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Mainzeal: Round 2 of 3
4 June 2021
The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Yan v Mainzeal Property & Construction Limited (in Liquidation) [2021] NZCA 99provides further guidance about the circumstances in which directors in office during a period of balance sheet insolvency will be held liable for breach of directors’ duties under the Companies Act 1993. Read more
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Mainzeal: Round 2 of 3 The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Yan v Mainzeal Property & Construction Limited (in Liquidation) [2021] NZCA 99provides further guidance about the circumstances in which directors in office during a period of balance sheet insolvency will be held liable for breach of directors’ duties under the Companies Act 1993. Link
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Buyers and sellers beware! New Tax Rules 2021: What you need to consider when buying or selling a business If you are buying or selling a business this year, think carefully about how the purchase price should be allocated to the assets being sold/purchased.  Link
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Further COVID-19 relief available for SMEs Relief is now available for small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) whose revenue has been affected by the recent COVID-19 Alert Level hikes (from Alert Level 1 to Level 2 for most of the country) during February 2021, with applications for grants and subsidies having recently opened on the Inland Revenue and Work and Income websites. Link
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Residential Tenancy changes – A new landscape for Landlords and Tenants The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 came into force on 12 August 2020.  It changed the landscape for Landlords and Tenants in New Zealand by amending the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (“the Act”).  Whether you’re a Landlord or Tenant, here’s how the changes affect you. Link

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
22 December 2020

Jaesen, Sarah and the team at Ford Sumner wish you all the best for the holiday season.

2020 was a year like no other! We hope you get to relax and enjoy the festive season with family and friends. We look forward to seeing and working with you in 2021.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jaesen, Sarah and the team at Ford Sumner wish you all the best for the holiday season.

2020 was a year like no other! We hope you get to relax and enjoy the festive season with family and friends. We look forward to seeing and working with you in 2021.

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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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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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