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Sikh Children's Day 2018

Legal Associates sponsored the Sikh Childrens Day 2018 which was held on Saturday 6 October 2018 at the Sri Kalgidhar Sahib Gurudwara in Takanini. Over 400 children participated in this event which was superbly managed and organised by the New Zealand Supreme Sikh Society. This event was to mark and celebrate Sikh heritage (virsa) through the medium of activities for children. The programme of the day included Gurbani (prayer), art and quiz competition and gatka. Sikh Children’s Day was an initiative started by the Supreme Sikh Society over 8 years ago and this year’s event attracted a large turnout. The Sikh Supreme Society of New Zealand does a great job at serving the Sikh community in Au

Dr Robert Khan (Senior) Award for Legal Services to communities received by Raj Pardeep Singh

With a penchant for community service, Raj Pardeep Singh has resolved many issues for people in south Auckland as he began his own practice four years ago. Since then, his law firm has grown to include multi-ethnic team of barristers, solicitors and support staff to provide comprehensive services. But he has retained his passion for public service, enhanced by his association with the Green Party. Fifty-four achievers in various fields of sports and community services were recognised at the Fifth Annual Indian Newslink Sports & Community Awards at a Gala dinner held in Auckland on Monday, October 8, 2018. More than 500 people representing a cross-section of the Indian and other communities a

Sale and Purchase of a Business. The Due Diligence Clause

Subsequent to the initial negotiations between a seller and a purchaser, when purchasing or selling a business, the legal formalities begin with the drafting of the Sale and Purchase Agreement. This agreement has many conditions which need to be fulfilled or completed usually by the purchaser and in some instances even by the seller and even a landlord, for the agreement to be confirmed as “unconditional”. When these conditions are fulfilled or completed and the agreement is confirmed as “unconditional” by the purchaser’s solicitor, the seller and the purchaser are for all purposes bound by the agreement and there is virtually no “turning back” without drastic consequences. One of these cond

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Chander Sharma | Nov 2018

Employee of the month for November 2018 is - Chander Sharma, for his outstanding services to the organisation and it's clients. Chander has completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Delhi in India. He is finance Professional with 9 Years of experience in Accounts. He started his career from GE in Gurgaon, India as a financial Analyst role for Australian Market. Chander worked with well reputed organisation like, AON for United States and Expedia majorly for Europe Market for France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Italy. In October 2017, Chander joined Legal Associated as a Trust Account Administrator. After successfully completion of Trust Accoun

Successful seminar for Home Buyers

If you decide to buy your own home, you might be able to get some help. You don’t know what you’re getting yourself into, you might be anxious, worried and more important ‘clueless’. Likewise, on the 10th of October, Ashima Singh, the partner of the firm led the Legal Associates team along with Raj Pardeep Singh, the principal of Legal associate, to a seminar, where she conveyed a presentation on “First Home Buyers”. This was located at Don Ha real estate’s conference room in Papatoetoe, Auckland, where our colleagues Rachana Dave from Loan market Waitakere and Don Ha Sales Trainer, Don Ha Mentor, Don Ha Licensee Salesperson and Founder at RE/MAX Revolution and many more came together to pre

Harinder Singh Khalsa Member of Parliament from INDIA

Honorable Khalsa Ji visited Legal Associates in October 2018. Harinder Singh Khalsa worked for Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and worked as a Second Secretary in Jakarta. Later, he served as a First Secretary in Bangkok and Norway. Harinder Singh Khalsa served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from Bathinda during 1996-98 & in 2014, he was elected as an MP from Fatehgarh Sahib. Khasla Ji appreciated Legal Associates providing free Legal Clinic for the community. He also noticed that our team looks like United Nations Organization with our multinational ethnic solicitors.

Ambedkar Sports & Cultural Club Bombay function at 13 October 2018 & 21 October 2018 Pukekoh

Legal Associates team wishes many congratulations to Ambedkar Sports and Cultural Club for completing 25 years a silver jubilee celebration. There have been dedicated people who have worked tirelessly and who have volunteered their time as Executive Committee Members, Life Members and Sponsors. We wish to acknowledge the players who participated in the Games over the past 25 years. Their participation, fair play and sportsmanship was much appreciated in club games. We wish to encourage the younger generation to come forward and participate to carry on the legacy of the Ambedkar Sports and Cultural Club into the future. More Photos:

Malwa Sports & Cultural Club NZ

Malwa Sports & Culture Club successfully arranged sports tournament at Kolmar sports complex grounds. It was very well attended by the teams as well as by the local Volleyball, football, Kabaddi, athletics were the main attraction. Food was provided all day long. Young football champion honored as he just returned from the trials with English premier league club. Kabaddi Punjabi mother sports, local and teams from India

Interim Visa - Reconsiderations - a New Opportunity

Recently the INZ introduced a new way that Interim Visas work after declined the visa. Now Interim Visas are deemed to expire 21 days after the main visa application is declined. The most important effect is that the applicant can apply to have the decline decision reconsidered within 14 days. Under the previous regime, they would become over stayers as soon as the decision was made and can only request under s61. INZ fees and levies changes will take effect from 5 November 2018. The new fees and levies will take effect from Monday, 5 November 2018. Summary of changes: What happens if the application is received by INZ before 5 November, but not processed until after? If you are applying o

Folk and Sufi Night 2018

Legal Associates proudly sponsored the ‘Folk and Sufi Night 2018’ on Saturday 20 October 2018 at the packed Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. Arif Lohar from Pakistan and Kanwar Grewal from India performed to packed audience and enthralled with their performances. Both artists are well known for being legends in the genre of Punjabi folk and Sufi music in the Indian subcontinent. Overall we witnessed a great event in which people from the Subcontinent got together to celebrate their shared heritage. This was the first event of it’s type in New Zealand and we are proud of having sponsored this event. Legal Associates as always is at the forefront in the celebration of the heritage of various


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