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We offer a range of premium law services, assisting our clients all over the world.

Family Law

In the beginning, during, or upon the end of a relationship, we can help you by drafting a Relationship Property Agreement that sets out what is to happen to your property and/or how it is to be divided between you. Similarly, in regard to care of children in the event that you separate, we can help to resolve what the children’s care arrangements (if any) are to be.

The Law has strict requirements regarding what is required to bind parties to a Relationship Property Agreement and it is important to ensure that these requirements are met. We can advise you regarding what property should be regarded as separate property and therefore should not be divided between yourself and your partner.

It is important to remember that time and money spent at the beginning of a relationship, to have a binding agreement drawn up, will often save you a lot more money, time  and stress later, in the event that the relationship comes to an end.
We have assisted clients in many Family Court proceedings including those involving:

  • Property Manager and Personal Welfare Guardian Orders
  • Parenting Orders (previously Custody & Access Orders)
  • Orders preventing Removal of Children from the Jurisdiction
  • Hague Convention matters
  • Adoption Orders
  • Orders for Paternity
  • Child Support and Spousal Maintenance
  • Domestic Violence Orders
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Relationship Property Orders.

We have been involved in Family Court proceedings in overseas Jurisdictions, such as Australia and Russia, where parties have had relationship property in those Jurisdictions, children have been taken overseas to those countries, there were issues relating to Adoption Orders involving those Countries, and Child Support issues, particularly where New Zealanders have moved to Australia or any other country leaving unresolved child support issues in New Zealand which need to be dealt with.

General Practice

We offer a range of other legal services including representing your interests, powers of attorney, independent legal advice, and mediation service.

Property Law

We offer a full range of property law services including : Sale and purchase of farms, homes and rural land, subdivisions, and commercial property sales, purchase of businesses and refinancing. Our clients range from first home buyers to serious property investors and developers.

The technical legal term for buying and selling of property is conveyancing, which means the legal transfer of title from the seller to the buyer in exchange for payment. If handled well, conveyancing should be routine and trouble free but there are many issues and potential pitfalls – conveyancing transactions which do go wrong can go very wrong. That is why you should never sign any agreement or documents relating to property without checking with your solicitor first.

These are some of the issues or potential problems which can cause complexities:

  • Is the property being sold described correctly?
  • Is the price correct and are there any GST issues?
  • What type of title is it and what encumbrances is it subject to?
  • Is the agreement (or should it be) conditional upon certain issues being checked out?
  • Are there any Resource Management or Building Act or construction issues to be looked into?
  • How is the purchaser to take title (eg. jointly or as tenants in common or as a company or family trust?
  • Is the finance documentation correct and/or does it contain hidden “hooks”?
  • How and when is possession or settlement to take place?
  • What happens if things go wrong?

If you are in the market looking at either buying or selling, contact us first as we may be able to save you time and money. We can also make you aware of other preliminary matters which you may need to consider prior to entering into a binding sale and purchase agreement. Loughlin McGuire Barristers & Solicitors has many years’ experience in this area of the law and are able to give you fast and comprehensive advice in any situation.

Given the increased regulatory environment we now operate in, the sale and purchase of a business is becoming increasingly complex and there is a need to obtain sound professional advice when embarking on either a sale or purchase of a privately held business.

Business Sale and Acquisitions
Our services include assisting the client in drafting the initial Agreement for Sale and Purchase incorporating the various conditions such as due diligence, finance and resource consent which may be applicable to the transaction.

Company Structures
Careful consideration must be given to the correct structure which is the most appropriate vehicle to carry out the purchase of a business.  The range of options include private individuals, partnerships, limited partnership, trading trusts and limited liability companies.
The issues to be considered when determining the correct vehicle involves cost, flexibility, risk exposure, ability to raise finance and tax effectiveness.

We can assist you in:

  • Formation and administration of family trusts
  • Business trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Special purpose trusts
  • Gifting programme
  • Estate and retirement planning
  • Wills
  • Asset management

We specialise in providing the service of setting up foreign trusts which are a very useful tool for optimising your revenue.

Loughlin McGuire & Roud Lawyers has extensive experience advising on all aspects of commercial leases including drafting agreements to lease and deeds of lease, rent reviews and renewals of lease, assignments and subleasing. We are experienced in advising developers, property investors, landlords and tenants at all levels of the market.

Immigration Law

We have a specialist team who will take care of your immigration matters such as a visitor visa, student visa, work visa or resident visa.

Members of our team speak various languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Korean etc.

Immigration rules are complicated and confusing. Engaging an experienced professional will ensure that your chances of success are higher and that you are allocated the correct amount of points (Skilled Migrant/ Business Investor Category).

Loughlin McGuire & Roud Lawyers will not only help you in making sure all information needed is correctly supplied to the New Zealand Immigration Service, but with our experience and history, we make certain that you have the very best chance and representation for the whole process.

New Zealand’s immigration law and policies are set out in a large manual. Many of our rules and policies have also been considered by our Courts. The rules are complex. Much time and money is wasted by filing applications that do not meet acceptance criteria. Other applications do not succeed because wrong or incomplete documents are filed.
Loughlin McGuire & Roud Lawyers will act on your behalf so that you can rest easy knowing your application is being handled in the best way possible.

  • Ensure documentation is correct and complete.
  • Ensure your application is treated carefully.
  • Ensure you get the best possible result.
  • Avoid appeals.
  • Visitor visa
  • Student visa
  • Family Reunion
  • Skilled Migrant Category
  • Long Term Business Visa/Entrepreneur Residence
  • Business Investor
  • Refugee
  • Work to Residence
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