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Under what circumstances should you form a Trust

May 27th, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Under what circumstances should you form a Trust

There are a number of different circumstances under which you may consider forming a trust.  This article will discuss some of the common reasons and the trust structures which are utilised.
 
Congratulations to Manuel Mendoza - Our Business Expo stand- prize winner

May 9th, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Congratulations to Manuel Mendoza - Our Business Expo stand- prize winner

Gibson Sheat's stand prize at the Wellington Regional Business Expo on Tuesday 7 May was a magnum bottle of  the fabulous Pol Roger champagne.
Topics: News
 
Important employment law changes you need to be aware of

May 3rd, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Important employment law changes you need to be aware of

Changes that extend or protect employees’ and unions’ rights and powers, and add new responsibilities or obligations for employers took effect in December 2018 and April 2019, with further changes effective 6 May.
Topics: Employment
 
Farm debt mediation

April 2nd, 2019 Alexandra Fink & Brett Gould

Farm debt mediation

Farm debt mediation provides for mediation between the lending provider and the farmer before the appointment of a receiver.  New Zealand has never had a legislated farm debt mediation programme, however there is now a Farm Debt Mediation Bill in front of parliament...
 
Sexual harassment in the workplace – what to do?

April 2nd, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Sexual harassment in the workplace – what to do?

The Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Human Rights Act 1993 cover the in-depth processes, remedies and forms of general and sexual harassment in the workplace for New Zealand employees.
Topics: Employment
 
Different way titles are held – Crosslease, fee simple, stratum in freehold, leasehold

April 2nd, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Different way titles are held – Crosslease, fee simple, stratum in freehold, leasehold

A title is a way to record the land and properties information, such as lot numbers, how big the section is, whether there are any covenants, easements or caveats registered against the title...
Topics: Property
 
Meth contaminated properties

April 2nd, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Meth contaminated properties

A property that has been used to manufacture methamphetamine, or has had methamphetamine smoked inside, can be contaminated...
Topics: Property
 
Lowry Bay Yacht Club 24hr Endurance Yacht Race

March 13th, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Lowry Bay Yacht Club 24hr Endurance Yacht Race

On the weekend of 16/17 March you might spot a fleet of yachts racing in the Wellington harbour...
Topics: News
 
International Women's Day  2019 - Breakfast event

March 8th, 2019 Gibson Sheat

International Women's Day 2019 - Breakfast event

Gibson Sheat were proud to co-host an International Women's Day breakfast event in Masterton on Friday 8th March. 

The breakfast event linked in to the IWD 2019 live stream from Parliament Buildings where we heard from keynote speakers The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister of New Zealand), The Hon Julie Anne Genter (Minister for Women) and Steph Dyhrberg (leading employment rights lawyer and Wellingtonian of the Year).

 
 
Wine Tasting Event - Hosted by Gibson Sheat

February 27th, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Wine Tasting Event - Hosted by Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat had a delightful evening with surveying company, Adamson Shaw, enjoying the different tastes of French wine. 
 
Deadlock mechanisms in Shareholder's Agreements

February 15th, 2019 Alexandra Fink

Deadlock mechanisms in Shareholder's Agreements

Shareholder’s agreements usually require shareholder approval for a number of matters. This can require a special or super majority of shareholders or directors to agree. The decisions that require this special approval, are the most significant decisions facing the company. Therefore, a shareholders agreement needs to provide for what is to happen if there is a deadlock between shareholders or directors with regards to these decisions
 
Implications of the Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2018

February 15th, 2019 Alexandra Fink

Implications of the Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2018

The Overseas Investment Regulations were recently amended with the aim of reducing overseas purchases of New Zealand property, and making residential housing more available and affordable to New Zealanders.

Topics: Property
 
LAWASIA Employment Law Forum

February 12th, 2019 Gibson Sheat

LAWASIA Employment Law Forum

Photo by: Waisea Nasokia courtesy of Fiji Sun: L-R LAWASIA Employment Law Committee Chair, Bernard Banks, Bar Association of Sri Lanka rep, Sunil Abeyaratne, and Fiji Law Society President, Laurel Vaurasi

The LAWASIA Employment Law Forum was held in association with the Fiji Law Society at the Sofitel Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji on 25-26 January this year.

 
Gibson Sheat welcomes a new partner

January 7th, 2019 Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat welcomes a new partner

Congratulations to Rhys Williams on becoming a partner in Gibson Sheat from January 2019.
Topics: News
 
How to give notice to your tenant and what you can do if a tenant is no longer paying rent

December 13th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

How to give notice to your tenant and what you can do if a tenant is no longer paying rent

There are two types of tenancy agreements which a landlord and tenant can enter into: periodic tenancy and fixed term tenancy.
Topics: Property