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New Anti-Money Laundering Legislation from 1 July 2018

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.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern Response Class Action to Proceed

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Mr Cameron, Solicitor for the policyholders in the Southern Response Class Action confirmed this afternoon, that “the group were very pleased to receive a positive judgment from the Court of Appeal ” and that, “as this case has been held up on preliminary matters for far too long, the Court of Appeal’s decision will be of great relief to our clients” .

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Is Time Running Out?

Under the Limitation Acts 1950 and 2010, the right to recover in civil claims is restricted to a 6-year period. What this means for those still yet to settle their Canterbury earthquake claims is that under the statute, they had until 4 September 2016 before the insurer or EQC could plead...

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