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Congratulations to Jennian Homes Wairarapa!

August 2nd, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Congratulations to Jennian Homes Wairarapa!

Photo: Lisa Searle from Gibson Sheat with Anna O'Connell from Jennian Homes

We love to help our clients celebrate their successes. Jennian Homes won two gold awards and were the overall category winner in each of the two categories they entered at the Registered Master Builders' Wellington Wairarapa House of the Year Awards on Saturday night.
Topics: News, Wairarapa
 
Community presentations with Age Concern Wairarapa

August 1st, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Community presentations with Age Concern Wairarapa

Donna Watt and Michelle Williams from our Masterton office have been involved with Age Concern Wairarapa's recent Forums for Seniors
 
A busy time on the Wellington sport scene

July 2nd, 2018 Gibson Sheat

A busy time on the Wellington sport scene

June was a particularly busy month in the Wellington sports calendar, with a number of events taking place in which Gibson Sheat had an involvement, not the least of which was the Wellington Sports Person of the Year Awards on 20 June...
Topics: News
 
A Review of Labour's 100 Day Plan

June 18th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

A Review of Labour's 100 Day Plan

Before the election, the Labour Party laid out a plan with 18 key goals to achieve within their first 100 days in office (“100-day Plan”). So, what progress has been made...
 
Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Negotiation - How can it help you?

June 18th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Negotiation - How can it help you?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) methods are an alternative option to going directly to court. They are commonly more cost effective and may take less time to resolve the dispute. This article is the third and final article in our ADR article series and will focus on negotiation.
Topics: Litigation
 
Cross-leases - What are they and what implications do they have?

June 18th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Cross-leases - What are they and what implications do they have?

Historically, cross-leases were a popular form of dividing land for land owners because they allowed owners to avoid certain subdivision restrictions but achieve similar results to a formal subdivision under the existing Act, at a fraction of the price.
Topics: Property
 
Lease Agreements vs Tenancy Agreements

June 18th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Lease Agreements vs Tenancy Agreements

We regularly see clients treating lease agreements and tenancy agreements as being the same document. However, while both agreements are similar, it is important to understand the differences...
Topics: Property
 
Fast track employment of specialist foreign nationals by becoming an accredited employer–but get in quick

June 7th, 2018 Bernard Banks

Fast track employment of specialist foreign nationals by becoming an accredited employer–but get in quick

Becoming an Accredited Employer allows your business to employ foreign nationals for skilled and specialist roles without having to meet the Labour Market Test. 
Topics: Immigration
 
Recognition for 20 years' involvement with the Gold Awards

May 30th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Recognition for 20 years' involvement with the Gold Awards

Roger Drummond, consultant at Gibson Sheat, has been involved with the Gold Awards since they began in 1999...
Topics: News
 
An Interview with a rugby great

May 8th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

An Interview with a rugby great

Nigel Stirling was thrilled to get a chance to chat with Sir Graham Henry at the 2018 Lawlink Conference in Blenhiem
Topics: News
 
I've been named an Executor of a Will, what do I do now?

March 6th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

I've been named an Executor of a Will, what do I do now?

This article explain what it means to be named an executor in a person's will, and what responsibilities you take on as executor...
 
Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Arbitration - How can it assist you?

March 6th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Arbitration - How can it assist you?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) methods are an alternative option to going directly to court. They are commonly more cost effective for the parties involved, and may also take less time to resolve the dispute. This article is the second article in our ADR article series and will focus on arbitration...
Topics: Litigation
 
The new Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Laws

March 2nd, 2018 Gibson Sheat

The new Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Laws

Anti-money laundering has recently been in the spotlight in New Zealand with the Ministry of Justice estimating that almost NZ$1.35 billion from fraud and illegal drugs is laundered through ordinary New Zealand businesses each year.
 
Changing the Immigration Policies - The Result

March 2nd, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Changing the Immigration Policies - The Result

New Zealand’s immigration landscape has been changing over the last year. New policies were implemented by the former National Government, and now the Labour-led Government (“Labour”) is set to implement its campaign policies in the coming months.
Topics: Immigration
 
An introduction to shareholders' agreement - Why are they so important?

March 2nd, 2018 Gibson Sheat

An introduction to shareholders' agreement - Why are they so important?

A shareholders' agreement (“Agreement”) records the arrangements between the shareholders and directors of a company regarding the ownership, governance and management of the company...