Top Tips for Farm Worker Accommodation

I recently had a call from my client Mike. He’s just signed up for a new job as a farm worker. The job was advertised as “live in” but when he went to visit the farm, the accommodation is in fact a portable room hired from a local company.  The room is parked adjacent to […]

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Relationship Property Dispute Resolution

In some cases parties who have separated are able to resolve to divide their relationship property between themselve quite amicably.  Unfortunately, in other cases the relationship between the parties has broken down to such an extent that they can’t communicate with each other at all.  Generally the longer it takes for parties to resolve a […]

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Family Trusts

Families At War – We Can Help

It is an often quoted fact that New Zealand has the highest number of trusts per capita in the world. Family trusts will typically have some family members as trustees and other family members as beneficiaries of the trust. Unfortunately, this often means that disputes about how the Trust assets are being dealt with means […]

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Team Member Focus: Kirsty McDonald

Kirsty McDonald is a Director of Gallie Miles and is our relationship property expert. Kirsty has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in this area. This can involve negotiating agreements, litigating relationship property matters in Court or attending mediations with clients. We sat down with Kirsty and asked her a few usual and less-than-usual […]

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Why you need a Will

So you’ve made a Will and you’re feeling organised.  You put a copy of your Will into a drawer or folder with other personal papers and you move on. However, your Will needs to be reviewed if your circumstances change.  Many people don’t realise that your Will is invalid if you marry after making it, […]

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What are LVR Restrictions and how could they affect you?

Betty and Arnold want to buy a new property to live in.  They have a deposit of $80,000.  The property has been valued at $800,000.  Betty and Arnold’s Bank has declined to loan them the balance to buy the new property because of LVR restrictions.  What does this mean? LVR means “Loan-to-Value Ratio”.  LVR restrictions […]

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Key things you need to know about LIM reports

Obtaining a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) report can be a crucial step in purchasing a property. LIM reports are provided by the local Council. You can find out how to apply for a LIM report by visiting the local Council website. Some Councils have an online application and payment process available. Things to look out […]

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debt recovery

Gallie Miles Debt Recovery Tips

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business.  A slow down in cash flow caused by clients not paying their accounts can have a serious impact  on your business.   Here are our top 10 debt recovery tips: Terms of Trade – if you supply goods or services on credit then you need good terms of trade […]

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