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QCL Holiday Season hours

Marcus & the team here at QCL wish you a safe & happy holiday season as well as a prosperous new year! Our offices will be closed from midday Friday December 23rd 2016 and will re-open Wednesday January 11th 2016.  Thank you to all for great 2016, we look forward to working with you in […]

Effect of recent earthquakes on lending requirements

As most people will be aware there have been some major tectonic movements felt around the country in the last few weeks. This has caused further movement in both banks and insurance providers to review their requirements for providing insurance and loans for purchasers looking to buy in certain regions of the country. ANZ Bank […]

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Marcus Beveridge: Chinese likely to be affected by immigration changes

This morning on  News Talk Radio QCL Principal Marcus Beveridge suggested Chinese families will be particularly affected by the Government’s new immigration policy. You can listen to the interview here. The new resident setting is being reduced to a limit of 95,000, down from the current 100,000. The threshold for skilled migrants has been raised by increasing […]

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Changes to NZ Immigration Quotas Announced

It looks like the National Govt is out to reduce the number of new migrants, yesterday they announced a tightening to NZ immigration quota numbers. Under the changes, the higher end of the planning range for new residents over the next two years would be reduced from 100,000 to 95,000. Those coming to New Zealand under the […]

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Brexit and You

“Alea iacta este” (the die is cast), is the Latin phrase attributed to Julius Ceasar as he led his army across the Rubicon river into Northern Italy in 49 BC.   England has now crossed its own Rubicon, in voting to leave the EU. While no one really knows what the effects of this decision will […]

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Character Waiver – Do I have to disclose my historic charges?

It is not uncommon for some applicants to have an old drunk and disorderly conviction, or a drunk driving conviction, or even an old conviction for the possession of recreational drugs. Sometimes these convictions are from over 10 years ago and it can be confusing as to whether you need to disclose these charges to […]

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The simple things when buying or selling a property

While watching another border security documentary recently, a man was seen arguing with security that his partner completed the document for him which he then signed. Good luck with that as a defence. The question is whether we really know what we are signing (and whether we realise the consequences)? One of the largest transactions […]

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Building & Construction Law Conference 2016 – The Updated Construction Contracts Act

Marcus Beveridge and Lauren Qiu were invited to present at the annual New Zealand Building & Construction Law Conference on 5 April 2016. The presentation focused on the practical considerations of the recent Construction Contracts Amendment Act, which is currently being progressively implemented. The seminar was attended by a vast number of industry leaders, all […]

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QCL law links

Queen City Law have a wide range of business relationships, networks and resources. Links to many of these useful legal web resources are listed on our Law Links page.If you are looking to invest, study or live in New Zealand Queen City Law are here to help with legal representation and services.  Check out more of our Articles here. Find […]

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Welcome Max Shin to Queen City Law

Queen City Law are delighted to welcome a new member to the team, Max Shin. Max joined Queen City Law in 2015 after working at a general law firm in Takapuna, Auckland. His previous legal work was in the property, conveyancing and commercial law spheres. Commercially astute, Max possesses an excellent knack of being able […]