Hello all, I trust that you are all keeping well in your bubbles in these challenging times. Assure Legal continues to operate, however, restrictions on access to the Courts and Tribunals during the "lockdown" period means that many civil cases will be adjourned until after the restrictions have been lifted. This doesn't mean that legal rights have been suspended. Insurance policies are unchanged, and while altered, employer and employee rights will continue as before, as will tenancy rights. If you are unsure about your circumstances, please contact us.
Keep safe and wash your hands.
Assure Legal is a specialist insurance law firm
We are committed to providing excellent insurance law services to our clients, throughout New Zealand.
Clients need good, down to earth advice about their options, what they should be asking for or who they should talk to next. With 20 years experience in the Insurance Industry Chris can put you and your claim on the right course.
Insurance is a complex and constantly evolving area of law. Policy wording are diverse and are often the most complicated legal documents the general public will have to deal with. With 2 decades experience in the insurance industry as a claims handler, broker, and lawyer, Chris can provide assistance for all types of insurance policy and all types of insurance problems.
Accident Compensation and medico legal issues
Dealing with ACC claims and medico legal matters requires a familiarity with; the law, ACC as an organisation, and the medical profession. Chris has handled hundreds of ACC cases over the years and can guide you on how to be deal with ACC issues.
Tenancy issues can appear straightforward, but are often legally and factually complicated. Assure Legal can provide assistance with tenancy matters, including representation in Court, and advice on tribunal hearings.
Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal
The Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Act 2019 has been signed into law. This is a great development, although probably about 5 years too late. The process set out in the practice note appears sensible and straightforward. In particular the procedure should result in fewer matters getting tied up in Engineer vs Engineer headbutting. Legal aid is available for CEIT matters, and if you need assistance or advice on bringing a case before the Tribunal, please contact Chris.
Employment disputes can be problematic for employers and employees. If you have trouble brewing, it is best to seek advice early, and if an employment relationship has already sour delay will make things worse.
With a decade of experience advising and acting for both employers and employees in disputes in mediations, Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court, Chris can help.