Lane Neave is proud to be The Chamber's legal specialist partner. Recognised nationally as one of New Zealand's leading full-service law firms, Lane Neave's diverse and eclectic nature legal minds means they can offer the depth of knowledge and experience required for any job. It's also what makes them innovative and gives clients an edge. Their entrepreneurial thinking means they design and tailor legal teams around your requirements.

Get in touch with the team at The Chamber for your referral to Lane Neave for legal advice - remember, members get their first hour free.


Changes to consumer credit and financial services regulations announced (9 April 2020) - Learn more

Commercial lease issues amidst COVID-19
Never has there been a time of greater scrutiny of commercial lease provisions than now as both landlords and tenants grapple with the impact of COVID-19. Learn more.

COVID-19 and migrant worker employees - FAQ's for employers - Read more

COVID-19: Immigration considerations for healthcare workers - Read more

During and post lockdown: top tips for employers of migrant workers
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will have massive implications for employers of migrant workers in New Zealand. Learn more.

Employees rights to public holiday payments during COVID-19 lockdown
As the Easter holidays are approaching, there is a lot of confusion around how to pay employees correctly while New Zealand businesses are under COVID Alert Level 4 lockdown. Learn more.

Immigration - Main COVID-19 policy annlouncment (as at 1.30pm, 9 April 2020) - Read more.

Implications of COVID-19 for consenting and planning processes

As we get further into the COVID-19 lockdown period we are starting to get a clearer picture of the status of consenting and planning processes around New Zealand. We have collated the following updates and guidance from the Environment Court, Ministry for the Environment and various local authorities. Read more.

Leading through uncertainty
At a time of crisis, the leaders of a business need to take action quickly to ensure the safety of its people and the ongoing sustainability of the business. There is uncertainty for business, uncertainty for employees and ultimately uncertainty around our health. Despite this uncertainty, good governance is vital for organisations and directors need to act on the information they have to date and monitor the business closely. Read more.

Safe harbours for directors’ duties and debt hibernation regime during covid-19
On 3 April 2020 the New Zealand Government announced that they are introducing changes to the Companies Act 1993 (Act) in order to help provide relief to both individuals and businesses that face financial distress as a result of COVID-19. The goal of these temporary measures is to provide a safety net to help profitable and viable businesses to resume normal operations after COVID-19 has passed. Read more.  

Temporary law change impacts commercial leases
On 4 June 2020, the Government released substantive details regarding a temporary amendment to the Property Law Act 2007 (PLA) that will imply a clause in commercial leases requiring a fair reduction of rent and outgoings and a compulsory subsidised arbitration scheme where parties are unable to agree on the level of abatement. Learn more.

The impact of COVID-19 on your funding arrangements
Accessing funding and maintaining existing funding during COVID-19. Learn more. 

We can get through this together
We want to assure our clients and any businesses that are in need of legal assistance that Lane Neave remains open and ready to support you through this difficult time. Find out more.