The west has certainly had a good mix of weather so far this winter: one minute frosty cold, the next wet and warm – and we’re already past the shortest day! We’ve been unusually busy for this time of the year, which probably means you have too.
We recently hosted a Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fundraiser
at the office and launched the Smith and Partners 2015 Law Scholarship. Entries are now being accepted from senior students at all West Auckland secondary schools. If you know any aspiring lawyers please let them know sbout it.
If you’re planning to sell your home over the winter, there is a lot to think of. This Sellers Checklist will help you keep track of everything there is to do.
Upcoming events: Free Business Law Seminars
Smith and Partners is pleased to offer three short, practical seminars – covering essential basics of business law and to update you on key business issues.
Each seminar will run from 4pm - 6pm in our offices and include drinks and finger food to encourage networking before and after the 30-40 minute presentation.
There will also be time for Q&A. You can choose to come to one or all three seminars.
28 July – Patents, trademarks and protecting your intellectual property.
25 Aug – Commercial leases and commercial lease management.
22 Sept – Debt collection and debtor management.
Places are limited, so register your interest in attending one or more of the seminars.
Our latest articles
In this newsletter, you’ll find articles written by the team to keep you up to date with legal developments:
• Changes to the Building Act – what builders and on-sellers need to know
• Buy sell agreements – how they can help ensure the survival of your business
• ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’ – children borrowing from Parents
• How to recover outstanding debt
• Preventing your child being removed from New Zealand
• The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 – what employers and employees need to know.
You’ll find links to these articles below.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like help with any of the matters covered in these latest articles or any other legal matters.
Peter & Wade.