Insights

Employment
Children were employees at Gloriavale
The Employment Court has ruled that three members of the Gloriavale Christian community were employees not volunteers
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Incorporated Societies
A new Incorporated Societies Act - what it means for sport organisations?
All incorporated societies will need to make changes to their constitution in order to comply with the Act.
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Trusts
Removal and appointment of trustees who have lost capacity
The Trusts Act 2019 sets out a streamlined process to follow when a trustee loses capacity and needs to be removed and/or replaced.
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Disciplinary
When are you officially functus?
The High Court recently considered whether a Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) of the Teaching Council could revisit a decision it had made on a complaint about a teacher. 
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Employment
Public holidays when you're on ACC - who pays?
Should employers pay workers who are off work on ACC for public holidays? 
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sport
Supporting gender diversity through governance structures
It's always a good time to reflect on the diversity of your organisation and how you can take steps through governance to provide opportunities for females in your organisation.
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Employment
Vaccine Mandates - the High Court decision on NZDF & Police
Yardley v Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety – understanding the decision declaring the government’s NZDF and Police vaccination mandates unlawful.
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Intellectual Property
The Party on the Lawn 
Was it okay for Trevor Mallard to use music without permission or payment? Kate Duckworth investigates the intellectual property aspect.
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Technology & Digital
Remote or electronic witnessing and signing
The practice of signing documentation is a simple, yet vital, element of the legal profession, serving as a form of identification, as well as evidence of a party’s agreement to a document’s terms.
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sport
Code of Conduct for Players, Coaches & Parents.
With schools starting up and school sport resuming, it is a good time for sport organisations to review and update their Code of Conduct.
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sport
Sports Organisations - Using & Enforcing Covid-19 Vaccine Passes
Sports organisations need to put measures in place to protect their participants and to ensure they are compliant with the COVID-19 Protection Framework.
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Construction
Construction: Can you de-risk inflation?
We are not at the point – yet – where we will need a wheelbarrow of cash to buy a loaf of bread, but contractors may feel that way when it comes to purchasing materials.
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Property
HOME BUYERS GUIDE - Buying off the plans (Part 1)
PART ONE -
What is buying off the plans and what do I need to think about? 
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Property
HOME BUYERS GUIDE - Buying off the plans (Part 2)
PART TWO -
How do the nuts and bolts work - the agreement, title etc?
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End of life choice
End of Life Choice Act: understanding the process
The End of Life Choice Act 2019 (the Act) came into effect on 7 November 2021. Read more about the intricacies of the Act and what it means in practice.
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