Post Budget Briefing with The Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson

Our first Political Series Breakfast of the year, sponsored by our Platinum Partners, Gibson Sheat with special guest, The Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson.

In this livestream replay, The Minister provides us with an overview of the Budget and the Government’s plans for bringing New Zealand out of the Covid19 crisis. The Minister talks about the opportunities and constraints the last three or four months have thrown at us all and gives insights into dealing with the economic situation we and the rest of the world will be facing over the next little while.

This livestream took place on 21 May.

Legal Implications of COVID-19

Gibson Sheat Lawyers are Platinum Partners of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce. You will find information here via livestreams and blogs on many legal matters, a number of which relate to the current Covid-19 environment.

Commercial Lease Agreements Under Alert Level 3

Rhys Williams from Gibson Sheat Lawyers provides an update on commercial leases in this livestream replay from 28 April.

For tenants with a clause 27.5 in their lease who are still not able to operate fully from their premises, there will still be some rent relief available under at least Level 3 even if they regain access.
Rhys covers this and also provides some guidance on what is already happening in the market in terms of agreements being reached on what is a fair reduction. He also touches on some dispute options if agreement cannot be reached between the tenant and landlord.

Understanding Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Estates

Find out about Enduring Powers of Attorney and the process of estate administration from Gibson Sheat’s Elder Law and Succession Team. This livestream was presented to local funeral directors on 16 April. For more information contact

Questions on commercial lease contracts?

Watch the replay from our Platinum Partner Gibson Sheat Lawyers, addressing questions and answers on commercial lease obligations during the lockdown.

Questions on commercial construction contracts?

Watch the replay from our Platinum Partner Gibson Sheat Lawyers, answering current questions concerning commercial contracts during the lockdown.


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Gibson Sheat Lawyers are operating during this time. For specific help with legal matters, you can call their Lower Hutt office on 04 569 4873. or email