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How many schemes are you eligible under? Since the pandemic arrived on our shores, the government has made available multiple types of financial relief; more than one may be available to your business. Although applications under the popular Wage Subsidy Scheme ended on 1 September 2020,...

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU SIGN Commercial leases come in varying shapes and sizes. Before you sign your lease, there are a number of core issues for you to consider. THE RENT It’s good to remember that the initial rent stated in the lease can change over time...

Sign a contracting out agreement When entering a second or subsequent relationship, it is common to want to keep assets safe from relationship property claims. An effective way to do this can be by transferring assets to a trust. Care needs to be taken, however, to...

Decision-making can be affected by bias In a recent case[1], trustees’ decision-making came under scrutiny from the High Court. Lara Unkovich was a young teenager when her grandfather died in 2016, leaving her a share of his estate. Her share was worth around $65,000. Under his will...

Best to sign again after lockdown to avoid later complications During the COVID lockdown, special rules applied to the signing of some legal documents. Obviously it was, and is, not possible to have your signature witnessed by someone outside your bubble in Levels 3 and 4....

RMY Legal is open Our office will remain open, our usual hours are 8.15a.m to 5.15p.m.      What you need to know  Please do not drop into the office, call or email ahead to make an appointment with the team member you would like to see.Some of our people will...

Tougher firearms legislation now in force The Arms Legislation Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 24 June 2020 and came into force immediately. The legislation imposes tighter controls on the use and possession of firearms. A key change is the introduction of a firearms registry, which will...

Water was the hot topic in the 2017 election campaign. This year, with an election coming up shortly, there seems to have been little talk of water (or much policy at all, so far) with COVID still taking up most of the news space, closely...

More on COVID and access issues to land In the Autumn edition of Rural eSpeaking we discussed the situation that COVID had caused with leases where tenants were unable to access their premises due to lockdown restrictions. Potential issues for the rural leasing sector arose from...

As an ex-South African lawyer now employed as a Legal Executive at RMY Legal in New Plymouth (until I am allowed to practise as a solicitor in NZ), I have seen first-hand how different some legal processes are in NZ as compared to SA. I...