As we all know, the outcome of the referendum held in the United Kingdom regarding remaining with or leaving the European Union resulted in a vote 52/48 in favour of leaving. What no one within the “corridors of power” appears to have really thought about was how the result might be implemented if, as proved the case, it was a vote to “leave”. [Read more…]
One of the big complaints clients regularly have is that basic business rules and law are difficult to find and to understand. That may appear to be good for us lawyers, but there is no reason why clients should need to consult a lawyer for even the most basic matters and it is better for business for everyone involved to have a good level of basic legal knowledge. [Read more…]
Regrettably, conflict is an everyday part of commercial life. Customers, suppliers, contractors and any number of other people you deal with will, on occasion, try and take advantage of you no matter how reasonable you might be or how unjustified their demands are. You feel violated and ripped off, but what do you do about it? [Read more…]
Company liquidation and/or the removal of a company from the New Zealand Companies Office Register are very common ways of bringing a company to a timely demise once a company has reached its use by date. Many directors also do this in an effort to stop potential liabilities from continuing to accrue.
However, a recent case has raised the issue of what happens when an asset is forgotten until after the company has been euthanized. [Read more…]
While there already appears to be some doubt as to its enthusiasm for what its referendum has decided, Britain’s proposed exit from the European Union will be watched, globally, with great interest. The exit will, of course, have significant strategic implications for the area and will require the rethinking of Britain’s trade relationship with the European continent. Needless to say, such matters are important as are the effects of immigration, positive or otherwise, that appear to have been a major influence upon the vote particularly in less affluent areas away from London. [Read more…]