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Retirement Villages: Tips and Traps for the Unwary

The number of people making the decision to sell their home and move into a Retirement Village is increasing. We find many clients are deciding to move sooner rather than later into a villa. This is to be able to…

Do I need a Lawyer to write a Will?

Do I need a Lawyer to write a Will?

A Will may seem like an easy document to create. Something that you can do on your own or with the help of a ‘do-it-yourself’ Will kit. It’s not until you are administering the estate that unknown problems come up,…

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First Home Grant

If you’re a first-time home buyer, or a previous homeowner and you’ve been making regular KiwiSaver contributions for 3-5 years, you may be eligible for a First Home Grant of up to $5,000.00 for an existing home and $10,000.00 for…

Women’s Wealth Workshop – Nelson

Women’s Wealth Workshop – Nelson

On Tuesday 20 September 2022 Amanda Crehan and Jacintha Atkinson-Manson were guest speakers at the Craigs Investment Partners – Women’s Wealth Workshop.  It was a full crowd on the night. The Women’s Wealth workshop is designed to help women interested…

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Property Sharing Agreements

With the ever-changing world, and skyrocketing prices of housing, more and more people in New Zealand/Aotearoa are looking to purchase property outside of the traditional sole purchaser or spousal arrangement. In these situations, it’s important to ensure you have sound…

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Are you looking to purchase, sell or refinance a property?

Are you feeling daunted by the process and paperwork? Fear not!! At Knapps Lawyers, we are here to guide you through the process so that your experience is fun and exciting. We have a highly trained team of professionals to…

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The change of seasons has ushered in some exciting developments at Knapps. First, we are delighted to announce the promotion of one of our Senior Associates to the Knapps Partnership. Jacintha Atkinson LL.B., BA. Jacintha joined Knapps as a Senior…

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A no surprises Budget!

There are few surprises in the government’s 2018 Budget presented on 17 May, the first from Minister of Finance, the Hon Grant Robertson. To read the full article click here Commercial eSpeaking 49

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Flurry of Employment Law Changes Ahead

We outline the upcoming changes, announced on 25 January, which include modifications to the 90-day trial period, the restoration of rest periods and collective bargaining. These changes will be incorporated into an amendment to the Employment Relations Act 2000. We…


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