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Voidable transactions and contingent liabilities: the latest from the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court’s decision of David Browne Contractors Ltd v Petterson  NZSC 116 was released this earlier week. The Supreme Court has held that “due debts” in the voidable transactions regime (s292 of the Companies Act 1993) includes both present and contingent debts.
Proposed Changes to Tribunals increase Dispute Tribunal Threshold
On 1 August 2017 the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill was introduced into Parliament and amongst other changes increases the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunal from $15,000 to $30,000.
The Fenton Agreement The Contract That Created Rotorua
In the 1870’s the Government sought to gain access to land in the District. Its vision was to create a township that would be the gateway to a thermal wonderland including the world-renowned Pink and White Terraces.
National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management: Take 3
Minister for the Environment Nick Smith announced on 9 August 2017 that the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM) would be amended and gazetted on 10 August 2017. This represents the third set of amendments to the NPSFM since it was first gazetted in 2011 and then replaced in 2014.
Holland Beckett rebrands
Holland Beckett is pleased to reveal its new brand following a refresh of its core values.
The new brand was developed by design company phd3, following an exercise which Louise Beard of FORWARD conducted with the firm and its people to articulate the core values of the firm.
How to Complete a Successful Commercial Construction Project
A construction project might be a multi-million dollar commercial complex, a modest residential renovation or something in between, but there are similarities in the reasons why the project is a success or failure.