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This year, for the first time ever, shops in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty are allowed to open on Easter Sunday. ..
Throughout the year we will be introducing you to our four directors, giving you an insight into their legal experience and wh..
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A reminder if you are socialising over the festive season, to please do so responsibly. In December 2014, the alcoho..
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Lyon O’Neale Arnold is pleased to welcome solicitor Kathryn Esterman to the firm. Born and raised in Tauranga,..
Property is often purchased and sold in New Zealand, particularly in a seller’s market, via auctions. However, buyers fre..
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Most people wouldn’t see it as lucky to wake up in a hospital bed with all four limbs broken. But Tauranga busi..
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At Lyon O’Neale Arnold we like to move with the times – so we are now live streaming our 2017 Library Law Series through ..
If you have ticked the ‘donor’ box on your driver licence, you would expect your organs to be made available to help othe..
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You will no doubt have seen the terms ‘best endeavours’, ‘reasonable endeavours’ and ‘all reasonable endeavours’ in a con..
Land covenants are standard in residential developments. They are essentially the rules that the owners and occupi..
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..
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The Kaikoura earthquake last month is a stark reminder that natural disasters can and do happen. When it comes..
This month Justice Minister Amy Adams released draft legislation to update New Zealand’s 60-year-old Trust law. ..
As the first agreement to be signed between potential partners, investors, consultants or investors, a secrecy agreement ..
New Zealanders are master inventors. What Kiwi inventors are not quite so good at is moving beyond the ‘eureka’ moment an..
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Our free Library Law Series, which we launched in April, has been so popular that we have decided to extend it. ..
We all know that we need a warrant of fitness for our cars, but did you know that many commercial and multi-residential b..
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If you are looking at buying a house, a building inspection report will go some way to reassuring you that your investmen..
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Sipping cocktails under a pink parasol, while sailing down a murky river in Cambodia on a fishing boat, may not have been what..
With Doug Lyon, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold If you are in your 40s or 50s, seeking the help of an elder law special..
If you own a rental property it would be wise to familiarise yourself with proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies..
Buying a vehicle privately? Make sure you know who owns it – it may not be who you think. If you are in the p..
Our free, quarterly Wonder Women speaker series got off to a flying start with over 50 women attending our first event f..
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By Denise Arnold, of Lyon O’Neale Arnold With the school holidays coming to an end this week, many paren..
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Lyon O’Neale Arnold is proud to have sponsored two special events in Tauranga with celebrity chef Nadia Lim to raise money for..
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..
Thanks to all the wonderful women who joined us for our free, quarterly Wonder Women speaker series this year. What an am..
In the current booming property market, houses seem to be going up overnight. If you are building a new home, you wa..
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The law is finally catching up with the internet. With the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 becoming la..
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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..
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A warm welcome to our latest recruit Simon Gyenge. Simon joins the team at Lyon O’Neale Arnold after completing his ..
We don’t call it Wonder Women for nothing! Close to 70 amazing women joined us at Wonder Women this month and we are..
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Online auction websites such as TradeMe can be a useful way of on-selling goods we no longer want or need. They can also ..
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Denise, who founded the Trust to help break the poverty cycle and transform the lives of children in Cambodia through educatio..
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Two Cambodian Schools will be supported for a year, thanks to a fantastic fund-raising event organised by Lyon O’Neale Arnold ..
When a company is in financial difficulty, it might enter voluntary administration, receivership or liquidation. There are imp..
From time to time, issues arise with employees in workplaces that cause employers concern. These issues are many and varied bu..
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Charities Law in New Zealand begins, as with other common law jurisdictions, in England with the Elizabethan Statute of Charit..
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The Health and Safety Reform Bill (‘the Bill’) proposes amendments to our current health and safety regime. One pr..
The Law Commission feels a new framework is needed to provide a clear and robust approach for trusts in the 21st Century. They..
An employer may make an employee redundant on the basis that there is a genuine work-related reason or business decision for t..
In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “the only certain things in this life are death and taxes”. Whilst tax..
In 2008 the Forestry sector became the first to enter into the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The Energy and Mini..
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It is with sadness that we advise the unexpected death of Blair Kiddle, Director on 01 January 2014...
Our Mount Maunganui office has moved to Vogue House, 9 Prince Avenue, Mount Maunganui (straight across the road from the previ..
After months of careful design and development, our new website is live. ..
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