Monthly Archives: July 2015

To Trust or not to Trust?

For many, Trusts are a great mystery. Trusts are not legal persons, but rather they are legal relationships between people and certain property. The subject matter of a Trust is property or assets. As well as that every Trust has at least one beneficiary and one trustee (usually two or three). A ...READ MORE >>

Who’s Property?!

When relationships break up, former spouses or de facto partners will often find themselves at war over who gets to keep the family home and business, the much-loved pet, the car, and of course shares or cash assets. The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) contains rules as to how ...READ MORE >>

SNAP SHOTS IN EMPLOYMENT LAW

New Drink Driving Limits On 1 December 2014 new legislation reduced the legal breath alcohol limit from 400mcg (micrograms) per litre of breath to 250mcg per litre of breath and the blood alcohol limit from 80mcg of alcohol per 100 mls of blood to 50mcg per 100 mls of blood. If you are an ...READ MORE >>

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Last month, following Manawatu farmer Ewan MacDonald’s sensational acquittal for the murder of Scott Guy, UMR Research Limited published a poll purporting to show that just 20 percent of New Zealanders regarded him as innocent. In fact, of those polled, only 48 percent expressly believed Mr ...READ MORE >>