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Your 2024 Guide to New Zealand Law Changes

It is coming up to 6 months since the new government took office. Irrespective of where you sit on the political spectrum, the current coalition government has set the record for laws being passed ‘under urgency’ in the first 100 days of any MMP government in history. This means, like it or not, that there […]

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Reinterpreting the Family Protection Act 1955: the problem with ‘moral duty’

In current New Zealand law, "moral duty" refers to the ethical obligation that a will-maker (the person creating a will) has towards their spouse or children. This obligation involves providing for the financial needs of family members in a manner that reflects societal expectations of fairness and familial responsibility. However, the exact definition and scope […]

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Legislative Limbo: Confronting the Deepfake Menace in New Zealand

What is a deepfake? A deepfake is essentially where another person’s characteristics have been digitally altered to represent that of someone else. Their use is often tied with deceptive practices or malicious acts and for spreading false information through the use of someone else’s identity. No longer just the domain of expert digital creators. Deepfake […]

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