How new Anti Money Laundering (AML) legislation affects our clients

New  Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community. Why we need to ask you for information Recent changes to the AML/CFT Act mean that from 1 July 2018 lawyers must comply with its requirements. Lawyers must do a […]

Health & Safety at Work -Volunteers and Charitable Organisations

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is about to come into force on the 4th of April 2016. As far as charities and voluntary organisations are concerned, there are two separate situations that apply. If you employ someone then the new law will apply and you will have a duty to ensure the health and safety of the employees and other people who come in contact with the organisation’s activities. For example, secretaries and managers employed by the […]