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Key points from “What Makes An Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker 05 Aug 2019
Peter Drucker was one of the most influential thinkers on management of the last century.  He was born in 1909 and died in 2005 so his life spanned a century Read more...
Book Review of “Building a Story Brand” – A book about more effective marketing 13 May 2019
This review outlines the key messages in “Building a Story Brand: Clarify your message so customers will listen”. Donald Miller is an American author who runs a podcast of the Read more...
Why ‘Coffee & Jam’ is so important for Christchurch… 12 Dec 2018
We are fortunate in Christchurch to have a great ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups. One of the weekly events that I always encourage people to head along Read more...
Electronic Signatures – are they valid under NZ Law? 15 Jul 2018
With many transactions now able to be completed fully electronically, the need for a clarity as to the validity of electronic signatures has arisen. Is an electronic signature legally binding? Is Read more...
What is a Constitution and why might I want one for my Company? 20 Apr 2018
If you are in start-up mode then you have plenty to think about – so when it comes to setting up your Company you may be wondering what is essential Read more...
New guidance on Cryptocurrency from IRD 09 Apr 2018
The IRD has just issued some new guidance on cyrptocurrency here (end of March, 2018).  It is interesting to think about traditional Government and how it responds to something new Read more...
Parry Field Lawyers are pleased to announce the release of “Start-ups Legal Toolkit 2018.” 30 Jan 2018
We get many questions from start-ups, charities and social enterprises on what they need to consider when establishing themselves. This made us think – “why not put all our answers Read more...
Government Changes to Employment Law on the Way 29 Jan 2018
The Government has announced the introduction of a new Bill to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000. Features of the Bill include supporting collective bargaining and union rights, statutory meal Read more...
Blastoff: what do New Zealand’s new space laws mean for other emergent technologies? 16 Jan 2018
A key characteristic of so-called ‘exponential technologies’ is that they change what is possible extremely quickly – and it can be fascinating to observe how fast or slowly governments react. Read more...
Bitcoin and Crypto-currencies Update – December 2017 19 Dec 2017
There has certainly been a lot of buzz recently about crypto-currencies, Bitcoin, Blockchain and the opportunities they represent. Having done a lot of reading on this subject we thought it Read more...
Law Fest NZ Innovation Series – An Interview with Steven Moe 28 Nov 2017
This article is part of an Innovation Series by Andrew King for Lawfest NZ. This series interviews legal professionals with experience in innovation and technology in the legal sector. You Read more...
Crowdfunding: An increasingly viable option for start-ups? 27 Nov 2017
The Financial Markets Authority has just released the first statistics relating to crowdfunding in New Zealand.  It shows that beyond any doubt this is an option for people to consider Read more...
Copyright Ownership and Third Party Content 28 Aug 2017
What is Copyright? Copyright is the set of legal rights given to the creator/owner of an original work. It prevents other people from doing certain restricted acts in relation to a Read more...
Review and Discussion of Key Points from The Lean Startup by Eric Ries 27 Aug 2017
Review and discussion of key points from "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries     Being involved as the founder of an IT start-up (Active Associate – a chat bot for law firms) Read more...
Four Questions When Raising Start-up Investment Funds from Family and Friends 14 Jul 2017
If you have a start up one of the first things you need to find is money to fund the research and development of your new idea.   Rather than turning to Read more...
Key points from “Zero to One” 11 Jul 2017
  Zero to One: Key points It is hard to look past the credentials of Peter Thiel, who co-founded Pay Pal and was one of the original investors in Facebook and LinkedIn. Read more...
Overseas investors into Tech Companies 02 Jul 2017
Approval is needed where an "overseas person" acquires sensitive New Zealand assets and that includes where the investor is buying a tech company. Normally if the purchase is of a start-up then Read more...
Data breaches in New Zealand: You told what, to who? 18 Nov 2016
In an increasingly online world we are sharing and disclosing more and more online and that information is being held digitally. There are frequent examples in the news of leaks Read more...
Digital Disruption – How it affects both law firms and clients. Singing the ‘New Law’ Blues 20 Oct 2016
The debate We are lawyers.  Like many professions and other businesses we are watching a significant debate.  It’s like watching a tennis match sometimes.  In our particular legal world we are Read more...
Key issues to watch out for in your joint venture 14 Sep 2016
Introduction When considering entering into a joint venture arrangement in New Zealand with another party it is important to be aware of potential issues before they even raise their head and Read more...
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