Up to Date

Our legal and management teams regularly produce, update and publish articles and informatory brochures on legal topics that are of interest to our clients and the wider community. A selection of these, along with the latest firm news and announcements can be accessed at the following links.

Employers rights to know

Employers rights to know vs employees right to privacy An employment issue that arises from time to time is – ...
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residential care funding

Will I need to pay for my partner’s residential care?

By Suzie Leuschke, Solicitor in Franklin Law’s Private Client Team The thought of having to go into residential care when ...
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Selling or purchasing a dairy farm – what are the fundamentals?

Selling or purchasing a dairy farm – what are the fundamentals? Nicola Oldridge - Solicitor Fonterra Shares Part 1 With ...
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Cancelling a commercial lease

Cancelling a commercial lease  - a look at potential problems on both sides Daniel Cowan  -  Partner We are often ...
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Abusive language in the workplace

Abusive language in the workplace Eddie Taia - Senior Litigator You might have read about a recent case in which ...
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Restrictive covenants – providing certainty to purchasers

Restrictive covenants - providing certainty to purchasers Glen Low - Partner Buying into a subdivision can be a daunting prospect.  ...
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Franklin Law acquires Mason Lawrie Law

Franklin Law is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Waiuku law firm Mason Lawrie Law, providing Waiuku clients and ...
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Who will make my decisions for me if I lose mental capacity?

Why do I need an EPOA? A common misconception is that if you lose mental capacity your spouse, partner or ...
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Richard House and Daniel Cowan - Franklin Law

Patumahoe Primary School Library renovation

Patumahoe Primary School Library redeco When Patumahoe Primary School lead, Jade Tawhiti, mentioned the school librarians would like their space ...
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Experience and expertise in property projects

Experience and expertise in property projects Franklin’s population has exploded over the past decade and incredibly there’s still more to ...
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Support of Waiuku Primary assists chess-mad children

Firm supports Waiuku Primary encouraging chess-playing students Children at Waiuku Primary are schooling up on the moves and strategies associated ...
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Your place + AirBnB = tax ramifications to consider

Your property as a potential AirBnB The latest hot part-time business is Airbnb. Property owners are finding it easy to ...
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Significant changes incoming to Contract and Commercial Law

Significant changes incoming to Contract and Commercial Law Wide ranging changes have just come into play to a number of ...
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What is ‘fair’ when it comes to retailers and fair trading?

In the eye of the beholder –  the Fair Trading Act “We are concerned that some retailers may be misleading ...
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Landlords responsibilities when leasing commercial premises

Landlord's responsibilities - Commercial leases A common part of a commercial lawyer's practice is drafting Deeds of Lease for commercial ...
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In support of Pukekohe AFC

In support of Pukekohe AFC Franklin Law staff were pleased to support Pukekohe AFC Football at their 'Just for Kicks' ...
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No warranties provided? No problem

No warranties provided? No problem May 2017 In recent times, there has been a rise in house and land packages ...
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Standard terms- pitfalls often overlooked

Standard terms - pitfalls often overlooked May 2017 As a purchaser of a property the principle of “caveat emptor” (let the ...
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