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Gibson Sheat welcomes a new partner

October 1st, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat welcomes a new partner

We are delighted to announce the addition of Malcolm Galloway to the Gibson Sheat whānau.

Malcolm will be based in our Lower Hutt office.
Topics: News
 
Claire Byrne has been appointed Chair of Gibson Sheat

September 22nd, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Claire Byrne has been appointed Chair of Gibson Sheat

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Byrne as the firm’s new Chair, effective 21 September 2020
Topics: News
 
Thinking of subleasing? What you need to know

August 17th, 2020 Matthew Joyce & Tom Fitall

Thinking of subleasing? What you need to know

Subleasing may be an option as businesses consider reducing the amount of office space they require in the new COVID-19 world. But what do you need to know before jumping on the sublease wagon?
Topics: COVID-19 , Property
 
Investor Visa – A Pathway to NZ Permanent Residency

August 14th, 2020 John Steel

Investor Visa – A Pathway to NZ Permanent Residency


So you want to move to NZ?

If you’re fit & healthy, of good character, have funds to invest, and love the outdoors, then this article may be of interest to you.

Topics: Immigration
 
Do you collect personal information?

July 8th, 2020 Richard Gordon

Do you collect personal information?

The Privacy Act 2020 is scheduled to come into effect on 1 December 2020, and it is important that businesses and organisations are ready – find out what your obligations are

 
Aimee McGowan is our newest Associate

May 28th, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Aimee McGowan is our newest Associate

Congratulations to Aimee on her well-deserved promotion!

Topics: News
 
Our offices are open under Alert Level 2

May 18th, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Our offices are open under Alert Level 2

We're pleased to be back in our offices and available to meet in person once again, under physical distancing requirements, of course.
Topics: COVID-19 , News
 
When is a discretionary bonus not a discretionary bonus?

May 4th, 2020 Mike Gould

When is a discretionary bonus not a discretionary bonus?

The Employment Court has made a decision that will affect every employer who has any kind of bonus or performance related remuneration scheme in place.
Topics: Employment
 
COVID-19 –  Claims for loss and expense due to slower working conditions?

April 28th, 2020 Finn Collins

COVID-19 – Claims for loss and expense due to slower working conditions?

In our latest COVID-19 construction update Finn Collins discusses  the costs of working, primarily on commercial projects under level 3. 

 
COVID-19 - Issues for employers at Alert Level 3

April 24th, 2020 Mike Gould

COVID-19 - Issues for employers at Alert Level 3

Requirements for workplaces at Level 3 are:

  • People must work from home if that is possible;
  • There must be no physical interaction with customers;
  • Workplaces must be able to be operated safely, including a requirement for one metre physical distancing.
 
COVID-19 – Alert Level 3 – How does this change affect rental payments?

COVID-19 – Alert Level 3 – How does this change affect rental payments?

This is an update on our previous note on leases at Level 4

In this note we examine the implications of the move from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 for landlords and tenants of commercial leases. 

What is the effect of the change from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 on leases? Will ADLS clause 27.5 still be relevant?

 
COVID-19 Property Transactions Under Alert Level 3

April 20th, 2020 Gibson Sheat

COVID-19 Property Transactions Under Alert Level 3

If you have an existing agreement and consider that you are in a position to settle at alert level 3 then you should discuss this with your lawyer. 
Topics: COVID-19 , Property
 
Operating your business after the move down from Alert Level 4

April 16th, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Operating your business after the move down from Alert Level 4

The Government today announced what level 3 could look like for business...
 
We have opportunities, we need to maximise on those and intellectual property is no exception

April 14th, 2020 Kate Duckworth

We have opportunities, we need to maximise on those and intellectual property is no exception

Opportunists will prey on those who sit on their hands during the vulnerable times. You could find your business and your intellectual property portfolio exposed when the economy does bounce back if you don't look after it now.
 
COVID-19 Hibernation and Safe Harbours – temporary relief from debts for companies but only if you can tick the right boxes

COVID-19 Hibernation and Safe Harbours – temporary relief from debts for companies but only if you can tick the right boxes

Without the proposed temporary changes to the Companies Act directors could face personal liability for their company’s debts if they allowed a company with cash flow or other solvency issues to continue trading.