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Recent Changes to Property Laws

Written By: Property Team

A number of substantial changes to property laws this year have affected our clients and how we practice conveyancing. Before you look to expand your property portfolio, move house, or take your first step onto the property ladder, you should be aware of these changes and the impact they may have on your ability to succeed in the property market. These changes fall into four main areas:
– Restriction on foreign ownership of property
– Extension of the

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Haigh Lyon Celebrates 90 Years

Written By: Rob Wills

September marked the firm’s 90th anniversary and a function was held at the Northern Club to celebrate this monumental milestone.

Staff and friends of the firm were joined by distinguished members of the Judiciary and the Bar. Former partner and retired Chief Judge of the Employment Court Graeme Colgan gave an engaging overview of the history of the firm, touching on notable alumni including former Prime Minister David Lange, retired Judge Coral Shaw, Judge Richard Earwaker, the late John Haigh

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The law is constantly changing. It’s one of the many reasons why our clients retain our services to keep a finger on the pulse for them. A rather significant change is coming into force next month. If you operate in the commercial space you need to be aware of changes to the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (Act).

These changes will consolidate and modernise New Zealand’s laws relating to contracts and sales.

What does the Act do?

The Act

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David Lyon hangs up his hat

Written By: Gerard Molloy

One of the true characters of the legal profession has called it a day. David Lyon retired from the firm he helped build, after 54 years practising law.

Way back in January 1957, David joined Reyburn McArthur and Boyes as a law clerk. Once he completed his law degree and was admitted to the bar on 29 March 1962, he joined a partnership that became Reyburn McArthur Boyes and Lyon.

In June 1978, David took a handful of his staff and

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