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Established in 1865, Hesketh Henry is a leading Auckland law firm

We are experts in construction law, insurance law, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, retirement villages, commercial leasing, commercial property acquisitions and employment law. Our offering also extends to personalised services including wills, trusts and estate work. Read more

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Don't make it worse ... notify WorkSafe
 
You know the adage, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging"? It is apt in so many areas of business (and life!) but is particularly relevant when it comes to WorkSafe notifications. Our message to you – if there is an incident or event that needs to be notified to WorkSafe, for heaven's sake, notify it! Keeping quiet is only going to make the proverbial hole deeper.  Written by Alison Maelzer and Sam Houliston.
Hanging out for Easter?  What you need to know if you are in retail.
Shops can now open on Easter Sunday
 
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (Act) allows certain shops to be open for business, subject to local council requirements. Employers may require shop employees to work on Easter Sunday (this year, 1 April 2018).  Written by Alison Maelzer and Mo Al Obaidi.
Employment Law:  the only constant is change ...

It's a New Year, a new(ish) Government… so it must be time for some new employment law! The Coalition Government managed to reach an agreed, compromise position between its partners on proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (Act).  Written by Alison Maelzer.

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Recent case finds that lack of a resident director isn't immediately fatal
The absence of a resident director might result in a New Zealand company being struck off, but that won't prevent it from enforcing its rights whilst still in existence.  Written by Chris Lee, Jennifer Seo and Janou Kannangara.

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