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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

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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Adding up a Music Manager

November 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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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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Penny’s Admission

September 2020 Penelope (Penny) Mander was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand on 3 July 2020. Michael O’Flaherty, Associate, was Penny’s moving counsel. Penny was a Summer Clerk at Mortlock McCormack Law in 2018/2019 and ...
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Pink Ribbon Morning Tea

September 2020 In July we held a Pink Ribbon morning tea, organised by Ruby Haddon, Solicitor. We enjoyed a wide range of pink-themed home baking and raised $500 for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Well done team!     ...
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Are you sitting on a Ticking Time Bomb?

September 2020

Sarah Manning

While the Government is vowing to overhaul the Earthquake Commission due to its poor handling of the 2010-2011 earthquakes, this will not help you if your house was repaired and you still have concerns about that repair and haven’t done anything ...
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Do You Need Enduring Powers of Attorney?

September 2020

Margaret Mary De Goldi

Do you want to be Adrienne or Colin? Scenario A - Adrienne Once upon a time, Adrienne visited Mortlock McCormack Law and took advice about Enduring Powers of Attorney. Adrienne knew a bit about them, but at her meeting with us she realised that ...
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Parenting through a Pandemic

September 2020

Emily Flaszynski

If you currently have a shared care parenting arrangement and want to review the terms of these arrangements, or draft up a new agreement, the Relationship Property and Parenting Team at MML is here to help. Key points to note: Parenting ...
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