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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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Assignment of claims

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 […]

NZ Building Industry Regulation Compliance

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 […]

Earthquake Prone Buildings (Update)

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 […]

QCL Presents at Legalwise Immigration Law Intensive: Key Changes Seminar

Several Queen City Law lawyers including Principal Marcus Beveridge, Associate Bradley John So, Consultant Jack Cheng and Solicitor Shi Sheng Cai (Shoosh) were invited to present at the Legalwise Immigration Law Intensive: Key changes seminar. The seminar was a great success. Marcus Beveridge the past chairman of NZAMI and immediate convenor of the New Zealand […]

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The Importance of Employment and Immigration Compliance

QCL Principal Marcus Beveridge and Associate Tina Hwang recently wrote an article for Builders & Contractors Magazine on the Importance of Employment and Immigration Compliance. The Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Immigration Act 2009 provides requirements for both construction operators and its workers. The article briefly examines the obligations that one must be aware […]

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RLWT….WTF??

Thought you were all over the recent tax changes arising from the introduction of the bright line tax (aka capital gains tax)? Then consider this: Debbie is an English citizen but has permanent residence in New Zealand. She has just completed a science degree (IT). Max is a South African citizen and has a work […]