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2020 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
2020 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
2020 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
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Year: 2020

Staff News & Holiday Hours

December 2020 Congratulations Congratulations to Tony Herring, Partner, on his marriage to Hilary this month.   Parental Leave Leah Smith left in November to go on Parental Leave for her first child. Sarah Wenborn is going on Parental Leave ...
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Mortlock McCormack Law Community Work

December 2020 A key component of Mortlock McCormack Law’s ethos & values is to make a difference in our community. The firm provides an opportunity during work time for our professional staff to deliver pro-bono legal services to a number of organisations, ...
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AML/CFT Customer Due Diligence and APLYiD

December 2020 For over two years now we have been completing Customer Due Diligence on our clients to meet our Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) obligations, to help prevent criminals disguising the illegal origins of their ...
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Living Overseas and Planning to Buy a House in New Zealand

December 2020

Sarah Manning

We have many clients who live overseas but own property in New Zealand. With the changes to the Overseas Investment Act ("OIA") which came into force in 2018, there can be some confusion whether the OIA rules apply, and given the hefty fines for ...
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Joint Ownership of Property

December 2020

Ruby Haddon

Purchasing your first property on your own can be a difficult task to achieve in today’s current market, there is much to learn and understand. Joint property ownership can make getting on the property ladder more achievable however there are a ...
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Adding up a Music Manager

December 2020

Dan Chisholm

Successful music artists will tell you that the management team you choose will make or break you in the music business. Your manager is the strategic and business brains of your outfit. They work as an organiser, influencer and negotiator, ...
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Setting the Sample Example: Legal Tips for Sampling Success

November 2020

Dan Chisholm

Some of the most memorable music of our time has included the clever use of samples – think The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’ and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”. Musos, rappers, DJs and producers often ...
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Imitation That Avoids Litigation

November 2020

Dan Chisholm

We all know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Still, a mate turning up to Friday drinks in the jacket you bought a week ago is mildly annoying. If you’re a muso, however, disputes with other artists around borrowing or copying creative ...
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Music Agreement? Get it in Writing and Signed

November 2020

Dan Chisholm

  Have you ever been in a bad relationship? When things go south you need to know where you stand – what’s rightfully yours and theirs – so you can move on (and move out) without cutting your record collection and the family pet in ...
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Four Top Legal Tips for Signing a Music Contract

November 2020

 

Dan Chisholm

So you’re an artist about to sign a deal. It’s exciting, and no doubt the label or manager or producer on the other side are in a rush to get it done. You feel pressured to sign without properly checking it out – they seem trustworthy, ...
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