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This content is produced by the various practice teams at Kensington Swan. Its purpose is to help ILANZ members keep up to date with developments in the law and how these developments may impact in-house lawyers' practice.

The importance of doing your own homework

12 Oct 2015 Environment and planning

A recent High Court judgment has highlighted the importance of doing your homework before purchasing property or seeking resource consent for activities to ensure that the land you are seeking to acquire or develop is ‘fit for purpose’. More >>

Who owns employee-created IP?

06 Aug 2015 Employment law and labour relations

It is generally accepted that intellectual property (‘IP’) is a business asset. However, when IP is developed by employees, or third party contractors, issues over ownership can arise. More >>

Lease end reinstatement – ‘make good’: have you correctly provisioned?

06 Aug 2015 Property and real estate law

There are many factors that come to bear in determining a commercial tenant’s liability for lease end work and expenses. More >>

Mostly harmless: Are you exposed by your digital presence?

07 Jul 2015 Information technology law, Public law

In response to increased concern regarding New Zealanders being harassed through digital communications, new legislation has come into force. More >>

The NXT frontier for in-house lawyers?

07 Jul 2015 Corporate and commercial law

The role of the in-house lawyer is evolving. From working in the government sector and for large corporates, we see a future trend towards in-house lawyers working for mid-size, high-growth organisations in areas such as the IT and high-tech industries. More >>

Workplace harassment – the totality of the circumstances

10 Mar 2015 Employment law and labour relations

We all agree that workplace harassment is offensive, degrading, inappropriate, threatening, and illegal. More >>

Commerce Commission releases Unfair Contract Terms Guidelines

10 Mar 2015 Corporate and commercial law

The Commerce Commission has released the final version of its Unfair Contract Terms Guidelines (‘Guidelines’). More >>

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan – A whirlwind journey

10 Feb 2015 Environment and planning

We outline the progress of this significant planning reform for the Auckland region. More >>

Court of Appeal confirms there will be increased scrutiny of redundancy dismissals

10 Feb 2015 Employment law and labour relations

Following a recent judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal, employers have been left in no doubt that the business decisions used to justify making employees redundant will be subject to much closer scrutiny by the courts. More >>

FMC Act developments

12 Dec 2014 Financial markets

The full commencement of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (‘FMC Act’) on 1 December 2014 represents a significant milestone in a near decade long journey to reform New Zealand’s security laws. More >>

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Updates and Media

Submission on Insolvency Working Group's second report

26 Jun 2017 Insolvency and restructuring

Robo-advice – The next step in the journey

22 Jun 2017 Financial markets, Financial adviser law

Payments made under direct agreement not voidable transactions

16 Jun 2017 Construction and infrastructure, Insolvency and restructuring

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