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Breaking the sound barrier

14-Aug-2017

Imagine not being able to hear the birds chirping in the trees, the roar of the ocean, or the joy of your children’s laughter...

 


Cyberbullying law success

14-Aug-2017

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me’. So says the old adage. But in a digital wo..

 


Introducing Kathryn Esterman

14-Aug-2017

Lyon O’Neale Arnold is pleased to welcome solicitor Kathryn Esterman to the firm. Born and raised in Tauranga,..

 


Preparing for an auction

14-Aug-2017

Property is often purchased and sold in New Zealand, particularly in a seller’s market, via auctions. However, buyers fre..

 


Spring events

14-Aug-2017

As we get ready to launch into spring, here are some fun and informative events to pencil into your social calendar. ..

 


Where will you live in your retirement years?

31-Jul-2017

LAW OF THE LAND With Nick Earl As we age, our incomes often shrink and our living requirements change..

 


Caring for your children when you can't be here

03-Jul-2017

LAW OF THE LAND With Denise Arnold As parents it is our duty to provide for the needs of our childre..

 


Crash survivor to inspire Wonder Women

08-May-2017

Most people wouldn’t see it as lucky to wake up in a hospital bed with all four limbs broken. But Tauranga busi..

 


Resort-style living, not last resort

08-May-2017

Once seen as a place for the elderly and infirm, retirement villages are now a popular choice for the fit and able, offer..

 


We are live!

08-May-2017

At Lyon O’Neale Arnold we like to move with the times – so we are now live streaming our 2017 Library Law Series through ..

 


When is a donor not a donor?

08-May-2017

If you have ticked the ‘donor’ box on your driver licence, you would expect your organs to be made available to help othe..

 


Will executor responsibilities

08-May-2017

If a family member or close friend asks you to be an executor of their Will, it is important to understand your responsibiliti..

 


Entrust your property to a family trust

01-May-2017

LAW OF THE LAND, with Denise Arnold of Lyon O'Neale Arnold For many people, buying a home is the biggest purch..

 


Insurance and Shareholders' Agreements

24-Feb-2017

It goes without saying that insurance is an essential part of owning a business. Without insurance the consequences can b..

 


Library Law Series returns

24-Feb-2017

We are excited to announce that we will be running our free Library Law Series again this year. Last year’s s..

 


Making bright property choices

24-Feb-2017

With the property market showing signs of slowing down, it’s a good time to re-visit the ‘bright-line test’. I..

 


New year, new business venture

24-Feb-2017

As the summer calendar starts to run out, it is a good time to knuckle down and get serious about those New Year’s resol..

 


'Best' vs 'reasonable' endeavours

11-Jan-2017

You will no doubt have seen the terms ‘best endeavours’, ‘reasonable endeavours’ and ‘all reasonable endeavours’ in a con..

 


Land covenants – the weird and wonderful

11-Jan-2017

Land covenants are standard in residential developments. They are essentially the rules that the owners and occupi..

 


Swimming pool law changes

11-Jan-2017

If you have a swimming pool, we urge you to take a proactive plunge and check that your fencing is up to standard in ligh..

 


Building fences, not boundaries

20-Dec-2016

As outdoor living spaces become more and more popular, so too does backyard privacy. But if you are building a..

 


Intellectual property licensing

20-Dec-2016

Trademarks, patents, plant variety rights and copyright - Intellectual Property (IP) forms a fundamental element of most ..

 


Natural disasters - is your property covered?

20-Dec-2016

The Kaikoura earthquake last month is a stark reminder that natural disasters can and do happen. When it comes..

 


Keeping kids safe online

29-Nov-2016

Schoolyard bullying has always existed, but with advances in technology, information that might once have been scribbled ..

 


Moves to make Trust Law easier to understand

29-Nov-2016

This month Justice Minister Amy Adams released draft legislation to update New Zealand’s 60-year-old Trust law. ..

 


Secrecy agreements: Common mistakes

29-Nov-2016

As the first agreement to be signed between potential partners, investors, consultants or investors, a secrecy agreement ..

 


Eureka! Now What?

28-Sep-2016

New Zealanders are master inventors. What Kiwi inventors are not quite so good at is moving beyond the ‘eureka’ moment an..

 


Protecting Your Business and Your Investment

28-Sep-2016

New Zealanders are known for their relaxed way of life. This is great for the beach, but when it comes to doing business,..

 


Behind the Scenes of a Property Sale

31-Aug-2016

What goes on in a property transaction? To many a lawyer may seem like a necessary evil in a property transac..

 


Protecting Your Property

30-Aug-2016

LAW OF THE LAND With Nick Earl of Lyon O'Neale Arnold Buying a house is one of the biggest investment..

 


Choose Wisely For Your Future

01-Aug-2016

LAW OF THE LAND With Nick Earl, of Lyon O'Neale Arnold As we age and our needs change, we would hope ..

 


Flatmate or De Facto Partner?

13-Jul-2016

No-one enters into a relationship expecting it to fail, but not all relationships go to plan and unexpected break-ups ca..

