Auckland lawyer struck off Register

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Rohineet Sharma be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. The Auckland solicitor admitted a charge of misconduct brought by the New Zealand Law Society. To finance Mr Sharma’s purchase of a commercial property, a lending institution required a first mortgage to be registered against another property owned…

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People in Business – Diligence creates new career prospects

Smita Kanwar – Migrants, it would seem, have what it takes to be entrepreneurs, independent professionals and be self-employed. With an increasing number of people of Indian origin going on their own, the community boasts of more wealth creators than wage earners. Behind the success of many of them are bankers, who identify the potential of people with business acumen…

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Taxation Bill pleases some, teases many

Dinesh Naik – The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015-16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill released last fortnight included new rules to cash-up R&D tax losses for start-up businesses, clarified the GST treatment of bodies corporate, and contained various remedial changes to New Zealand’s international tax rules. R&D Tax Loss The Bill will allow certain businesses to cash-up tax…

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