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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 […]

Unjustified Dismissal – Were you fired in an unfair manner?

Were you fired from your job in an unfair manner? In New Zealand, all employees are given the right to pursue a personal grievance claim under the Employment Relations Act 2000 (“the Act”) if they have any of the following issues: • Unjustifiable dismissal (where you were fired unfairly) • unjustifiable action which disadvantages the […]

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Buying a new home off the plans

QCL Senior Solicitor Tina Hwang was recently quoted in an article published by The NZ Herald in relation to getting in early and buying a new home or apartment off the plans. “The process of buying off the plans is different to an ordinary home purchase and buyers really need to understand the agreement they’re […]

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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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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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Introducing Charlotte

There have been a few changes at QCL just recently, we have welcomed our newest team member Charlotte, who replaces Sophie at reception. Charlotte comes to us with some great experience having previously worked at Whitecross Medical for 18 months as the receptionist and administrative assistant to their immigration team. Charlotte loves a challenge and […]

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I have a new job, can I update my work visa?

I have a new job, but I still have a lot of time left before my current visa expires, can I update my work visa using a Variation of Conditions? Things do not always go to plan, sometimes you can find yourself in a situation where you have finally gained a work visa but your employment […]

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QCL wins Best Corporate Immigration Law Award

Well done Bradley So and the QCL Immigration Team. More evidence that the QCL Immigration lawyers will go the extra mile to get the job done in style. Bradley and the large QCL immigration team have had a superb start to the year in winning “Best for Corporate Immigration – New Zealand” at the AI […]

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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 […]