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As well as setting out what we can do to help you achieve your goals, we will also use it to update you on interesting legal developments that might be relevant to you or your business. Please check back from time to time to see what is new. 

 

Why it's (sometimes) worth having written contracts

Contracts don’t need to be written down to be enforceable. (There are some exceptions to this rule – including contracts to buy and sell land and employment agreements  – they do need to be in writing.) Most of us enter numerous contracts every week where we don’t write down the exact terms of our agreement. For example, every time you buy a bottle of milk from the dairy you are entering a legally enforceable contract.

In most cases, that’s fine. You get the milk you want. The dairy owner gets the money and everyone’s happy.

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Balancing rights of land owners and oil and gas explorers

Balancing rights of land owners and oil and gas explorers

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On Wednesday, Government announced the new exploration areas that oil and gas explorers will be able to tender for as part of the 2014 block offer. On-shore areas are available in Taranaki, the East Coast and the South Island’s West Coast. There are also areas available in five off-shore areas, including the Taranaki Basin, areas off the west coast of Northland and Auckland, areas off the East Coast between Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay and the Great South and Canterbury Basins.

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