Current FYIs

July 2015


FYIs are articles that consider current issues, law changes and significant court decisions. To suggest a topic for a future FYI, please click on the 'Suggest an FYI' page on the left hand navigation bar. To receive FYIs via email on your choice of topic, please click on 'register to receive our publications' at the end of this page.

FYI: Media Law – Harmful Digital Communications Act: what you need to know

03 Jul 2015

Whether you’re an online host or a social media user, the new Harmful Digital Communications Act affects you. It will become law as soon as it receives Royal assent – tipped to be next Monday, 6 July 2015...

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FYI: Intellectual Property Law – Revocation - is your trade mark vulnerable?

25 Jun 2015

Applying for and getting registration of a trade mark in New Zealand is relatively simple. However, having a trade mark registration does not necessarily give you protection forever...

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FYI: Employment Law – Vetting for workers with children to be more vigilant

12 Jun 2015

The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 came into force on 1 July 2014 and is intended to support the Government’s strategy of improving the well-being of vulnerable children...

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FYI: Tax Law – Employee share scheme tax rules under review

09 Jun 2015

There is evidence internationally that employee participation in employee share schemes (ESS), such as share options and purchase rights, contributes to increased growth and productivity and fosters loyalty...

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FYI: Local Government – Reserves Act easements - private gain v public good

08 Jun 2015

A case centred on a “tortuous” dispute provides some clarity regarding jurisdiction to grant easements for private and general purposes under section 48 of the Reserves Act 1977...

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