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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

Pink Ribbon Morning Tea

June 2021 Last month Ruby Haddon, one of our solicitors, organised a Pink Ribbon bake sale to fund raise for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Several team members baked a variety of delicious goods, which were bought by the team and our neighbours, The ...
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Sensible Separation

June 2021

Emily Flaszynski

Separation occurs for many reasons: a gradual breakdown of a relationship, third party interference, hope for a new beginning. Whatever the reason, the breakdown of a relationship is one of life’s most significant events. This is amplified ...
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What is the “bright-line” test? An update

June 2021

Sarah Manning

The bright-line test is a rule that taxes gains from the disposal of residential property in New Zealand. As you may be aware the bright-line test was extended earlier this year. While the main rules remain, there are a number of revisions you ...
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Prenuptial Agreements: Should I have one?

June 2021

Natasha McClure

In New Zealand prenuptial agreements are called a “contracting out agreement”. The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the “Act”) by default directs that couples who have been “living together” for three years or more whether married or ...
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Have you done your insurance inspection?

June 2021

Sarah Manning

As the odd earthquake still rattles us, these shakes serve as a timely reminder to carry out an inspection of our homes to consider what, if any, damage exists. Your policy of insurance provides cover for natural disaster damage but not for ...
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Congratulations

March 2021 Congratulations to Michaela and Hugo Topping on their wedding in January. And congratulations to our latest Mortlock McCormack Law team baby additions   Poppy Margaret Wenborn was born in February, to Sarah and Matt Theodore ...
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Summer Clerk 2021/22

March 2021 We were pleased to be involved in the University of Canterbury Law and Criminal Justice Recruitment Evening again this year. Thank you to Kent, Dan and Penny for talking to so many eager Law and Criminal Justice students. We are looking for a ...
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Tenancy law changes in 2021

March 2021

Sarah Hartley

You may have heard the hype around the new tenancy laws that recently came into force. Media reports focused on the negative impact for landlords. But if you take time to familiarise yourself with the changes there is no reason the position of ...
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Housing Market Boom and Relationship Property Settlements

March 2021 The current property market boom has led to unprecedented sale prices and has had unexpected flow-on effects in many areas. One, in particular, we are seeing at Mortlock McCormack Law is the effect it has had on couples going through a ...
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Trusts Act 2019 – it’s here!

March 2021

Jamie Stanton

On 30 January 2021 the Trusts Act 2019 came into effect – increased trustee obligations and disclosure requirements are now in force. All trustees must now have regard to the mandatory and default duties set out in the Act. Trustees are also ...
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