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A Historic Section Revived

The Supreme Court decision of Clayton v Clayton has given new insight into the operation of section 182, Family Proceedings Act 1980.  Written by Mary Joy Simpson and Alice Eager 

Hesketh Henry Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Directory

Hesketh Henry has again been recognised by its International peers and is mentioned in the highly regarded legal directory,  Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017Click here to read more.

FORM COUNTS UNDER THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT
Auckland Electrical Solutions Ltd v The Warrington Group Ltd [2016] NZHC 2245

This case highlights the importance of form when issuing a payment claim and the effect of an inadequately formed payment claim on a summary judgement application for outstanding sums.  Written by Nick Gillies and Richard Belcher

What type of employment relationship do you have?  Are you using the right employment agreement?

Different types of employment require different employment agreements.  Unfortunately, the types are sometimes misunderstood and the wrong type of employment agreement used – this can lead to all sorts of trouble down the track! This article gives you a quick overview to set the record straight.  Written by Jim Roberts and Jodi Sharman

Clarification of retentions requirements for construction contracts

A bill has been introduced to Parliament to make clear that the new retentions regime for construction contracts only applies to contracts which have been entered into, or renewed, on or after 31 March 2017.  Once the regime comes into force, parties may agree that it applies to earlier contracts.  The Regulatory Systems (Commercial Matters) Amendment Bill had its first reading on 18 October 2016. Written by Nick GilliesChristina Bryant, Helen Macfarlane and Sarah Holderness

Enforcement of Damages in Adjudication

This decision highlights the arbitral distinction in the enforceability of the sums due and rights/obligations under construction contracts, prior to the recent CCA amendments. Written by Nick Gillies and Richard Belcher
 

Insurance Case Law Update September 2016

In this insurance law update we summarise significant decisions released so far in 2016.  Written by Christina Bryant, Nick Gillies, Helen Macfarlane, Gennise Luen, Hannah Yiu, Anna King, Nina Thomson, Mary Battersby, Richard Belcher, Rob McStay and Ella Collis.

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