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Duncan Cotterill bolsters its Wellington partner team

Monday, 7 May 2018, 4:09 pm | Duncan Cotterill

7 May 2018: Duncan Cotterill has added more depth to its Wellington partner team with the lateral hire of Hamish Walker from another Wellington firm and the promotion of Olivia Grant to partner. More >>

Duncan Cotterill welcomes international insurance expert

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:10 am | Duncan Cotterill

6 March 2018: Duncan Cotterill is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally-renowned insurance law expert Professor Rob Merkin QC to special counsel. More >>

Pushpay expands into Canada

Friday, 4 September 2015, 9:56 am | Duncan Cotterill

Pushpay Holdings Limited (NZSX:PAY) (‘Pushpay’ or ‘the Company’) announces that its payment solutions that facilitate fast, secure and easy non-point of sale payments are now available in Canada. More >>

Judge clarifies areas of responsibility in big projects

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:33 am | Duncan Cotterill

A recent case has set an important precedent for the engineering industry and those involved in development and subdivision projects. More >>

Businesses risk fines for breaching new consumer law reforms

Monday, 16 June 2014, 10:56 am | Duncan Cotterill

Companies that don’t comply with new consumer law reform changes risk substantially increased fines and penalties for any breach. The changes, which come into effect today (June 17), will impact virtually all businesses dealing with consumers. More >>

Employees vote Duncan Cotterill as the best employer

Monday, 11 November 2013, 2:53 pm | Duncan Cotterill

The honour of Legal Personnel Employer of Choice Award for firms with 100 or more employees was bestowed at the NZ Law Awards. Duncan Cotterill has won Employer of Choice awards three of the past four years. More >>

Fine balance in employee drug testing

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 3:58 pm | Duncan Cotterill

Today’s finding that the pilot of a balloon that crashed in the Wairarapa, killing 11 people, had probably smoked cannabis on the morning of the flight, tragically highlights growing concerns about drug use in the workplace. More >>

Farmers under pressure with wastewater following storm

Friday, 13 September 2013, 4:27 pm | Duncan Cotterill

Farmers could face longer term issues of compliance and liability in the wake of this week’s storm in Canterbury, according to environmental law specialist Ewan Chapman, of Duncan Cotterill. More >>

Duncan Cotterill puts clients first in return to the city

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 12:52 pm | Duncan Cotterill

Christchurch’s and the South Island’s largest law firm, Duncan Cotterill, will return to the city by October next year, signing a lease on a new building in the Knox Plaza development on Victoria St. More >>

Workplace health & safety

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 3:39 pm | Duncan Cotterill

Stephanie Grieve, a health and safety specialist lawyer at Duncan Cotterill, is urging all businesses – large or small – to scrutinize their workplace health and safety systems. This is in light of the Working Safer reforms, announced by the Government ... More >>

Forced acquisitions not attractive

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 3:37 pm | Duncan Cotterill

Affected landowners should be concerned about two aspects of the way that the Christchurch Central Development Unit proceeds with compulsory land acquisition in the CBD, according to Catherine Schache, a commercial law specialist at Duncan Cotterill. More >>

Pike River Report Has Important Implications For Rebuild

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 11:49 am | Duncan Cotterill

Stephanie Grieve, a health and safety specialist lawyer with Duncan Cotterill, said the release of the Royal Commission findings on the Pike River tragedy had important implications for companies involved in the Christchurch rebuild. More >>

Economic Recovery and the Rebirth of a City

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 9:30 am | Duncan Cotterill

Economic Recovery and the Rebirth of a City: Bill English to speak at Business Lunch Supporting The Family Help Trust More >>

The Unanswered Questions of the Mokihinui

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 2:14 pm | Duncan Cotterill

Hans van der Wal, an environmental law specialist with Duncan Cotterill, discusses the questions left hanging after Meridian recently pulled out of plans to dam the Mokihinui river. More >>

Spotlight on duty of directors

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 1:15 pm | Duncan Cotterill

The decision in the latest instalment of the long-running James Hardie litigation, in which seven non-executive directors breached their duties, makes the high standards of responsibilities that already exist for directors even more explicit. More >>

Trial Periods – One Year On

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 8:38 am | Duncan Cotterill

Employment Lawyer Sarah Townsend, Of Duncan Cotterill, Looks At How The 90 Day Trial Period Has Worked Since It Was Introduced A Year Ago. While the dust is settling on the 90 day trial period introduction just over a year ago, issues do still arise ... More >>

Time running out for red zone homeowners

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 12:41 pm | Duncan Cotterill

Red zone homeowners, who have offers from CERA expiring this month, are being urged to check that they have signed and returned the agreement. If they don't return the agreement in time, they will forfeit CERA's offer to buy their land. More >>

Cairns tweet libel sets international legal first

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 7:21 pm | Duncan Cotterill

27 March 2012 Cairns tweet libel sets international legal first The Chris Cairns' libel case is the first such trial stemming from Twitter, the global social networking phenomenon. Cairns succeeded in his case against Indian businessman Lalit Modi, who ... More >>

Employer’s responsibility when employees are working alone

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 1:41 pm | Duncan Cotterill

An employer’s responsibility when employees are working alone What onus is on employers to protect staff who are working alone? Employment lawyers Scott Wilson and Summer Pringle, of Duncan Cotterill, look at this issue. The safety of employees ... More >>

Pass the parcel, mind the mistletoe

Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 11:41 am | Duncan Cotterill

Pass the parcel, mind the mistletoe Beware festive foolery at workplace parties. Employment law specialists Sarah Townsend and Summer Pringle, of Duncan Cotterill, provide some sage advice. The ‘silly season’ is upon us and festive workplace ... More >>