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Employment Law and the 2020 Election - What's on offer?
12 October 2020

New Zealand's General Election is being held on 17 October 2020. This article provides a snapshot of some of the parties’ proposed policies on wages and working conditions. 

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Employment Law and the 2020 Election - What's on offer?

New Zealand's General Election is being held on 17 October 2020. This article provides a snapshot of some of the parties’ proposed policies on wages and working conditions. 

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Supreme Court decision heightens risk of personal liability for directors

After a long gestation period, the Supreme Court has released its judgment in Debut Homes v Cooper [2020] NZSC 100 which clarifies the circumstances in which a director of a closely-held company will be personally liable for debts incurred by a company following a decision to continue trading when the company is in financial difficulty.

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Workplace Employment Investigators Require a Licence or Practicing Certificate There has been a recent, and significant, clarification of the licensing requirements for employment investigators. Link
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Supreme Court confirms mining legislation no longer gets the “special treatment”

The recent Supreme Court case of Rangitira Developments Limited v Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated [2020] NZSC 66 has clarified the legal position regarding the relationship between the Reserves Act and other relevant legislation.

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Welcoming Ella
10 September 2020
We are excited to announce the arrival of Briar’s baby daughter Ella. Read more
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Welcoming Ella We are excited to announce the arrival of Briar’s baby daughter Ella. Link
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Congratulations Nina Jirkowsky We are pleased to announce the promotion of Nina Jirkowsky to Senior Lawyer at Ford Sumner. Link
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Ford Sumner is 15! Ford Sumner celebrated our 15th birthday this month. Our 15th year has been a year like no other but we are proud of the resilience our team has shown to work together and continue to support our clients. Link
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Right-sizing your Business - How to restructure your business during these challenging times.

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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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