 


Restraint of Trade Clauses

13-Jul-2016

The world of business is increasingly competitive. As employers, business owners have become more focused on securing and..

 


Free Library Law Series Extended

21-Jun-2016

Our free Library Law Series, which we launched in April, has been so popular that we have decided to extend it. ..

 


Is Your Building Fit for Purpose?

21-Jun-2016

We all know that we need a warrant of fitness for our cars, but did you know that many commercial and multi-residential b..

 


Teen Wonders Inspire Wonder Women

21-Jun-2016

‘Teenpreneurs’ Rose McMahon, 15, left, and Hope McConnell, 19, right, proved youth and wisdom are not mutually exclusive ..

 


Putting Your Trust in a Family Trust

20-Jun-2016

LAW OF THE LAND With Denise Arnold, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold None of us know what the future holds, but..

 


Better Safe Than Sorry

23-May-2016

If you are looking at buying a house, a building inspection report will go some way to reassuring you that your investmen..

 


Plan For the Unexpected

23-May-2016

We have searched far and wide for a crystal ball but we are yet to find one. That’s the thing with life - we never know w..

 


Free Library Law Series

01-May-2016

Need some sound legal advice about how to structure your business or organise your personal affairs? During April, May an..

 


New Property Tax Laws

29-Apr-2016

LAW OF THE LAND With Nick Earl, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold With no sign of the current property boom..

 


Leasing a Property – Your Obligations

28-Apr-2016

Whether you are a business owner and tenant, or a landlord, it is important to understand your rights and obligations bef..

 


The Tauranga Women Giving Children a Future

23-Apr-2016

Sipping cocktails under a pink parasol, while sailing down a murky river in Cambodia on a fishing boat, may not have been what..

 


The 'Sandwich Generation'

24-Mar-2016

With Doug Lyon, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold If you are in your 40s or 50s, seeking the help of an elder law special..

 


Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

02-Mar-2016

If you own a rental property it would be wise to familiarise yourself with proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies..

 


Whose Vehicle Is It?

02-Mar-2016

Buying a vehicle privately? Make sure you know who owns it – it may not be who you think. If you are in the p..

 


Wonder Women We Have Lift-Off!

02-Mar-2016

Our free, quarterly Wonder Women speaker series got off to a flying start with over 50 women attending our first event f..

 


Does Your Workplace Comply with New Health and Safety Regulations?

01-Mar-2016

More than one in 10 workers claim for a workplace injury in New Zealand each year. The new Health and Safety at Work Act..

 


Build or Buy? The Pros and Cons

29-Feb-2016

Law of the Land With Nick Earl, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold In a fast-paced property market, finding..

 


Getting Back Behind the Wheel

10-Feb-2016

Summer is a very social time of year but, for your safety and that of others, it is important to keep your drinking to a ..

 


Make Bright Property Choices

10-Feb-2016

With the Tauranga property market booming and rapidly rising house prices, now might seem like a good time to pick up an ..

 


Safety First When it Comes to Out-of-School Care

29-Jan-2016

By Denise Arnold, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold With the school holidays coming to an end this week, many paren..

 


Alcohol Free Zones: The Rules

21-Dec-2015

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but there is a time and place – it’s not a good idea to get ‘jolly’ in an alcohol-free zone! ..

 


Cooking Up Funds for Charity

21-Dec-2015

Lyon O’Neale Arnold is proud to have sponsored two special events in Tauranga with celebrity chef Nadia Lim to raise money for..

 


Selling a Business: Things to Consider

21-Dec-2015

You’ve worked hard to make your business what it is, but you’re now ready to move on. So, you list it for sale, accept an offe..

 


Wonder Women: A Year in Review

21-Dec-2015

Thanks to all the wonderful women who joined us for our free, quarterly Wonder Women speaker series this year. What an am..

 


Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your House

06-Nov-2015

In the current booming property market, houses seem to be going up overnight. If you are building a new home, you wa..

 


Look After Your Children’s Futures Today

06-Nov-2015

As parents, children are the most precious people in your life. Ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing is a top priority...

 


The Law Stands Up To Cyber Bullying

06-Nov-2015

The law is finally catching up with the internet. With the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 becoming la..

 


We Are Bringing Nadia Lim to Tauranga!

06-Nov-2015

Lyon O’Neale Arnold is excited to be the principal sponsor of two fundraising events in Tauranga with celebrity chef Nadia Lim..

 


Will It Your Way

01-Oct-2015

Reflecting on Wills Month, which was in September, we are both amazed and concerned at the number of people who still don’t ha..

 


Mind Your Business

30-Sep-2015

Owning your own business can be extremely rewarding - you are your own boss and the master of your own destiny. ..

 


The Power Is In Your Hands

30-Sep-2015

When you are making or updating your Will, it is a good time to also make sure you have up-to-date Enduring Powers of Att..

 


Don't Let Hot Property Land You in Hot Water

31-Aug-2015

Law of the Land, with Nick Earl, of Lyon O'Neale Arnold In Tauranga’s buoyant property market, where houses are repo..

