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Taking care of your property, business or family in terms of law is our main focus. The legal field in New Zealand is constantly changing and our team is always up to date. We are at the forefront of New Zealand Law and we want to keep you informed with the latest news, events and law changes. In this section you will find helpful articles and tips to protect the things you most value in life. For specific advice on Family law, Business law, Property law or Rural law, contact our expert lawyers today.


Parenting Agreements - We're here to help
Jan 29, 2019

Separated parents – can’t reach an agreement?

Is the agreement you reached no longer working? Or are you just needing some advice on care and contact arrangements with your children?

Have you got questions like who will our...

What exactly is an offer and how do I make one?
Jan 28, 2019

Episode 5

'A first home buyers guide' by Amanda Clinton-Gohdes


A few weeks into our search we found a house we love! It has the 3 bedrooms we wanted, the cute 1950s character we like,...

Where there's a Will there's an (easier) way
Dec 10, 2018

Stars dying without wills?  It's a notion that's difficult to grasp, particularly when musicians' estates often continue to generate significant revenue after their deaths.  Yet in some cases, famous faces were just like a...

How to find 'the one'?
Dec 10, 2018

Wise advisers have been telling me that we’ll find ‘the one’ soon, that you’ll walk in and go “yep, this is it. Hello future home”. Which is great in theory, and I really hope they’re right!

However, we’ve been finding that  going to...

Family Trust Review - Does your Trust need to be reviewed?
Nov 27, 2018

The simple answer is YES. Your Trust deed is a living document and it should be regularly reviewed and updated to reflect your current situation.

When was the last time you looked at the Trust deed? Do you even know where it is?

Fixed Term Contract or Permanent Employee - Have you got it right?
Nov 27, 2018

Employers often get themselves into trouble by hiring someone as a fixed term employee, when in the eyes of the law they are actually a permanent employee. This means the obligations on the employer on termination are significantly different....

What do you (and we) want!
Nov 2, 2018

Now that we’ve got the finance fundamentals out of the way, it’s time to get stuck into the fun part – house hunting!

Justin and I were so excited to start looking for the dream house....

Finance Fundamentals
Oct 10, 2018

Before I start, I have to warn you that this is not going to be the shortest or most exciting blog post you will read. I’ve tried to spice it up as much as I...

First Home Buyers Guide
Oct 4, 2018

Feeling overwhelmed?



Plain old sick of open homes?

Your'e not alone.


Buying your first home is a major process, and we're here to help you through it. 


AML/CFT Act - What is it and what it means for our customers
Jul 25, 2018

What this legislation means and what information we require.

New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT for short)....

Legal Solutions fought the law… and we won.
Sep 5, 2017

In a victory for fairness over contractual obligation, earlier this year Legal Solutions director Cara Gelston successfully overturned a contracting out agreement in the high court in favour of her client, more on this important...

How to protect inheritance from separation in New Zealand
Jul 25, 2017

How to protect inheritance from separation in New Zealand

Protecting an inheritance can get a bit tricky if the person who receives the money...

Who owns your inheritance?
Jul 18, 2017

Who owns your inheritance?

Families, money and death can be a complicated business and especially at a time that is very sad for...

Dividing assets during a relationship break up using a relationship property lawyer
Mar 2, 2017

Dividing assets during a relationship break up the smart way using a relationship property lawyer


Where there’s a Will there’s a (easier) way
Dec 14, 2016

Where there’s a Will there’s a (easier) way


Three Basic Tips For Every Employer
Oct 21, 2016

Employment Law for Employers


It is really easy for employers to get caught out in employment issues because they have failed to complete some simple legal requirements.