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1st April 2020

Commercial Leases Under Covid-19

With all non-essential business physically closed as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, we are seeing the impact on commercial property landlords and tenants. As a direct result of the Christchurch earthquakes, the most common standard form of commercial property lease in New Zealand, the Auckland District Law Society Sixth Edition Lease (Sixth Edition Lease)…

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1st October 2018

Recent Changes to Drink Driving Penalties

As from 1 July 2018, the penalty has changed for people who have been convicted of a second drink or drug driving offence within 5 years of the previous offence having been committed, and people who drive with over 800 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath or 160 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres…

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18th June 2018

Challenges in the Rural Sector

Sadly Mycoplasma Bovis is upon our rural community, and given the interconnectedness of the rural and urban communities, it is also going to have an impact upon our urban community. It is probably the most significant challenge that Mid Canterbury has faced in the last 30 years, given its attack on our biosecurity, and the…

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13th June 2018

The new world of AML in legal practice… and what this means for you

From 1 July 2018, Lawyers in New Zealand will be required to comply with the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“AML”). Whilst the Act is not new, (you will have come across it if you have opened new bank accounts recently), its application to Lawyers is. The purpose of the…

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16th March 2018

Time and tides roll on…

Time and tides roll on and during that process our life priorities change.  What was important yesterday is no longer today; what excited us and drove our goals/passions yesterday no longer does today – you could ask what am I talking about? After 48 years, all with Russell Moon & Fail, and 45 years as a…

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26th February 2018

An update on limited licences

Eden Holmes has spent some time recently helping a number of clients obtain a limited licence, where they have either had their licence suspended, or been disqualified from holding a drivers licence. Here she sets out what you need to know, and how we can help.   You have lost your licence due to excess demerit points,…

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30th November 2017

Some new legal developments…

RMF is pleased to have Claire Robinson back on deck after taking time off for parental leave. Here Claire gives an overview of some of the developments in the law during the past year.   It is great to join the team again at RMF again after a year off. It is also a good…

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