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News - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
News - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
News - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand

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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Trust Busting – Commercial/Business Risk (Brkic v White [2021] NZCA 670)

March 2022

Andrew Logan Jamie Stanton

The 2016 Supreme Court case of Clayton v Clayton found that a person’s “bundle of rights” in a trust (e.g. being a trustee, appointor, beneficiary and having powers to say remove other beneficiaries) could be considered an asset in that ...
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Baby, Baby, Oh Baby!

March 2022 Partner Sarah Manning and fiancé Clinton welcomed their second daughter, Lucy in February. Associate Tash McClure and partner Jaxon welcomed their son, Harrison in December. Legal Executive Michaela Topping and husband Hugo welcomed their son, ...
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Parental Leave

December 2021 Sarah Manning (Partner) is going on parental leave from 21 December 2021. Sarah and Clinton are looking forward to the arrival of a sister for Alice in February. Sarah will be keeping an eye on things from home, so please send through any ...
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Ode to a two-wheeler

December 2021

Margaret Mary De Goldi

One of my earliest memories is learning to ride a bike. In our back garden, there was 10 metres of concrete path from the front porch to the side door of the garage. That path wasn’t very wide, so all up, you had very little time to find your ...
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