Fineprint

In our Winter 2017 issue, we published an article Up in the Air: Using your drone which gave some guidelines on using drones. With drones becoming more common, for both personal use and for business purposes, we thought it worthwhile reminding you of the law...

For better, for worse? The law governing the division of property when a relationship ends is, after more than 40 years, set to change following the Law Commission’s comprehensive review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA). The Law Commission has identified changes that it believes...

Tax Working Group proposals The much-anticipated final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG) was released on 21 February and, unsurprisingly, recommended the introduction of a broad-based, realised capital gains tax (CGT) regime. A summary of the recommendations is below. What will be taxed? • Only gains arising after ‘valuation...

The seven year itch The Clean Slate Act or clean slate scheme, more formally and correctly known as the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004, became law almost 15 years ago. The rationale behind the legislation was to enable people who had certain convictions to put...

At RMY Legal we’re excited to be supporting Taranaki Taku Turanga – Our Place, Towards Predator-Free Taranaki which aims to be the first predatorfree region in New Zealand. This initiative is led by the Taranaki Regional Council and, at RMY, by legal executive, Lisa Steffensen,...

Getting help when you have difficulties with your insurer or financial services provider. The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman office (IFSO) was established in 1995 to help consumers who were in dispute with their insurers or financial services providers. The IFSO  is a free, independent entity to...