Much has been said about the unacceptable level of risk being imposed under construction contracts in NZ. A recent article in the Herald by John Walton succinctly summarised some of the main causes.read more
Recently one of the country’s top scientists has released findings which recommend people do not test their homes for methamphetamine. In this article we look at the key points of this review.read more
We want to help you avoid construction disputes, from experience we have a good insight into the common causes of disputes. In this article we identify some of the most common causes and give some practical tips on how to avoid them.read more
With a change of governments, amendments often occur, this week the Government announced that 90 day trial periods will only remain available to small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.read more
The Christmas season is a hectic time for most of us. Work and personal commitments escalate in the mad rush towards Christmas Day. While some industries (such as retail and hospitality) are entering their busiest time of the year, other industries (like construction) look to close down for a period. This article looks at the legalities of Christmas closures and gives a few reminders to employers.read more
When parties enter into “full and final” settlement agreements, they expect the agreement to be just that. At Talbot Law we write, advise and participate in settlement agreements on behalf of our clients. If you are involved in a settlement process and would like advice, please do not hesitate to get in contact.read more
In the following article Michael, Director and construction law expert, uses a recent case to highlight the importance of having a written contract and documents that comply with the Construction Contract Act 2002.read more
An overwhelming number of New Zealanders support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use, the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey shows.
The issue has been in the spotlight this year after the high-profile case of Alex Renton, who was eventually prescribed Elixinol, a cannabidiol made from hemp, after approval from Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.
The Ministry of Justice spent $10,000 in the year to 30 June 2015 on sponsorship of groups, organisations, events and publications, according to Justice Minister Amy Adams.read more
The High Court last year met its target to deliver 90% of judgments within three months of the hearing or final submissions, according to a report released this week by Chief High Court Judge Justice Geoffrey Venning.read more