News & Events
Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Commercial Law, and what's new at WRMK
WRMK delighted to congratulate Tania Beckham on her appointment as a Director
June 19, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to congratulate Tania Beckham on her appointment as a Director of the firm, effective from 17 June 2019.
WRMK lawyer admitted to the bar today
June 04, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to congratulate lawyer Dilshaan Mohanaraj on his admission to the bar today.
Congratulations to our newly promoted lawyers
April 05, 2019
We are delighted to congratulate Simon Davies-Colley and Heidi Mackey on their promotions to Senior Associate and Senior Lawyer respectively, effective 1 April 2019.
WRMK Lawyers welcomes new Warkworth Director, opens Warkworth office
April 02, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to welcome Patrick Steuart as its new Director and leader of its newly opened Warkworth office.
Employment Law Update – When Employees’ Misconduct / Bad Behaviour Matters
August 28, 2018
When an employer fires an employee for misconduct but gets the process wrong, the first thing they tend to ask us is “doesn’t the employee’s bad behaviour matter at all?” The answer is a little complex – but it usually boils down to a matter of how much the bad behaviour contributed to the situation.
Unfair Contract Terms
December 14, 2017
Over the past 6 years New Zealand’s consumer protection laws have seen a number of changes. One of the biggest changes to come out of Parliament was the introduction of “Unfair Contract Terms” (UCT) under the Fair Trading Act Amendment Act 2013. Despite coming into force on 17 March 2015, the New Zealand Commerce Commission is still finding a number of businesses, over a range of different industries, who are in breach of these laws.
Swimming Pool Regulations
November 23, 2017
Summer is almost here, and with it comes long sunny days, BBQs, and swimming in the backyard pool. It’s something that all Northlanders look forward to, but before you dust off your bikini or speedos, now is the perfect time to check whether your pool satisfies all of its legal requirements.
The Pre-Franchise Sleuthing Zone for Prospective Franchisees - What you can research yourself before you get serious!
November 14, 2017
For a potential franchisee, the attraction is a business you can walk into with your hand being held. The negative is that is not exclusively your business and never will be. As a purchaser, the key is finding a franchise opportunity with a fair and reasonable Franchisor who has a strong track record and positive plans for the future. Here are some pre-lawyer sleuthing ideas you can do yourself to get a feel for what the Franchise is like before you come to us for the legal review of the Agreement.
The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 – what does it mean for you?
September 21, 2017
The Contracts and Commercial Law Act 2017 (CCLA), which came into effect on 1 September 2017, revokes and consolidates eleven commercial statutes. The result is one singular, updated piece of legislation.
Statutory Demand Notices - A Useful Tool with Benefits and Risks
February 14, 2017
Statutory demand notices are commonly used as a helpful tool to create leverage to collect undisputed debts. Despite the unassuming look of these documents, statutory demands can have significant legal and financial implications for both the issuing party and the company on the receiving end.
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