What we say



If you ask, you’ll find we can offer an opinion on most things.  Actually, you don’t usually need to ask!

Here you will find articles commissioned for publication in the regional and trade press, articles produced for our e-bulletins, and pieces we’ve written just for the website to offer some insight into what’s happening in the legal world, what we think about it – and what the implications are.

  • Article - 29 Oct 2018
    Getting divorced? Don’t forget to deal with the finances
    A Decree Absolute will end your marriage but you could still be open to financial claims from your ex-spouse for many years without taking the appropriate steps to cut the financial ties as well... READ MORE
  • Article - 25 Oct 2018
    Employee retention across a generation gap
    As a society we are now living and working for longer than ever before, which means that for the first time, there can be up to five different generations in the workplace at any one time... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 Sep 2018
    Is family arbitration right for you?
    Arbitration has been used in commercial disputes for many years but family arbitration is now a recognised form of dispute resolution for separating couples as well.... READ MORE
  • Article - 31 Aug 2018
    Building on assumptions
    It is widely known there are many “ifs and buts” in planning and it can often be tempting to follow blanket guidelines and advice. However, this can be dangerous.... READ MORE
  • News - 24 Aug 2018
    Why the law needs more deviants!
    asb law Managing Partner, Andrew Clinton, discusses the role of curiosity in re-shaping the business (model) of law... READ MORE
  • Article - 22 Aug 2018
    The long-term impact of our financial decisions
    It is becoming increasingly usual for the family courts to seek a clean break agreement whereby married couples are no longer financially tied after their divorce (avoiding spousal maintenance payments if possible). There are, however, circumstances whereby this is not viable.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Aug 2018
    Forced to remain married - What does the Owens case mean for you?
    Tini Owens sought to divorce her husband of 39 years, Hugh Owens, claiming he had behaved unreasonably in their marriage. Mr Owens defended the divorce and after a lengthy legal process, the case ended up at the Supreme Court which recently unanimously rejected Mrs Owens’ appeal.... READ MORE
  • Article - 9 Jul 2018
    Who cares about the future?
    A recent study has found the number of diagnosed dementia cases has risen significantly in the last 10 years and yet comparatively few people are making provisions for their future care... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Jul 2018
    Divorce is a waiting game – apparently
    A restructure in the family court system led lead to significant delays in divorce proceeding according to a recent report by the Ministry of Justice.... READ MORE
  • Article - 4 Jul 2018
    ‘Failure to prepare, prepare to fail’
    Successful people spend most of their energy focused on the demands of their personal and professional life and wealth preservation is something that is often left until a later stage. However taking initial protective steps is easier than you think.... READ MORE

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