 


Building a New Home? Read This!

19-Aug-2015

When building a new home, many contracts will be drafted with progress payments throughout and a final payment due on ‘pr..

 


Changes to the Companies Act

19-Aug-2015

If you are a company director, it is important to be aware of changes to the Companies Act 1993. Some of these..

 


Introducing Simon Gyenge

19-Aug-2015

A warm welcome to our latest recruit Simon Gyenge. Simon joins the team at Lyon O’Neale Arnold after completing his ..

 


Wonderful Wonder Women Join Forces

19-Aug-2015

We don’t call it Wonder Women for nothing! Close to 70 amazing women joined us at Wonder Women this month and we are..

 


Where there's a will there's a way

04-Aug-2015

Law of the Land, with Mike O’Neale, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold. The importance of having a current Will, particul..

 


Building Amendment Act Update

20-Jul-2015

Thinking of doing some winter renovations to your home? Before you get the builders in, it is important to note that som..

 


Buying property? Do your homework!

20-Jul-2015

A buoyant property market in the Bay means houses are selling fast. But, in your haste to secure your dream home, don’t n..

 


Selling online: Your obligations

20-Jul-2015

Online auction websites such as TradeMe can be a useful way of on-selling goods we no longer want or need. They can also ..

 


Michael Batchelor Retires

10-Jul-2015

Last month we said goodbye to Michael Batchelor, who retired after a 57-year career in law. Michael, who joined..

 


Downsizing: Making an Informed Choice

11-May-2015

Thinking of downsizing or moving into a lifestyle village? If you have reached a stage in life where you feel your property is..

 


Education from the Ground Up

11-May-2015

Denise, who founded the Trust to help break the poverty cycle and transform the lives of children in Cambodia through educatio..

 


Girl Rising Comes to New Zealand

11-May-2015

As part of her work with the Cambodia Charitable Trust, director Denise Arnold is bringing the film Girl Rising to New Zealand..

 


Trustees: Know Your Obligations and Rights

11-May-2015

You might have been asked by a friend or family member to be an independent trustee of a Trust. You may also have been appoint..

 


Wonderful Women Unite!

11-May-2015

Lyon O’Neale Arnold is looking forward to hosting another Wonder Women event this month. The free quarterly speaker ..

 


Fashionably Charitable

28-Jan-2015

Two Cambodian Schools will be supported for a year, thanks to a fantastic fund-raising event organised by Lyon O’Neale Arnold ..

 


Commercial Law: Financial difficulty

27-Jan-2015

When a company is in financial difficulty, it might enter voluntary administration, receivership or liquidation. There are imp..

 


Employment Law: Disciplinary meetings

27-Jan-2015

From time to time, issues arise with employees in workplaces that cause employers concern. These issues are many and varied bu..

 


Everybody needs good neighbours

27-Jan-2015

In a perfect world, you and your neighbour should be able to resolve any problem by discussing it together. The law is careful..

 


Greenpeace NZ – Supreme Court Decision

27-Jan-2015

Charities Law in New Zealand begins, as with other common law jurisdictions, in England with the Elizabethan Statute of Charit..

 


A new Incorporated Societies Act

01-Mar-2014

The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (‘the Act’) has played a critical role in New Zealand’s development for ..

 


Health and safety reform on the horizon

01-Mar-2014

The Health and Safety Reform Bill (‘the Bill’) proposes amendments to our current health and safety regime. One pr..

 


Makeover for trust law proposed

01-Mar-2014

The Law Commission feels a new framework is needed to provide a clear and robust approach for trusts in the 21st Century. They..

 


Redundancy pitfalls for employers

01-Mar-2014

An employer may make an employee redundant on the basis that there is a genuine work-related reason or business decision for t..

 


Review of burial and cremation laws

01-Mar-2014

In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “the only certain things in this life are death and taxes”. Whilst tax..

 


Update: NZ Emissions Trading Scheme

01-Mar-2014

In 2008 the Forestry sector became the first to enter into the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The Energy and Mini..

 


Your duty of disclosure to your insurer

01-Mar-2014

Have you ever had that nagging feeling that your insurer might, just might, find a reason not to pay out on a claim? ..

 


Blair Antony Kiddle

07-Jan-2014

It is with sadness that we advise the unexpected death of Blair Kiddle, Director on 01 January 2014...

 


Our Mount office has moved

28-Nov-2013

Our Mount Maunganui office has moved to Vogue House, 9 Prince Avenue, Mount Maunganui (straight across the road from the previ..

 


Our New Website is Now Live

01-Jul-2013

After months of careful design and development, our new website is live. ..

 


New to the Team: Sunny Ward

27-Jun-2013

We are pleased to welcome Sunny Ward to the team, Sunny is a Chinese New Zealand lawyer. Sunny’s Chinese background give..

 


Purchase of Simpson Aspen Law

05-Apr-2013

On Friday 5 April, Lyon O’Neale Arnold purchased the firm of Simpson Aspen Law on the bottom level of our Tauranga offic..

 


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