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John Muggeridge
Senior Solicitor

Lessons for Boards about Legal Professional Privilege

Employment Court clarifies when board members communications are to be privileged in legal proceedings.
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Anita Wan
Solicitor

Kiwisaver Updates - 1 April 2015

Recent changes to KiwiSaver to increase the amount available for First Home Withdrawals, KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant introduced.
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Lucy Leadbetter
Solicitor

Privacy Act Delivers Significant Compensation Award For Humiliation

The Human Rights Review Tribunal’s recent decision on the Privacy Act 1993 (“the Act”) sees the bar raised on damages that may be awarded for “severe” breaches of the Act.
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Adam de Hamel
Senior Solicitor

Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Voidable Transaction Defence

A new Supreme Court decision has clarified a defence available to creditors to resist liquidators clawing back payments.  What is the effect for creditors and liquidators?
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Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Voidable Transaction Defence
A new Supreme Court decision has clarified a defence available to creditors to resist liquidators clawing back payments.  What is the effect for creditors and liquidators?

Fortune Manning Attends Interlaw in Singapore
Court of Appeal Confirms Employment Court’s Pay Equity Decision
Terranova Homes & Care Ltd v Service and Food Workers Union Nga  Ringa Tota Inc recent decision on pay equity has broad implications for workers in industries or occupations traditionally dominated by female employees

New Penalties For Directors For Failure To File Companies Financial Statements
The Companies Office is willing and able to sting directors with new penalties for failing to file financial statements on time.

New Canterbury Earthquake Case
The Supreme Court has delivered its decision in Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG New Zealand Limited.  Although not of general application because of the unique terms of the policy wording, the Court did reinforce the application of the indemnity principle of insurance law and provided guidance on how it operated on the facts of this case.

Sentencing Amendment Act 2014 – Changes to Sentence of Reparation
A new Sentencing Act provision has created a division between criminal and civil liability when it comes to compensatory awards for personal injury.
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