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Stevens Orchard family law solicitor loves ‘being in the presence of greatness’

Written by Jacqueline So for NZ Lawyer Magazine 14.10.2020 Greta Melvin also believes that lawyers need to be given more incentive to take legal aid…

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Can an activated EPA vote for the Donor?

You hold an activatedEnduring Power of Attorney(“EPA”) for property on behalfof a much loved one (knownunder the document as theDonor). Can you (theAttorney) vote on…

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Importance of a Pre-Settlement Inspection

The excited purchasers havefound the property and the deedis done – the agreement issigned. They know they aresigning up for the property as itis on…

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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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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
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

Buller Rugby Union Breakfast Club

The Buller Rugby Union (BRU) are holding a Breakfast Club each weekend of junior rugby in 2020. After club feedback following the 2019 season, it was highlighted that some children were playing rugby without any nutrition on board.

BRU Manager Andrew Duncan said the Union is keen to use the Breakfast Club as an educational tool for junior players, “Kids burn a lot of energy playing sport and we want to educate the importance of having a good breakfast before they start the day”.

The BRU has found plenty of support in setting up the initiative with local firm Stevens Orchard Lawyers backing the concept. Firm Director Jane Duncan said, “Sport plays an important part in the community and sport nutrition is a crucial component to kids achieving their best”. The Breakfast Club is open to all players with Duncan adding “It is also a great chance for children to sit down, have breakfast together and foster relationships across all clubs in the community”.

The Breakfast Club is open to all registered players in the Buller District and will be held at Craddock Park from 8:00am to 9:00am, starting this Saturday 25 July 2020.

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