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Undue influence: the fear of being left out in the cold

A recent case, Round v Round [2017] NZHC 428, has examined the doctrine of undue influence. Generally that doctrine provides that where a contracting party has tainted the other’s consent through undue influence, the contract will not be enforced. A blind, elderly man (E) had been living with his son (M), who was paid $300 [...]

August 4th, 2017|Categories: Legal Developments|Tags: |

Asbestos Regulations

Building owners and occupiers who manage or control a “workplace” have until 4 April 2018 to be fully compliant with the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 (Regulations). The Regulations use the definition of “workplace” provided in section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: a workplace—   means a place [...]

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New Tax Rules for Employee Share Schemes

New tax rules have been introduced under the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017 – 18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill (Bill), which proposes changes to the tax treatment of benefits offered under employee share schemes. Currently, under the Income Tax Act 2007, employee share schemes are intended to be taxed under a [...]

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