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Melinda Li

Melinda completed her Bachelor of Laws degree in China before she moved to NZ in 2003. She completed her Master of Laws degree at Canterbury University and was admitted to the NZ bar in 2013. Melinda speaks fluent English and Mandarin. Having studied law in both New Zealand and China equips her well to deal […]

property tax

Property Tax Rules – Bright-Line Test

Following on from Brett Carpenters blog last week the New Property Tax Rules – post budget 2015, Brett talks this week about the proposed Bright-Line Test. The issues paper describing the proposed Bright-Line Test has been released. To download the PDF version of this blog click here Make no mistake – this is a capital gains […]

Your business tax obligations – Starting Up

New Zealand comes in at third in the World Bank Doing Business rankings for the ease of doing business, and is number one in the world for ease of starting a new business. What makes it so straightforward? This week Queen City Law Tax expert Melinda Li explores your business tax obligations when you start […]

property tax

Update on Residential Land Tax

Where to start? The new data collection requirements and ‘bright line test’ have now been in place for a few months. The new Bright Line Tax applies to all residential property with a house on it in the following instances: • It is acquired after 1 October 2015 and sold within 2 years of acquisition; […]

Melinda Li

Cross lease titles, why they are not so simple

Cross lease titles were invented to get around the minimum area rate and subdivision restrictions on certain types of smaller subdivisions. Subsequently, there are now a big number of properties on the property market that are cross lease properties. QCL Lawyer Melinda Li talks through Cross lease title issues and why they are not so […]


Can I get a divorce here in NZ if I was married overseas?

It is difficult moving to a new country and sometimes those stresses can lead to breakdown of a relationship. So can you get a divorce here in NZ if I was married overseas?  The simple answer is yes, if at least one of you has been domiciled in New Zealand when applying for the divorce (dissolution […]

Unexpected Visitors – The Taxmen Cometh

At Queen City Law we focus on understanding our clients and the legal issues they face, then work with the client to develop a strategic plan for the best possible outcome. When you are dealing with the tax department this can yield good returns as the IRD in New Zealand has far reaching powers. From recent […]

Taxing Land in New Zealand

  New Zealand is a beautiful country and increasingly people from overseas and cities within NZ are retiring to the country. In buying large blocks of rural or city fringe land owners become liable for property taxes. This week Queen City Law tax team specialist Brett Carpenter looks at some aspects of NZ property Law. Queen […]

Mandarin Speaking Lawyers in Auckland

The Queen City Law team are experts in dealing with clients who speak english as a second language, the lawyers at Queen City Law are speakers of Korean, Mandarin, English, Spanish, Indonesian and Tagalog. We have law teams for Immigration, Property, Commercial and Disputes and can sit down with you to make sure you get your […]