News - September 2016

Employment Agreements Must Be In Writing

September 27, 2016 | Morrison Kent

Employment agreements are important documents.  They contain the fundamental terms and conditions of the employment relationship.  Under the Employment Relations Act (the Act), every employee...Read More

Separation and the Issue of Occupational Rent

September 23, 2016 | Debbie Dunbar

The issue of occupational rent often arises when one spouse or partner remains living in the family home after separation. Whilst this generally only happens for a short period of time while the...Read More

Upholding an Invalid Will

September 21, 2016 | Debbie Dunbar

It is possible to have an invalid will upheld by the High Court, in limited circumstances.  For a will to be valid, the usual requirements are: It must be in writing; It must be signed...Read More

Interim Spousal Maintenance

September 9, 2016 | Debbie Dunbar

Spousal maintenance is the ongoing financial support of one partner following the breakdown of a relationship, where that person cannot meet their own reasonable needs. In a recent case,...Read More