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Bringing the Adoption Act into modern times

The New Zealand Adoption Act 1955 (“the Act”) has been widely viewed as being in need of an overhaul to bring it up to date…

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Our offices will be open from Monday 18th May 2020.

If you are attending an appointment with one of our lawyers, PLEASE NOTE:· We ask that you only bring yourself to your appointment (if possible).…

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Types of trusts and their benefits

There are many types of trusts that can be tailored to achieve a specific purpose. The general purpose of a trust is to protect your…

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Importance of insurance in a natural disaster

In light of recent events like the Christchurch earthquakes, and the Australian bushfires and flooding, it really does hammer home the importance of having insurance…

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Statutory entitlement for sick leave

We all get sick from time to time, and New Zealand law in the form of the Holidays Act 2003 recognises that an employee will…

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What is a Calderbank offer, and when it should be used?

A Calderbank offer, otherwise known as a “Without Prejudice Save as to Costs” offer, is a tactic that can be used to settle a dispute…

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General consequence when bankruptcy is declared

It is always a difficult time when you find that you are earning 99c but regularly spending $1.00. If you cannot turn the position around,…

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Points of interest on drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

Drugs and alcohol can make an employee less effective, struggle to concentrate, careless, unable to make rational decisions, amongst other behaviour changes, but most importantly…

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SPONSORSHIP

Margot and Jane are involved in voluntary work in their communities. In addition, Stevens Orchard Lawyers are also proud to have recently contributed to these events or organisations:

The Nelson Ark
St Johns Ambulance Walk
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Plunket
Financial Assistance for a Nelson family to get their deceased son home from Canada (after funds sought via the Nelson section of NZLS)
Ngakawau Women’s Hockey Team
Buller Western Riding and Performance
Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust

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