At Linwood Law Limited, we strive to offer a skilled and dedicated legal service to our existing clients and to the community of Linwood.

Our motto is ‘A Lifetime of Support’. This reflects our intention to look after our clients through every step of their lives, as lawyers and trusted advisers.

Covid 19 Updates

IMMIGRATION

Recently there have been a number of developments New Zealand Immigration Law and Policy. These changes may have caused you some concern in terms of your situation as an applicant for, or holder of, a New Zealand Visa.

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EMPLOYMENT

During the lockdown, one of the unfortunate realities was that cash flow for many companies has decreased or completely dried up. This has led to great uncertainty for some employees. We have answered some common questions.

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WILLS

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the concept of our mortality to the forefront of our thoughts and caused many to think “do I need a will?” and “what is a will?”. We have answered your common questions about making a will at this time.

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COMMERCIAL LEASES

Recently, the Government has introduced some changes regarding commercial leases. Though these interventions are less drastic than many were expecting, they will still have a significant impact on many businesses.

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LOAN TO VALUE RATIOS (LVRs)

On 30 April 2020, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand removed loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions for 12 months. As a result of the changes, banks are no longer legally obliged to apply these limits to their lending.

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LABOUR MARKET TESTS

COVID-19 has affected the New Zealand economy drastically. New Zealand’s unemployment rate has grown since COVID-19 hit, and projections from Treasury have indicated that the issue will likely get worse before it gets better.

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We also have up to date information on the new Trust Act 2019. Please read more here.

CONTACT US

Linwood Law Limited
15 Buckleys Road, Linwood, Christchurch 8062.
PO Box 24111, City East, Christchurch 8141

Phone: (03) 389  2121

Fax: (03) 389 9122

Email: reception@linwoodlaw.co.nz

PETER RICHARDSON
Consultant

GERRY DEACON
Associate

AILEEN ODGERS
Associate

JILL FORDE
Associate