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Common Pitfalls when Buying Apartments off the Plans

There is a strong demand for houses and apartments in New Zealand. There are purchasers signing purchase contracts on the basis of plans for houses or apartments not yet constructed. Some purchasers are signing contracts with developers who do not even have the required planning or building consent for construction. The contracts that prospective purchasers are given to sign are […]

New Immigration Checklist – Entrepreneur & Investor Category

With the recent Entrepreneur Work Visa changes, Queen City Law understands how tricky it can be to navigate your way through an application. Thanks to our knowledgeable immigration team, Queen City Law’s extensive online law library now has four new informative checklists to assist you with your Entrepreneur Work Visa, Entrepreneur Residence Visa, Investor Category […]

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Judicial review – the Lucan Battison case

This weeks article involves discussion and analysis of (Battison v Melloy & Anor [2014] NZHC 1462) and the subsequent Judicial review. In June this year, Lucan Battison, a 16 year old student from St John’s College in Hastings, took his school principal and board of trustees to the High Court for suspending him for having long hair, […]

Where there’s a Will, there’s a Relative – Deceased Estates

Life has two certainties, death and taxes.   Claims against estates are an inevitable consequence of the former, and that inevitability has lead over the years to a number of statutes that have clarified the rights to claim. In our latest post to the Law Library by Ross Dillon explores the some of the issues that […]

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Do I need A Shareholders Agreement?

When investing or doing business in New Zealand there are many ways to ensure the satisfactory resolution of disputes between related parties, a shareholders agreement is one of them. This weeks article “Do I need A Shareholders Agreement?” is by Queen City Law Lawyer Bradley So. Bradley is a Philippine born New Zealander.  He has […]

Important changes to House insurance (different policies)

 Further to our recent post on “Important Changes to House valuations“, there has been another article published yesterday reiterating the need to be careful with insurance. This new article published in Stuff (click here to go to the article) illustrates the somewhat obvious point that not all banks have the same policies and that sometimes […]

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Examining the Long Term Business Visa

At the LexisNexis Pacific Immigration Law Conference on Friday 09 August, 2013. Queen City Law Lawyers Marcus Beveridge, (Principal) and Bradley So, (Lawyer), delivered a presentation which examined the Long Term Business Visa. To download a PDF of the presentation click here. To read more about Marcus Beveridge click here. To read more about Bradley So […]

Mortgage checklist (things you should know before signing any bank loan documents)

Property Lawyer Tina Hwang at Queen City Law has recently updated our Mortgage checklist. The Checklist is available for download as a pdf here. You can find many more useful legal resources, infosheets and checklists in our Law Library. Lets look at the things you should know before signing any bank loan documents. In signing […]

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Residential Construction Agreements- things to watch out for!

Residential Construction has often thrown up difficult problems in NZ property law. Contracts and Agreements are widely used and tested in court making most problems expensive, stressful, and slow to resolve. This week Tina Hwang, Queen City Law Construction lawyer, examines some of the upcoming changes that will be brought to bear by The Building […]

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