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News & Publications

Wednesday 9 July 2014

High Court strident – contract provisions mustn’t meddle with statute or general law

In a strident decision ( Fleetwood Apartments ) criticising an attempt to “meddle” with the law, the High Court has voided a $1.5m settlement agreement on public policy grounds. Read on

Article posted by Ian Gault, Partner and Rebecca Rose, Senior Solicitor | Related topics: Litigation, Banking and Finance, Property, Insurance, Trusts and Personal Asset Planning

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Government takes steps regarding earthquake-prone buildings

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill which was introduced on 9 December 2013 had part of its first reading on 13 February 2014. Read on

Article posted by Rachael Brown, Partner and Jane Holland, Partner | Related topics: Employment, Property, Health and Safety

Friday 14 February 2014

Proposals to tax payments for lease transfers abandoned – more targeted measures proposed

In May last year we described changes to the taxation of certain land-related lease payments proposed by Inland Revenue in its April 2013 Issues Paper The taxation of land-related lease payments (the Issues Paper ). Read on

Article posted by Graham Murray, Senior Associate and Harry Cundy, Solicitor | Related topics: Tax, Property

Friday 9 November 2012

A new class of leaky building litigants?

The Supreme Court confirms councils owe a duty of care to owners of commercial buildings. Read on

Article posted by Sophie East, Partner | Related topics: Litigation, Property, Government

Thursday 25 October 2012

Earthquake Prone Buildings and the Health and Safety in Employment Act

The Christchurch earthquakes and structural failure of the PGC, Forsyth Barr, CTV and Hotel Grand Chancellor buildings has recently drawn attention to the obligations imposed by the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 ( HSE Act ) in relation to earthquake-prone buildings. Read on

Article posted by Jane Holland, Partner and Tim Clarke, Partner and Susannah Maxfield, Solicitor | Related topics: Employment, Property

Friday 28 September 2012

Update on proposed changes to taxation of lease inducement payments

Last month we described changes to the taxation of lease inducement payments which were proposed by the Inland Revenue in July. Read on

Article posted by Jane Holland, Partner and Mathew McKay, Partner and Jarrod Walker, Partner | Related topics: Property

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Changes to Taxation of lease inducement payments

Tax reforms relevant to the property industry continue to be announced by the Government. Read on

Article posted by Jane Holland, Partner and Jarrod Walker, Partner | Related topics: Property, Tax

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Bell Gully authors chapters on key environmental issues

Reverse sensitivity and contaminated sites are two environmental issues of growing prominence – and they are the subject of new publications by Bell Gully resource management lawyers. Read on

Related topics: Resource Management, Construction and Development, Property

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