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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

Staff Announcements September 2019

September 2019 Welcome Claudia Milesi-Humm, Law Clerk, is starting 19 September and will be joining Kent’s team. Anniversary Justine Bateman, Legal Executive, celebrated 25 years with Mortlock McCormack Law, and its predecessor firms, in August. A ...
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Assignment of Insurance Claims (Xu v IAG)

September 2019

Joshua Hitchcock

The Supreme Court has released its highly anticipated judgment in Xu & Anor v IAG [2019] NZSC 68. This case centred on the assignment of insurance claims, in particular, the right to receive full replacement value (reinstatement) under an assigned ...
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Review of the Property Relationships Act

September 2019

Ruby Haddon

The Law Commission has recently released its final report reviewing the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (PRA). The Commission began the reviewing process back in 2016. The final report takes into account public feedback that has been received in ...
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Changes to KiwiSaver HomeStart and Welcome Home Loans

September 2019

Justine Bateman

The Government recently announced a number of changes to their programme to assist New Zealanders into home ownership. The following changes take effect from 1 October 2019: The KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant will become the "First Home Grant" ...
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Are you selling a property? Beware of vendor warranties!

September 2019

Sarah Manning

Are you selling a property? Beware of vendor warranties! If you are selling a property (residential, commercial, or rural) it is likely that your sale contract will contain "standard" warranties given by the seller to the buyer. In New ...
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Staff Announcements June 2019

June 2019 Welcome Ruby Haddon Law Clerk, started on 10 June. Ruby is a recent Otago graduate with a Bachelor of Laws and Arts. Ruby is returning home to Canterbury and we are thrilled to have her joining Hamish's team. Promotions Michael ...
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Air Rescue Crew Challenge 2019

June 2019 Last year Mortlock McCormack Law entered the Westpac Helicopter Air Rescue Summer Crew Challenge – it was the firm’s first time getting involved in this event. The challenge was in two parts, fundraising and a physical and mental challenge to ...
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Sarahs’ Girls

June 2019

Sarah Manning

The last twelve months have been busy for the Sarahs at Mortlock McCormack Law, they each gave birth to their first child, a girl. We were lucky enough have all three mothers and babies in the office recently, see the attached photo of Sarah Manning ...
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Recent Employment Legislation Changes

June 2019

Michael O’Flaherty

There are two key changes to employment legislation that both employers and employees need to be aware of. These are the new rules around trial periods for employers with 20 or more staff and the provision of domestic violence leave for all ...
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Michael O’Flaherty – Associate

June 2019

Michael O’Flaherty

We are pleased to advise Michael O’Flaherty has been promoted to Associate, effective 1 May 2019. Michael was admitted to the bar in December 2014, and joined Mortlock McCormack Law in 2015. Michael specialises in property, commercial and ...
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