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  • New People at Glaister Ennor

    14 June 2018

     Peter LiaoPeter Liao is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team at Glaister Ennor. He specialises in corporate and commercial law, as well as commercial property. Peter has extensive experience in advising small start-up companies, large international corporate clients, luxury goods companies as well as commercial property developers and leading manufacturers and distributors. Kishen KommuKishen Kommu is an Associate in the litigation and disputes resolution team. He specialises in providing strategic advice and advocating for clients in litigious matters ...

  • Employment Updates

    14 June 2018

    Sale of Business – Redundancy                          It is easy to overlook the fact that on the sale or transfer of a business many employees may be affected or have their employment terminated. It is important to be aware of, and exercise the ongoing duty of, good faith, which requires an employer to consult with employees where a proposal to sell or transfer all or part of a business might impact ...

  • Have Good Reasons to Change Your Will

    14 June 2018

    The recent Court of Appeal decision of Loosely v. Powell [2018] NZCA 3 concerned the will of the late Allison Slater, a childless widow who died in May 2014 aged 64.An earlier will signed in 2011, the year Allison was diagnosed with cancer, divided the residue of her substantial estate equally between her five nieces and nephews. The beneficiaries were her sister Jennifer’s two sons, her sister Barbara’s twin children and an English nephew of Allison’s late husband.Six days before ...

  • Removal of Incapacitated Trustees & Vesting Orders in Trust Property

    14 June 2018

    Removal of incapacitated trustees & vesting orders in trust propertyIncapacity is a legal term of art that means a trustee lacks the mental capacity to manage their own affairs. In the context of trusts, this could lead to the situation where an incapacitated trustee is unable to exercise their duties in the best interests of the beneficiaries of a trust. As trustees of a trust are required to act unanimously, this can make it impossible for the trust to be ...

  • Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards 2018

    12 June 2018

    Since 2006, the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards have encouraged Auckland’s emerging artists, and each year, we ask Auckland art schools to nominate their top honours and masters students. We then engage art judges to examine the work of all the nominees' entries at an exhibition at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery.Glaister Ennor is set to hold another annual Art Awards function. This is our sixth year with our gallery partner, Sanderson Contemporary Art in Newmarket. Our judges this year are ...

  • Body Corporate Business Update June 2018

    7 June 2018

    RESIDENTIAL TENANTS AND BODY CORPORATE OPERATIONAL RULESUnder section 105(4)(c) of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (UTA), body corporate operational rules are binding on any person who occupies a principal unit. But, where a unit occupier is a residential tenant under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (RTA), the RTA affects the enforceability of the operational rules against the residential tenant.A recent decision of the Tenancy Tribunal highlights the need for unit owners to take care when establishing a tenancy to ensure ...