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Law firm commentaries and publications

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Information and statements released by New Zealand law firms recently includes the following. Provision of this information does not imply endorsement by the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa but is intended to provide a short summary of some of the publicly available information from law firms:

Climate change

A Chapman Tripp publication Making the right investment choices for a low carbon economy is the fifth instalment in its series Building resilience to climate change.

Construction Contracts

Karen Shaw of Harkness Henry looks at Construction Contract Claims - Getting it right.


Lane Neave has published Covid-19 update: an evolving situation.

Tompkins Wake has released Is Coronavirus impacting your business?

Cavell Leitch has published another update, with Coronavirus Update #3.

Liz Coats and Tim Clarke of Bell Gully have prepared Coronavirus – practical tips for employers.

Simpson Grierson has produced Coronavirus: Key issues employers need to consider.

Dog control

Nathan Batts of Haigh Lyon looks at dog control law with Defending your dog.


Michelle Mehlhopt of Wynn Williams has published Government proposes national environmental standard for outdoor tyre storage.

Fair Trading

Tompkins Wake's backgrounder looks at Changes to the Fair Trading Act.

Chelsea Copland of Martelli McKegg blogs on Proposals to give the Fair Trading Act more teeth.

Financial services

Bell Gully has released the Autumn 2020 issue of its Financial Services Quarterly, reviewing current legal issues in the financial sector.

Simpson Grierson’s March update on Financial Services Regulation has been released.

DLA Piper has published a backgrounder on the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill.

KiwiSaver default

Chapman Tripp has released a backgrounder, Changes to KiwiSaver default provider arrangements.

Local Government

Anderson Lloyd has released Official Information and Councils - the Ombudsman is looking at you!

Māori Land

Curtis Bidois of Morrison Kent considers A Place to Call Home - Multiply Owned Māori Land.


Lane Neave has published another instalment of its series on the new Trusts Act 2019, Mandatory Duties.

Brooke Courtney of Sharp Tudhope asks Is your family trust past its use-by date?

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