Govett Quilliam Blog

AI and Misleading Advertising — What are the consequences?

Ellie Wilson Continues GQ’s Legacy of Female Leadership

Employment developments impacting Athletes and Postal Workers

Kapuni Green Hydrogen Hub given the green light by the Court of Appeal

Surviving a Separation during the Silly Season

Post-Election Employment Law

Employment law under a coalition government

Incorporated Societies – What’s changing?

What happens if you die without a Will?

Mainzeal's directors lose Supreme Court appeal

Proposed increase to trustee tax rates – Why, How & When?

Can an emoji be legally binding?

How is relationship property divided when a polyamorous relationship ends?

Relationship Property and Trusts: A 'trust-busting' case

Do I need a Building Report before buying a house?

A 'Rich' new era for GQ

Commercial Leases in New Zealand

The Geoff Shearer Era

Court demonstrates flexibility in relation to voluntary administration regime

Proposed Amendment to Directors' Duties

Employment in a “gig” economy – independent contractors and employees

A business' guide to the Consumer Guarantees Act

Partner Spotlight: Paul Franklin

Shake up of the Resource Management System

Taranaki truly offers it all

Selections resume for the Skilled Migrant Visa Category

Birthing injuries now covered by ACC after passing of new law

New Active Investor Plus Visa - open for applications

Looking to subdivide or buy a subdivided property?

Directors and Creditors: know your rights and obligations in a post-Covid world

The Emissions Reduction Plan – Transformational or more political hot air?

Back To The Office? An Employer/Employee Tug O’ War

'Immigration Rebalance' Bringing Major Changes To NZ Visa Settings

Mercury Charged With Misleading Customers – A Business Lesson

Changes To Small Trade Contract Provisions Come Into Play August 16th

National Volunteer Week 2022

High Court Decision Strengthens Caselaw Upholding Tikanga As Unique Source Of Law

More Support For First Home Buyers

What The Border Opening Means For New Zealand Visas

Second Partner Appointed To District Court Judge In Six Months

Incorporated Societies Act: How Will It Affect Your Incorporated Society?

Introducing Our New Team Members

How Do Sunset Clauses Work?

Law Meets Life At GQ

Cementing Our Commitment to Central And South Taranaki

Spousal Maintenance: What Is It?

5-Step Plan Announced To Reconnect New Zealand To The World

Who Keeps The Dog In A Break Up?: What You Need To Know

Covid-19 And Employment Law: FAQ

The Trusts Act 2019 – What Have We Learnt So Far?

The COVID-19 Vaccination Risk Assessment Tool

GQ Partner Paul Shearer Appointed District Court Judge

Introducing Catherine Grogan As Partner Of GQ

Setting Up A Business - A Guide

Commercial Leases: Covid-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 in Force

Law Changes for Businesses – Unfair Contracts

What Are My Responsibilities As A Trustee Of A Māori Land Trust?

Tax Treatment Of Māori Authorities

New Changes To Commercial Leases Under The COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill

No Jab, No Job, No Easy Decisions!

2021 Resident Visa Offers Residence Pathway For Eligible Migrant Workers

20 Year Exemption For 'New Builds' From Tax Rule Change

A New Wave Of Legal Expertise For Central Taranaki

A legal insight into the immigration situation

Employment Relations Authority upholds dismissal of unvaccinated employee

How covid restrictions are affecting visa applications

Navigating the return to work after a Covid-19 lockdown

Q&A: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Employment Law

Introducing our new Associate, Richard Lyttelton

What you need to know about the Migrant Exploitation Protection Work Visa

COVID-19 Vaccines: Employment Guidance from MBIE

Minimum sick leave entitlement to increase from 24 July

Extended Essential Skills visas being rolled out

Refunds for unprocessed temporary visa applications for offshore applicants

Accredited Employer Work Visa to replace 6 work visas

The importance of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

National Volunteer Week

Misleading price ‘discounts’: When advertising techniques become an offence

How much does a lawyer cost when buying your first home?

How can we help with your peace of mind?

When do I need a Will?

Explaining Enduring Powers of Attorney

Buying and selling a house at the same time

Law changes for rates and Māori land

Planning to open your business over the Easter or ANZAC holidays?

Proposed Changes for Residential Property

Loving Life and Law

Update to the Holidays Act

Can an employer force an employee to get the Covid-19 vaccination?

Resource Management Act to be repealed and replaced

Law changes for tenants and landlords

Couple used children as company directors and shareholders to evade tax

Staying on the right side of Consumer Law

Lockdown affected employees not entitled to minimum wage

Whaakari/White Island Eruption – WorkSafe prosecutes 13 parties

Proposed changes to sick leave

PhD and postgraduate students can return to study in New Zealand

New border exception for normally resident work visa holders

Peter Ellis appeal: treatment of tikanga Māori within our legal system

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

Commercial Leases to receive Arbitration Subsidy

2020 Western Architecture Awards Announced

Privacy Protection Laws fit for a Data Rich Society

Greater Employee Rights in Triangular Employment Relationships

The COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill

Overseas investment rules change due to COVID-19

Property Law Act Amendment for Commercial Leases

Business Continuity

Not-for-Profit Professional Services Grant

“Fair and Reasonable” in the time of COVID-19

Understanding Redundancies in the COVID-19 Era

Alert Level 3 and the Education sector

Business Debt Hibernation

Ready, willing but not able?

Rebuilding NZ’s construction industry post COVID-19

Insolvency Law Relief Package – A safe harbour in troubled waters?

Māori Land Court COVID-19 Level 4 protocol

Travel Ban Exception Process

Will good faith survive the lockdown?

Temporary visas automatically extended due to COVID-19

Employers’ obligations under updated wage subsidy scheme

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme FAQs

Rent increase freeze and protection for tenants

SME Professional Services Grant

Is my business an essential service?

Further wage subsidy support

Event and mass gathering restrictions and COVID-19 alert system 2

Considering remote working in response to COVID-19

Business Continuity Package – Covid-19

Announcement of changes for Māori land ratings

Trusts Act 2019 – Be Prepared!

The Rising Talent in Taranaki

What have you agreed to in all those Ts & Cs you never read?

Beware of the work Christmas party

GQ builds strong ties to energy sector

Should I bring a clown to a redundancy meeting?

Public submissions are now open for Te Ture Whenua Māori Amendment Bill

Drab to fab for New Plymouth inner-city building

Environmental leadership in business award

Green paper on hydrogen released

Government unveils new work visa rules

Introduction of Bill to amend Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

Overhaul of the Resource Management System

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

Innovating for the Future by Building on the Past

In celebration of our people

Healthy homes legislation

We're On The Move!

10 things to consider when buying a home with a friend

Overlapping historical Treaty claims – Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei Trust v Attorney General [2018] NZSC 84