Southern Response has announced a compensation package to its policyholders who settled their earthquake insurance claims before 1 October 2014. The compensation package arises out of the Court of Appeal decision in Dodds v Southern Response which found that Southern Response had made false and misleading representations to policyholders when settling their claims. The representations relate to missing items in the scope and costings in Detailed Repair and Rebuild Assessments which were made available to policyholders during assessments and settlement discussions.
The partners of Harmans are delighted to announce that Jessica Marshall has joined the partnership with effect from 1 May 2021. Jessica specialises in property and commercial law, business transactions including franchising and hospitality, and commercial leasing matters. Jessica continues Harmans' 130 year tradition of providing exceptional legal services and advice to our clients.
We’re getting back together!
The partners of Harmans are delighted to announce that in June 2021 our City and Papanui offices are combining. From that time the whole Harmans team will be located at our city premises in the Westpac on the Terrace building at 79-81 Cashel Street. This is at the river end of Cashel Mall by the Bridge of Remembrance and just opposite the entranceway to the popular Riverside Market.
Landlords and tenants take note....!
The Government has made changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.
Our offices close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 23 December and will fully re-open at 8.30am on Monday 18th January 2021. We will have a skeleton crew working from our Papanui office from Wednesday 6th January 2021 for urgent client work.
The partners of Harmans are delighted to announce the promotion of Harriet Daley to Senior Associate. Harriet is an integral member of our family law team which has an enviable reputation in all Family Court matters. Harriet provides specialised family law advice with a particular focus on parenting disputes, family violence, division of property following separation and the protection of assets upon entering into a relationship. Harriet is an experienced Family Court lawyer and her appointment to Senior Associate recognises her success within her specialist field together with the high quality of service she provides to our clients.
COVID-19 BUSINESS ADVISORY FUND
Harmans offers services that are registered with the COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund.
In the midst of the lockdown currently being enforced by the Government as NZ responds to the COVID-19 virus, it is important that employers understand their obligations pursuant to the Employment Relations Act 2000, Holidays Act 2003 and Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“HSWA”). As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, employers should closely monitor information about coronavirus from credible sources (which are being updated as necessary) including:
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