The Trust Act 2019 comes into force on 30 January 2021. This legislation is the first overhaul of trust law in over six decades. This legislation will apply to a majority of existing trusts and also any newly formed trusts. Current trusts will have 18 months to ensure they are compliant with the new Act. […]
With New Zealand currently experiencing our first pandemic in lock-down, COVID-19 is a serious reminder to all as to why it is crucial to ensure you have your affairs in order for the unknown. Asset planning, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPOA”) are essential tools to ensure that you and your family are […]
MWIS Lawyers’ Associate – Juliet Golightly – is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (FAMINZ (Arb)) fellowship, being the highest credentialed status for arbitrators within the institute. She is also a senior commercial lawyer and litigator, experienced in the area of commercial lease disputes. Juliet is well placed to […]
Buying your first home can be daunting. There is so much information to take in and so many people you need to talk to. Your legal provider is an invaluable resource to help you with all things related to the process. Often, legal professionals are not engaged until after people have signed a Sale and […]
Subdivisions are becoming more and more popular. People are choosing subdivision as a way for them to reduce their debt or generate income.