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Employment Law - Important Law Changes - A Dukesons Business Law Update

March 2016

Important changes are in the wind under the guise of an Employment Standards Bill and a Parental Leave Act Amendment Bill, both of which have been passed into legislation, to be effective from 1st… Read more

Employment Law - Christmas Stuff - A Dukesons Business Law Update

December 2015

Some basic matter which employers may have to deal with for Christmas may include right of annual leave, statutory entitlement...... Read more

Intellectual Property Law - Protecting Business Names - A Dukesons Business Law Update

December 2015

Registering a name or logo as a trade mark is one of the best things that you can do to protect the name or logo. You can do this yourself but in all honesty, it is generally best to use a lawyer to… Read more

Company Law - Contract Law - Shareholder Agreements - A Dukesons Business Law Update

December 2015

Every year, a number of shareholder disputes are referred to me as a company lawyer in Auckland or I’m asked to prepare shareholder agreements...... Read more

COMPANY LAW - SHAREHOLDERS TAKING SECURITY - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

December 2015

As a company lawyer in Auckland, my view is that accountants can have an important role in encouraging shareholders to take security for advances that they will make to their company over time. Often,… Read more

Contract Law - Commercial Law - Heads of Agreement - A Dukesons Business Law Update

September 2015

A Heads of Agreement is often used ignorantly as a short cut, second rate contract document, to get an immediately binding agreement, the assumption being that the parties will be able to fill in any… Read more

COMPANY LAW - PARENT COMPANY LIABLE FOR SUBSIDIARIES - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

September 2015

A Heads of Agreement is often used ignorantly as a short cut document, to get an immediately binding agreement, the assumption being that the parties will be able to fill in any detail later, by… Read more

CONTRACT LAW - CONSUMER LAW - NEW CONSUMER LAWS AFFECT BUSINESSES - DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

June 2015

This update on important changes to consumer laws that will affect many businesses in relation to the contracts with business and non business customers Read more

SECURITY LAW - CONTRACT LAW - PPSA AND LAND RENTALS - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

March 2015

In Marac v Greer, the CA confirmed that a mortgagee of land had priority over a secured party under a General Secrutiy Agreement for land rental. This involved a consideration of the relationship… Read more

RECEIVERS FAILURE TO LIMIT LIABILTY - COMPANY LAW - INSOLVENCY - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

December 2014

In Vance et al v Huhtamaki, in relation to a summary judgement application by receivers, the Court of Appeal refused to accept that a limitation clause relied upon by receivers was effective. Read more

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