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Below, you can find and read a selection of the most popular, groundbreaking papers written by expert presenters at Legalwise Seminars events.



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Tony Beach on Searches of Vehicles and Changes to the Land Transport Act 1998 Coming into Force in 2018

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Auckland barrister Tony Beach represents both legally aided clients as well as private clients. He is also a duty lawyer at North Shore District Court. His criminal cases have included: Property offences: These include, for example, burglary, theft, receiving or obtaining by deception charges. Violence offences: For example, male assaults female or common assault, possession of offensive weapons. Drugs charges: Possession of drugs or utensils, such as a pipe, under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Vicki Morrison-Shaw and Rowan Ashton on Environmental Case Law Update

Thursday January 11, 2018

Vicki Morrison-Shaw has broad experience across a range of local government, resource management, corporate and Maori law undertakings. Vicki has significant in-house experience working for a local authority, a Maori consultancy, and a large privately owned land developer with residential/commercial/farming and viticulture interests in Auckland, Ngunguru, Christchurch and Marlborough. Rowan Ashton is a solicitor at Atkins Holm Majurey practicing in resource management, environmental and public law. Rowan has provided advice and representation to a range of private and public clients regarding consenting, planning, policy developments, land acquisitions, environmental dispute resolution, and due diligence.
Sarah Pilcher on buying and selling franchises

Friday November 10, 2017

Sarah Pilcher has over 20 years legal and non-legal experience working with businesses and entrepreneurial business owners. She deals with all aspects of owning and operating businesses for her clients, with a particular focus on franchise work. She has worked outside the law as a HR Manager and a franchise consultant. Sarah and her husband owned Graffiti Guard and Asset Protect for over 15 years, commercial property services businesses. Buying, owning and selling their own businesses has given Sarah a genuine understanding of the issues owners and managers have to deal with, and as a lawyer, is mindful of . She has acted for many well known franchise systems over the years, has presented to NZLS and Chartered Accountants, has been a Business Mentor NZ, is a member of ADLS committees, and a member of the Franchise Association of NZ.
Managing Staff Health Issues and Stress in the School Environment

Thursday July 20, 2017

Hamish Kynaston, partner in Buddle Findlay's national employment and health law team, has over 20 years' experience working in these areas, and understands the difficulties that both employers and employees face managing health issues in the workplace. He currently has workplace mental health issues that he is assisting employers with, which variously involve overlapping ACC, health & safety, disciplinary and performance management issues. One of the matters involves a constructive dismissal claim in the Employment Relations Authority, and is in its early stages.
Updates to the Business Visa, Character Issues and Medical Waiver

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Bradley So is a senior solicitor at Queen City Law and he manages the immigration team. He graduated from the University of Auckland with an LLB/BCom degree in 2008. Bradley specialises in Business Migration, Foreign Investments and Commercial Law. He has represented a number of Ultra High Net Worth individuals under the Investor Programme. To date such Queen City Law clients have invested well in excess of $100,000,000 in our economy. He aims to provide a one stop shop for business and investor migrants. In particular, he assists with ensuring compliance with the Overseas Investment Office, conducting due diligence on the commercial transaction, drafting commercial agreements, structuring the investment to ensure compliance with the investor programme in NZ. He works closely with Marcus with a view to add value to his client's specific needs. He has excellent relationship with other professionals including major banks, accountants, investment bankers, property developers and asset managers. His excellent communication and listening skills are some of his many strengths that enable him to connect well with others and gain valuable client insight. Bradley is a regular presenter on business migration based issues. He has presented on a number of seminars and conferences in NZ and outside of NZ. He is a regular presenter at the Annual Immigration Law Conference in the last 3 years.
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