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, […]
Updates from the busy world of commercial, immigration and criminal law.
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 […]
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 […]
In the latest issue of Builders & Contractors magazine, QCL Associate Tina Hwang discusses ‘Dispute resolutions’ You can read the PDF of the article here.
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 […]
A recent Court of Appeal decision has confirmed QCL’s continual advice to our clients that once you sell your property which was subject to a claim, you have crystallised your loss as being the change in value, not the cost of repair. The parties in Xu v IAG learnt this the hard way as the […]
Queen City Law Associate Tina Hwang presented at the New Zealand Building Industry Regulation Compliance Conference in March 2018. A copy of her powerpoint slides can be downloaded here for your information. If you require any further information or advice on your construction project, please feel free to contact your construction law expert Tina Hwang […]
In the latest issue of Builders & Contractors magazine, QCL Associate Tina Hwang discusses ‘What information should you request from your builder?’ You can read the PDF of the article here.
Further to our prior blog on “Earthquake Prone Buildings” in 2014, the government have now passed legislation giving force to the proposals. The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into force on Saturday, 1 July 2017. Territorial Authorities (your Councils) now have reduced timeframes to identify Earthquake Prone Buildings (“EPB”) for priority buildings. The […]
The team at QCL wish you all Safe & Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year! Our offices are closed from midday Friday December 22nd 2017 through till Monday January 15th 2018.