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Chelsea Bay Residences

Chelsea Bay Residences​ Queen City Law is proud to have provided all legal services to the developer, Maxiom, on this recently completed apartment development in Birkenhead, Northshore , Auckland. Chelsea Bay Residences enjoy stunning views of downtown Auckland. It comprises 56 apartments, 94 car parks and retail units over 6 levels. QCL legal services included […]

Employment Law

Employment Law Update – August 2019

In April/May 2019, there were many legislative changes in employment, yet some people still appear to be oblivious to these changes.  The main changes have been set out below for your reference. Domestic Violence Leave In April 2019, a completely new type of leave was introduced.  Employers must now be aware of sensitivities in dealing […]

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Legislative Changes Affecting the Construction Sector

The Government has recently announced that minimum wages will increase to $17.70 an hour on 1 April 2019. We would assume that nobody in the construction sector is paying the minimum wage and therefore the labour force will remain unaffected. However, there will undoubtedly be flow-on affects including general rises in material and costs which […]

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Partnership Based Visas Workshop

Recently, staff from Queen City Law attended a workshop with Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) in regards to preparing and submitting “decision ready” visa applications under the partnership-based categories.  The workshop was held in INZ’s Hamilton branch.  The Hamilton branch primarily deal with on-shore partnership-based visa applications while off-shore applications are reviewed by branches in Manila, […]

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QCL publish article to latest issue of Builders & Contractors Magazine

Construction and Immigration: Smart plays in a tight environment Marcus Beveridge (Principal) and Tina Hwang (Associate) of Queen City Law have published an article for the latest issue of the Builders & Contractors Magazine. Issue #115 This article discusses how strategic employers within the construction industry should seek to utilize the Accredited Employer programme. Please […]

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Disputes Resolutions in NZ Standard Contracts

On 8 November 2018, Marcus Beveridge (Principal) and Tina Hwang (Associate) of Queen City Law were invited to present a topic during the “Construction Law in 8 Hours Masterclass.” The Presentation was on “Disputes Resolutions in NZ Standard Contracts” and was well received by the delegates including contractors, engineers, consultants and project managers. The topic […]

AntiI-Money Laundering and Countering FInancing of Terrorism ACT 2009 and QCL

  WHAT IS THE ACT? From 1 July 2018, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the Act”) comes into effect for all Lawyers. The purpose of the Act is to reflect New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact of criminal activity within the global community. You can […]

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