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2022 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
2022 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
2022 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
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Year: 2022

Keeping Local Tennis Clubs in the Right Courts – A New Incorporated Societies Act

June 2022

Matthew Hastings

On 6 April 2022 the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (Act) came into force. The Act replaces and modernises the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 which had been in operation for 114 years. The Act codifies the underlying principles of the current law ...
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Facebook & Death – What Will Your Account Do?

June 2022

Emily Flaszynski

A family member died recently. On his birthday after his death, Facebook sent out 1832 notifications to all of his friends reminding them of his birthday. The family was shocked and upset to find that many of his “friends” wished him “Happy ...
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Catherine Revs Up for The Cancer Society’s Scooter Safari!

June 2022 On Saturday 21 May 2022 our Practice Manager Catherine Quigley joined a group of friends as Team Pedro, to take part in the Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari crossing the Southern Alps on 50cc scooters to raise funds for the Cancer Society. Catherine ...
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Supporting Pink Shirt Day

June 2022 On Friday 20 May 2022 the team at Mortlock McCormack Law supported The Mental Health Foundation and their “Pink Shirt Day” joining the movement to Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak up, Stand Together, Stop ...
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COVID-19 and Mortlock McCormack Law

April 2022 The Mortlock McCormack Law office is open for business at Orange under the COVID-19 'traffic light system'. Mortlock McCormack Law supports vaccinations are a key tool in protecting people and minimising the spread of COVID-19. At Orange only ...
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Sarah Wenborn- Celebrating 20 Years

March 2022 Sarah Wenborn (nee Carr) has returned once again from parental leave as our HR Manager, after having her second daughter Poppy, whom big sister Winnie adores. The week Sarah returned, she also celebrated 20 years will MML. Sarah started as a ...
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Southern Response | Ross Class Action – Update

March 2022

Sarah Manning Matthew Hastings

The Ross Class Action has settled with Southern Response and all affected policyholders short-changed in their original settlements are now entitled to compensation. This class action claimed that, during insurance settlements prior to October 2014, ...
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Hugh Cottrell Award: Child & Family Law Prize

March 2022 In 2017 the partners of Mortlock McCormack Law established an annual prize in recognition of academic excellence in Child and Family Law at the University of Canterbury. This prize is in honour of Hugh Crispe Cottrell, a partner at Mortlock ...
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Testamentary Guardians – Who will look after my children if I die?

March 2022

Annie Withington

What is a Testamentary Guardian? The Care of Children Act 2004 allows parents to appoint a person in their Will to “step into their shoes” as guardian for their child or children in the event that they die. These people are known as ...
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Third Time Lucky – Polyamorous Relationships and the Property (Relationships) Act 1976

March 2022

Annie Withington

In the recent case of  PAUL v MEAD [2021] NZCA 649 the Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether the Family Court has jurisdiction under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA) to determine the property rights of three persons in a ...
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