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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

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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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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Insulation Requirements for Rental Properties

June 2019

Josh Hicthcock

In 2015 the Government introduced a reform to the Residential Tenancies Act which aimed to ensure that all rental properties meet minimum insulation requirements. The changes were in response to concerns that many rental properties did not ...
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Commercial Leases in Canterbury – far from ‘Standard’

June 2019

Sarah Fitzgerald

The post-earthquake property shortage affected not only residential property, but commercial as well.  The reduction of available space and amount of tenants needing to relocate found tenants pressured to sign up to a lease with little ability to ...
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Sue McCormack Retirement

March 2019

Sarah Manning

Partner Sue McCormack was elected as the Chancellor of the University of Canterbury on 1 January 2019 and will be retiring from the firm at the end of March. Sue has had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer for nearly 35 years and will be ...
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Trusts Act Update

March 2019

Andrew Logan

Anybody who has a trust or is a trustee should now be aware that the reform of trust law, which will see the Trustees Act 1956 replaced with a new Trusts Act, is winding its way through our parliamentary process. The new Trusts Act is likely to come ...
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