July 7, 2016

Buying Goods Subject to Security – the ‘Ordinary Course of Business’ Exemption

When buying or leasing valuable goods, it is important to check that they are not subject to a security interest.   Otherwise, the secured party is able to […]
July 7, 2016

Buildings and Warrants of Fitness

Many commercial and multi-residential buildings require an annual building warrant of fitness (‘BWOF’) to prove that the building’s safety systems have been maintained and inspected. The […]
March 28, 2016

Gift Vouchers – What Happens If The Business Goes Into Receivership?

It is an unfortunate reality of business that businesses fail.   When this happens, it can affect a wide range of different parties and their ability to […]
March 28, 2016

How Well Do You Know Your Lease?

The majority of lease arrangements are entered into using the Deed of Lease provided by the Auckland District Law Society.   Whether you are a business owner […]
December 7, 2015

Selling a Business – Things to Consider

You’ve worked hard to make your business what it is, but now you’re ready to move on. So you list it for sale, accept an offer, […]
September 23, 2015

Changes to the Companies Act 1993

Company directors should be aware of the changes of the Companies Act 1993 (the’Act’) that became law on 24 June 2014. Some changes took immediate effect, […]
June 10, 2015

Trade & Trader’s Obligations When Selling Online

Online auction websites (like TradeMe) can be an easy stepping-stone towards starting or growing a business. The systems are already in place and there are relatively […]
June 9, 2015

Payment of Deposits

Payment of deposits has become a normal part of everyday business, being commonplace in transactions from house purchases to building work. But should you be paying […]
March 9, 2015

When A Company Is In Financial Difficulty

When a company is in financial difficulty, it might find itself subject to a voluntary administration, receivership or liquidation. There are important differences between these processes, […]