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Changes to Filing Applications in the Family Court

New legislation came into force on 1 July 2020 which changes when a party is allowed to have a lawyer acting for them in the Family Court. These changes undo some of the reforms that took place in 2014.  Because of those reforms, there were only limited times when lawyers could act in the first steps in a parenting or guardianship proceeding, including filing applications.  In particular, lawyers could not act in respect of applications that were filed “on notice”. 

Employment Law in the time of COVID-19

With the restrictions that were put in place due to Covid-19, and the introduction of the Wage Subsidy scheme, all aspects of employment law were tested and touched upon, as employers and employees alike attempted to navigate a new, and potentially uncertain market. Now, even though the restrictions have been lifted, a lot of uncertainty remains, and this article touches on a few key areas that both employers and employees alike need to be considering in the current climate.

Covid-19 Business Advisory Funding

Small and medium sized businesses may qualify for funding to help pay for advisory services to support them through the Covid-19 outbreak. The Covid-19 Business Advisory Funding can provide support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, marketing and digital enablement strategy. Funding is only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors.

Expert Legal Advice During Covid-19, is on us.

We’re living in unprecedented times.  Which is why as lawyers, we are offering free legal advice to all New Zealanders in relation to Covid-19. At Mackenzie Elvin Law, we have swerved our focus so we can give the best legal help and advice to all Kiwis during this unique time.  Just like you, we’ve been at home.  But we can still help, and stand by you.