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Opportunities to accelerate your career!

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Our clients continue to grow, develop and pursue exciting prospects, which creates three new opportunities to join our team.

We have opportunities for an experienced:

  • commercial lawyer;
  • employment lawyer; and
  • receptionist.

We are a firm based on client relationships and high quality service. We offer a supportive, flexible and friendly working environment, an established and growing client base, and a commitment to professional development.

To join our commercial law team you should have a minimum of 3 years PQE predominantly in commercial law practice. You ...

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Job opportunity! Experienced Commercial/Property/Private Client Lawyer

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We have an opportunity for an experienced lawyer to accelerate your career.

We are a firm based on client relationships and high-quality service. We offer a supportive, flexible and friendly working environment, an established and growing client base, and a commitment to professional development.

To apply for this role you should have a minimum of 3 years PQE predominantly in general commercial law practice. You will have dealt with property and finance transactions, leases, business acquisitions, asset planning, original contract drafting, ...

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Property Ownership Options – Which one is right for me?

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There is an awful lot to consider when you are buying a home. Between negotiating and securing an agreement, investigating the property to make sure it is a wise investment, arranging finance, making KiwiSaver first home withdrawals and obtaining Homestart grants (if you are a first home buyer), settling and everything in between, there is a lot to deal with. This article will focus on one important aspect of home ownership and the buying process – your options for the ...

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Political round up – a focus on employment law

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Although media attention has been well and truly on this week’s election, there has been little discussion regarding policies that relate to employment issues.

Unsurprisingly, National’s approach is to maintain the status quo.  In comparison, Labour is proposing some fundamental changes to employment law, for example, amendments to trial periods, the collective bargaining and introduction of industry-wide terms and conditions of employment (“Fair Pay” Agreements), which some have likened this to a return to a form of national “award” structures, and ...

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“Grace Period” over for Employers – Review Your Employment Agreements

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Employment standards legislation was introduced on 1 April 2016 with the intention of improving the fairness and productivity in workplaces. Employers were provided with a one year grace period to familiarise themselves with the changes and make any required amendments to individual employment agreements entered into from 1 April 2017 onwards.[1]

The key changes for employers relate to zero-hour contracts, secondary employment provisions and cancellation of shifts for shift workers. Here’s a quick overview.

Zero-hour contracts

Zero-hour contracts are now prohibited.

Where ...

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