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Conference News – Building and Construction Law Conference

What does it mean when a building is declared to be earthquake prone? The recent Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016 is a timely reminder of the importance of the earthquake-prone building provisions in the Building Act 2004 that set minimum requirements for the strength of buildings. Six years have passed since the Canterbury earthquakes ...more

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Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana

Renay Taylor, Thomson Reuters NZ  Senior Product Development Manager, attended University of Otago Professor Jacinta Ruru’s Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL).  This is her account of the event. She writes… This has been a stellar year for Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui me Ngāti Maniapoto), Professor of Law at Otago University. On 1 January 2016 she commenced ...more

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The Law of Secured Credit launches

The Law of Secured Credit, by University of Otago academic Barry Allan was launched recently at a function hosted by the University and attended by friends, members of the profession, colleagues and students. The book is one of the largest bodies of academic writing completed for a first edition by a single author in New Zealand. ...more

Legal Research Webinars - New Dates Available - Dec 2016

Legal Research Webinars – New Dates Available – Dec 2016

Join us for an interactive live online legal research training session.  All training is complimentary and included as part of your subscription. All training is delivered by the Training Specialist Team via web conferencing or “WebEx”.  This method provides a quick, easy, efficient and convenient way to receive training. Simply select a course from the ...more

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Margaret Bedggood – The Legal Luminaries Project

This is the second of a series of in-depth interviews with our esteemed legal leaders; our legal luminaries.  Professor Margaret Bedggood, QSO looks back over her life in the law, speaking candidly about her achievements, offering advice for younger lawyers and discusses what she thinks are the most important legal issues right now. About The Legal Luminaries Project ...more

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Infinitylaw – software for legal practice management

A lawyer’s time is always of the essence Managing time and information are fundamental to operating a successful legal practice. For many that is achieved through a fully featured and integrated legal practice system called Infinitylaw. What is Infinitylaw? Infinitylaw is a well-respected, customisable accounting, management and marketing system you can tailor to fit the ...more

Professor Craig Elliffe

Professor Craig Elliffe shortlisted for a major international tax law award

The author of the leading text “International and Cross border Taxation in New Zealand“, Professor Craig Elliffe, (Auckland University Law School), has been shortlisted for another major award. His paper “The Lesser of Two Evils: Double Tax Treaty Override or Treaty Abuse?”, originally published in the British Tax Review, is competing against five other research ...more

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The Next AML/CFT Compliance Wave – DNFBPs

Stricter anti-money laundering reforms affecting lawyers, real estate agents and accountants were introduced into Parliament 15/3/2017. (NZ Herald) In this article Neil Jeans from Initialism, an Australian based company whose specialty is anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing, answers the questions: why are lawyers going to be subject to the AML rules? what are ...more

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Westlaw NZ Access Issues (RESOLVED)

Please be aware some users are experiencing issues accessing Westlaw NZ at present. You may receive an error stating: “An error has occurred.  You may be accessing from outside your organisations IP Range. If you are not IP Fixed please contact Technical Support on 0800 10 60 25 for assistance.” The issue is not effecting ...more

Judicature Modernisation regime in force today - 1 March 2017

Judicature Modernisation regime in force today – 1 March 2017

New Judicature Modernisation regime Three new Acts are in force today which make significant changes to our court system: the Senior Courts Act 2016, the District Court Act 2016, and the Judicial Review Procedure Act 2016. To meet the needs of our customers Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce that: Original commentary written by our ...more

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Westlaw NZ – 2016 Release Notes

  We are excited to share with you the detail on the enhancements released to Westlaw NZ in 2016. The Westlaw NZ 2016 Release Notes are available on the Training Page. We recommend you review the release notes and update any internal training material. We hope you enjoy your enhanced Westlaw NZ experience. We encourage you ...more