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Refugee mother and son seeking refugee status in New Zealand with the help of a refugee and human rights lawyer.

Statutory Obligations When Seeking Refugee Status

Subject to certain statutory obligations under the Immigration Act 2009 ...
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Key learnings when dealing with freehold Māori land.

Key Learnings When Dealing With Freehold Māori Land

If owners of Māori land want to sell or gift ...
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S21 Contracting Out Agreements Can Be Tailored

Agreements can be catered to your circumstances – as each ...
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Insights

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Tamariki Māori And The Family Court: How Cultural Evidence Can Help Whānau Māori

Learn about Cultural Background & The Care of Children Act 2004, made to address the inequities, institutional racism and unconscious ...
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What Is Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

Money laundering is a process that criminals use to ‘clean’ their money that they make from dealing in illegal matters, ...
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Muttonbirding case, granting Rakiura Māori marine title over their muttonbirding islands.

Did You Hear About That Muttonbirding Case?

After a long journey in the High Court, Rakiura Māori were granted customary marine title over islands that they carried ...
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FAQs

What is the difference between a will and estate planning?

A Will is a binding document setting out how you want your assets distributed after your death.  Estate planning is ...
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I am getting a divorce, do I need to update my Will?

If your Will does not reflect your intentions, or if you have separated from or divorced your spouse, you should ...
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I want to protect my assets – what can I do?

We can help you structure your asset ownership to help ensure that you retain maximum benefit.  This may include setting ...
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