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Tuesday 7 April 2015

Clayton v Clayton: Court of Appeal reminder that trusts are not always sacrosanct

In a recent high profile relationship property case, Clayton v Clayton [2015] NZCA 30, the Court of Appeal held that a power of the trust’s settlor to appoint and remove trust beneficiaries was “relationship property” for the purposes of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the Act).
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Tuesday 7 April 2015

When are lenders’ fees unreasonable? Guidance from the Court of Appeal

In an eagerly anticipated judgment the Court of Appeal has laid down the test for determining when fees charged to borrowers are unreasonable.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Major competition law reform recommended in Australia

A major review of Australian competition law has recommended fundamental changes to the key Australian legislation.
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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Commerce Commission parks Wilson investigation

The Commerce Commission has completed a near two-year long investigation into Wilson Parking New Zealand Limited’s acquisition of rival Tournament Parking Limited’s parking leases and management agreements.
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Friday 20 March 2015

Must your opinion be reasonable?

Yes, if you are exercising a contractual power to form an opinion on a question of fact. So says a recent decision of the UK Supreme Court.
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