Articles: Business and Commercial

Thinking about buying a Franchise?

A franchise can be a great business opportunity. They give the ability to purchase into and run a well known brand, they have an established supply chain and usually provide an the equipment and training to get a new franchise up and running. Given the extra resources available they can make an easier path into running a business.


What is Mediation and is it right for me?

The first questions most people will ask when experiencing a dispute are - what are my options and how can this come to an end? Where parties are unwilling to resolve a dispute, a good and cost effective option is mediation.


What is a Legal Executive?

A Legal Executive is a person who works as a trained assistant to a lawyer in a legal environment and belongs to the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. A Registered Legal Executive is one who is registered with the Institute and is a member of the Institute.


Protecting your business from IT scams

Recent ransomware attacks have highlighted the need for businesses and their employees to be alert for IT threats and scams.

The WannaCry ransomware attack managed to hold over 220 000 computers hostage around the globe.


Entering a Commercial Lease

If you are looking to enter into a Commercial Lease, getting it right from the start can help avoid problems further down the track. While we recommend you discuss your lease requirements with your lawyer, here are a few common points to think about.