sarah Wynyard-Davis, Family Lawyer Welcome to our new team member at McLeods, lawyer Sarah Wynyard-Davis. Sarah has experience in a range of Family Law matters including disputes related to day to day care and contact, domestic violence matters and issues resulting from the breakup of relationships.  Sarah likes to focus on helping parties come […]


Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Introducing Hanna Devlin Family Lawyer McLeods Lawyers are pleased to introduce the newest lawyer to our team Hanna Devlin, and an extension to our current family law practice to include family court work. We are now available for enquiries relating to all areas of family law from care of children through to estates. Hanna has […]


Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

How well do you know your lease? The majority of lease arrangements (commercial leases, not residential tenancies) are entered into using the Deed of Lease provided by the Auckland District Law Society. Whether you are a business owner and tenant, or a landlord, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations. How well […]


Winter 2016 Newsletter

Flat mate or de facto partner? The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“The Act”) provides an equal sharing presumption to relationship property for qualifying relationships. Qualifying relationships are marriages, civil unions or de facto relationships that are a minimum of three years in duration. Section 2D of the Act defines a de facto relationship as a […]


Autumn 2016 Newsletter

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill – A look at the changes for landlords and tenants The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 3 December 2015, and with it came a number of interesting proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Two of the main aims of the Bill are: to improve […]


Summer 2015 Newsletter

Tax changes for settlements and the proposed “bright-line” test With effect from 1 October 2015, there are new requirements around disclosure of tax information when buying, selling and transferring New Zealand property. There is also a new proposed “bright-line” test that will apply solely to residential land transactions to clarify and supplement the existing laws […]


Spring 2015 Newsletter

Changes to the Companies Act 1993 Company directors should be aware of the changes to the Companies Act 1993 (the Act) that became law on 24 June 2014. Some changes took immediate effect while others will be implemented later this year. This article focuses on two key changes: new criminal offences and registration of companies. […]


Winter 2015 Newsletter

Property sales – disclosure The principle of ‘caveat emptor’, or “let the buyer beware”, applies to buying property. Purchasers are always advised to complete their own thorough due diligence investigation before they buy. It is important however to remember that despite caveat emptor, the people involved in selling a property (i.e. the vendor and in […]


Autumn 2015 Newsletter

Work life and private life – implications of social media In the last decade the use of social media has exponentially expanded. Social media such as Facebook enable users to interact with large numbers of people, with immediate and permanent impact. Users of social media might assume that their use of sites such as Facebook […]


Summer 2014 Newsletter

Love thy neighbour Disputes with neighbours can arise over many things; noise, fences, trees and animals etc. Ideally, you and your neighbour should be able to resolve any problem by discussing it and acting reasonably. However, if this is not possible, the law may be able to help resolve the matter. Encroachment When you purchased […]


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