On shaky ground
Nearly five years after the Canterbury earthquakes, the more complex insurance cases are starting to hit Christchurch courts, the city’s lawyers say. But the earthquake rebuild is not the only driver of work, they tell Hannah Norton.
Auckland housing, a crisis for some, bonanza for others
The Reserve Bank in its most recent Financial Stability Report warned that the “increasingly stretched Auckland market is at risk of a damaging correction, especially if economic conditions deteriorate. House prices now exceed nine times gross income in Auckland, placing it among the most expensive cities in the world”. But how is the situation impacting Auckland’s legal industry? Sasha Borissenko reports.
Dog control lawyering and Kayne for dinner
Five minutes with Chapman Tripp partner Luke Hinchey.
More dual NZX-ASX listed firms expected
As greater numbers of firms are predicted to be listed on both the NZX and ASX, what should lawyers expect in the coming year?
NZ's great flag debate and miniature horse drama
Five minutes with Chapman Tripp’s Bevan Miles.
Increased M&A activity expected for NZ law firms
The latest trends with mergers and acquisitions show that New Zealand law firms should expect a flurry of activity in the coming year.