Dec 18, 2023

Our office will be closed for the Christmas break from 12pm on Friday 22nd December and will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 8th January 2024. This year we've made a donation to St Peters in the City who annually host a community Christmas dinner for the homeless, those in need and people who are alone. This generous gesture accommodates up to 250 people including children each Christmas!

Oct 30, 2023

Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd was one of our largest construction companies. The fallout was spectacular and widely felt when it went into receivership and liquidation in 2013. Unsecured creditors were left being owed approximately $110 million.

Oct 17, 2023

In the dynamic landscape of New Zealand's workforce, determining the employment status of workers has become a crucial task for businesses. The distinction between an employee and a contractor holds significant legal implications, impacting rights, entitlements, and responsibilities for both parties involved. This article delves into the intricacies of this classification, shedding light on the key factors that distinguish an employee from a contractor under New Zealand law.

Oct 17, 2023

When someone has died, it is helpful for their solicitor to be contacted. The solicitor can check the person’s last Will, to see if it included a preference for burial or cremation, or other funeral instructions.

Sep 26, 2023

A business is something you invest your time, energy, money, and sometimes dreams into. Whether you’re starting from the ground up, or investing in a long-established business, we can add value for you. Most likely you’ll be entering a world of contracts with landlords, employees, suppliers, and customers. We can walk that journey with you, to provide sound legal advice.

Sep 7, 2023

Where there's a Will, there's a way! We've partnered with The Acorn Foundation and Waipuna Hospice this September for Wills month. We're offering free simple Wills and updates to existing Wills. Get in touch with one of our friendly team to find out more: enquiries@bchlaw.co.nz or call 07 928 9000.

Aug 10, 2023

You may have heard the word ‘caveat’ batted around while waiting in line for your coffee in downtown Tauranga or in the latest legal drama on Netflix but what actually is a caveat?

Jul 27, 2023

When drafting Wills, it is common for a couple to leave their entire estate to each other and to provide that after the death of both of them, their estate will pass to their children in equal shares. But what happens if you have children from a prior relationship?

Jun 11, 2023

People of Papamoa! Did you know we've got a BCH Law office just a hop, skip and jump down the road in Te Puke?!

May 3, 2023

Everybody knows it is important to have a will in place, but it is also very important to appoint someone to act on your behalf if you lose mental capacity. Life is uncertain, and an accident or serious illness could impact your life at any time, so having Enduring Powers of Attorney or “EPOAs” is a significant part of your estate planning.   

Mar 31, 2023

We’ve puffed our way up the Mount 38 times in 50 days which is the equivalent to climbing Mount Everest all while raising much needed funds for local charity - Live for More.