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Typical 12-month gift card expiry dates may soon be a thing of the past

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The days of gift cards that expire after 12 months may soon be limited after the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee presented its report on the Fair Trading (Gift Card Expiry) Amendment Bill to the House on 1 May, recommending…

Addressing company directors’ right to privacy

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Directors may have an easier pathway to avoid publication of their residential address to protect them from potential harm under a new Bill recently introduced to Parliament. However, doubts remain about the proposed process and there are questions…

The return of 90-day trial periods

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Ninety-day trial periods have been back for a few months now, after the Government made good on this key election promise on 23 December 2023. Previously only available for employers with fewer than 20 employees, the provision has been extended…

Two Anthony Harper lawyers named as 2024 NZ Lawyer Rising Stars

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Anthony Harper is delighted to announce the inclusion of Tamara Webster and Alice von Batenburg as 2024 NZ Lawyer Rising Stars, an annual list of the legal profession’s most promising young talent. Tamara Webster is a Senior Associate at…

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre delights in Ōtautahi

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On Wednesday 17 January 2024, Anthony Harper transported over 400 clients and their families to ancient Greece during an exclusive performance of The Odyssey, this year's Anthony Harper Summer Theatre production. Staged by local theatre company…

Anthony Harper recommended as a leading New Zealand law firm

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Anthony Harper continues to be recommended as a leading law firm in New Zealand, recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2024 for its expertise and knowledge across 10 practice areas. The firm is proud to be ranked in the following…

Anthony Harper wins Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year

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Anthony Harper was named winner of Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2023 NZ Law Awards, for the liquidation of CBL Insurance Limited. The firm acted for liquidators, McGrathNicol, in a claim against the directors and advisors…

Partner and three special counsel promotions at Anthony Harper

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Law firm Anthony Harper has announced the promotion of Joey James to partner, and Jordan Wright, Olivia Welsh and Sarah Anderson to special counsel. Managing Partner, Malcolm Hurley says: "We are proud to recognise 10 talented lawyers who…

New Retirement Villages partner at Anthony Harper

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Law firm Anthony Harper has announced the promotion of Rose Clements to the partnership. Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Rose specialises in retirement village and aged care law, acting for operators and statutory supervisors. With over 17 years'…

New Ōtautahi partner at Anthony Harper

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Law firm Anthony Harper has announced the promotion of Chloe Jolliffe to the partnership. Chloe is an insolvency law specialist with over 17 years' experience. Her expertise focuses on the repossession of goods and recovery of real property,…

Two new Anthony Harper partners appointed in Christchurch

Leading law firm Anthony Harper is delighted to announce the promotion of Jessica Hanning and Matt Winter to partnership effective January 1, 2023. Jessica Hanning is a commercial litigator with over 10 years’ experience. She has advised…

Menopause – what employers need to know

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Menopause has far reaching impacts on the lives of women, and as more stay in paid employment longer, on workplaces, too.  Some employers might jump to risk mitigation first. However, leadership specialist Kate Billing and Anthony Harper…

Employment law demand fuels firm growth

Anthony Harper is pleased to announce the appointment of employment lawyer Anne Wilson to its partnership. Anne has primarily gained her experience working in a top tier firm but brings clients a unique perspective thanks to her background…

New partner brings Agribusiness expertise to national law firm

Mark Dineen brings Agribusiness expertise to national law firm. Anthony Harper has added agribusiness to its list of key specialty areas with the appointment of Christchurch lawyer, Mark Dineen, to its partnership. Dineen comes to Anthony…

New Anthony Harper partner boost tech, electricity sector expertise

Matt Smith will boost corporate law firm’s tech, electricity sector expertise. Anthony Harper continues to strengthen two key speciality areas with the appointment of tech and electricity sector specialist Matt Smith to its partnership,…
Sam Wilson

Anthony Harper welcomes a new Partner, Sam Wilson, to the Christchurch team.

Anthony Harper’s Christchurch office has a new addition to its corporate advisory team with the appointment of Sam Wilson. Wilson joins the firm as special counsel immediately and, pending Law Society approval, will be appointed to the partnership…

International rankings point to our expertise

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The prestigious Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Directory released their latest rankings in early December. The rankings are based on in-depth analysis and facilitated by a team of experienced researchers. Their findings offer reliable recommendations…

Anthony Harper – Winner of Employer of Choice 2019

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Since 2015 we have been a finalists in the Employer of Choice category at the New Zealand Law Awards. This alone is most gratifying.  To win, however, is a huge endorsement of our forward-thinking and innovative HR policies and practices. We…

Pro bono projects: Everybody Eats

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Anthony Harper's pro bono client, Everybody Eats, is opening its first permanent restaurant in Onehunga. Everybody Eats is a 'pay-as-you feel' restaurant tackling food waste and poverty issues in Auckland. The organisation takes food donated…