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Covid-19 – Changes to Company & Insolvency Law to help Preserve Businesses
3 April 2020
Today the Government announced urgent legislative changes to the Companies Act 1993 (“the Act”) to help companies face the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. Read more
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Covid-19 – Changes to Company & Insolvency Law to help Preserve Businesses Today the Government announced urgent legislative changes to the Companies Act 1993 (“the Act”) to help companies face the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. Link
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Commercial Leases - Covid-19 and no access to premises The spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand and the Government’s response of introducing a nationwide lockdown has meant that all non-essential businesses have closed for the initial 4 week period, preventing many businesses’ access to their premises. The unprecedented circumstances have left tenants and landlords scrambling to assess their obligations under leases, especially in relation to rent and outgoings payments. Link
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Covid-19: Know your obligations as an employer While the number cases of Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) in New Zealand remains relatively low, it is now inevitable that the outbreak will have a significant impact on many aspects of daily life.  Link
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Chasing the Loan Sharks Out of the Water The Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill (“CCLAB”) received Royal Assent on 19 December 2019, and introduces a number of changes that strengthen the requirements of responsible lending for banks and financial institutions. Link

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Coronavirus/Covid-19
25 March 2020

In accordance with New Zealand’s current Covid-19 alert level, Ford Sumner is now operating remotely until further notice.

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Coronavirus/Covid-19

In accordance with New Zealand’s current Covid-19 alert level, Ford Sumner is now operating remotely until further notice.

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Sarah Churstain recognised as an NZ Lawyer 2020 Rising Star Ford Sumner are pleased to announce that Sarah Churstain has been named by NZ Lawyer in their inaugural 2020 Rising Stars’ list acknowledging up and coming stars in the legal profession who are committed to making a difference. Link
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Ford Sumner's Ocean Swim The Ford Sumner team jumped into the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series event in Wellington! Link
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Ford Sumner turns 14!

The last 12 months have been big for Ford Sumner with relocating premises, new additions to our growing team, a brand refresh and a new website!

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Nelson Airport Case Study
20 August 2019

Consistency, efficiency and accuracy were keys for Nelson Airport in evaluating new legal services.

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Nelson Airport Case Study

Consistency, efficiency and accuracy were keys for Nelson Airport in evaluating new legal services.

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