Author(s): Geoffrey Fuller
The Handy Guide to New Zealand Law is a comprehensive reference to many different aspects of law in New Zealand. The book starts with an outline of the New Zealand legal system then goes into detail on various situations where legal issues arise and need to be known. Covered are the legalities of owning real estate, working for someone else, consumer rights, Accident Compensation, personal relationships, education, adoption, banking, companies, life insurance, crime and punishment, motor vehicles, retirement, trusts, taxes and rates, social welfare, environment, citizenship, immigration, and more. The New Zealand Bill of Rights is also outlined in detail. A schedule of some of New Zealand's ombudsmen, commissions and regulatory boards is included in the back.
In order to ensure that information within the book remains current free updates to law changes can be accessed online via the book's website www.handyguide.co.nz.
Contents include: Who Makes the Law in New Zealand -- Owning Real Estate (Land And Buildings) -- Residential Tenacies -- Working for Someone Else -- Consumer Rights -- Accident Compensation -- Personal Relationships and Their Breakdown -- Care of Children and Young Persons -- Education -- Adoption -- Banking -- Companies -- Life Insurance -- Crime and Punishment -- Driving -- Motor Vehicles -- Arrangements in Retirement -- Money for Retirement -- Retirement Villages -- Death & Your Property -- Trusts -- Estate Planning -- Taxes, Duties and Rates -- Social Welfare Benefits -- Environment -- Citizenship -- Immigration -- nti-Discrimination -- New Zealand Bill of Rights -- Non-Profit Organisations: Clubs, Charities and Churches -- Conflict of Interest -- Lawyers -- Legal Aid -- Schedule-Tribunals, Ombudsmen, Commissions and Boards.