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Employers and Secret Recordings - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

October 2016

You may be surprised to learn that secret recordings can be admitted in evidence even though this may involve a breach of privacy and that instinctually, it may just seem like dirty play. The position… Read more

More Misleading Conduct -Yet Another Well Known Trader Charged - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law Update

September 2016

When it rains, it pours. I’ve commented on “Godreys”, “Bike Barn”, and now there's “Nurofen”. Want to be that there will be more? Read more

Misleading Conduct - Another Well Known Trader Charged - Risks for all Traders - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

September 2016

The Bike Barn is yet another reasonably well known company alleged by the Commerce Commission to be flouting consumer laws. Given that all lawyers probably become cynical, consumer lawyers probably… Read more

Terms of Trade - Extended Warranties - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Contract Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

September 2016

As a business lawyer, it seems to me that traders/suppliers are often reluctant to review their terms of trade and other supply contracts. Any contract lawyer will say that this is short sighted.… Read more

Employment Law - Trial Periods - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

August 2016

Latest Case: A trial period provision was ineffective because the Employment Agreement didn't specify the trial period. Instead, it said that the trial period wouldn't exceed 90 days. The… Read more

Restraints of Trade - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Contract Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law Update

July 2016

There was an article in the NZ Herald a short time ago about an ex director and two ex employees allegedly setting up in opposition to a company, while they were still involved in the company's… Read more

Construction Contracts - To Pay or not to Pay - A Dukesons Business Law Update

July 2016

For those who don't know, where there is a construction contract, there is a payment regime under the Construction Contracts Act that has strict consequences for any client who doesn't comply with… Read more

Traders Beware - Contract Lawyer Auckland - Consumer Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

May 2016

Suppliers of goods or services need to ensure that they don’t fall foul of the law when advertising their wares. They also need to ensure that any terms relating to the sale of their goods or… Read more

Intellectual Property Law - Trade Marks - IP Scams - Trade Mark Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

April 2016

In my guise as an intellectual property lawyer, I’ve received occasional inquiries before about IP scams. Mostly, the fact that they are scams has been obvious to me, but I'm a business lawyer or… Read more

Employment Law - New Health and Safety Legislation - Employment Lawyer Auckland - Dukesons Business Law

April 2016

As an employment lawyer in Auckland, new employment law, and employment law cases, seem to be never ending. In relation to the HSWA, it’s quite possible that it will create anxiety for low risk, small… Read more

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