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Getting it right – the tender process.

The tender process is widely used in commercial property where an owner is engaging building contractors or is selling a property. Requests for tenders can create a separate process contract and this process contract has implied duties and obligations. It is important to understand these duties and obligations and also ...

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PPSR – Tips to protect your position

The Personal Property Security Register (PPSR), is a searchable online database of financing statements. If your business supplies customers with equipment or stock on credit or consignment basis, your interest should be registered against each of those customers. When a customer is insolvent, or when you are trying to collect ...

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A promise is a promise

There have been two recent notable High Court decisions regarding testamentary promises.

Basically, a testamentary promise is made when one person agrees with another that the one party will make provision for another in their will to reward them for services and work. If the promise is shown and the ...

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Don’t lose control of your overseas assets

Do you have assets overseas?
Many people now own some form of assets overseas, whether it is a timeshare on the Gold Coast, shares in Apple or a UK pension. However many people often don’t know how complicated it can be to deal with these assets after you die.

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Supreme Court puts foot down

The Supreme Court has released a short and sharp decision which acknowledges that Judges can make mistakes, but mistakes won’t always afford a further right of appeal.

In Myall v Tower Insurance Ltd [2018] NZSC 35 the Court was required to exercise its gatekeeping powers in considering whether to ...

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