Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights : A Practical Guide to the Law for Every New Zealand Household.

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Do you need a lawyer when you and your partner separate? Will you automatically be disqualified if caught drink driving? Do you have to tell an employer about any previous convictions? When can you return goods and demand your money back from a retailer? The law affects everyone, almost every day, yet few people know what their rights are, how to use them, and what to do when they?re violated/ With expert assistance from barrister and journalist Catriona MacLennan, all your legal questions and concerns will be answered in simple everyday language that demystifies the law and arms you with the right information to make the best decisions. Know Your Rights is an indispensable addition to any home reference library.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 223 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0143020439
  • 9780143020431

Table of contents

Introduction; Section 1: YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR FAMILY Separation and Children, Family Property, Domestic Violence, Putting your affairs in order: powers of attorney, divorce and wills, Your child at school, Teenagers and the law; Section 2: YOUR RIGHTS AND THE CRIMINAL LAW Criminal law, Traffic offences; Section 3: YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS Your rights as a consumer, Buying a house and car, Disputes with neighbours; Section 4: YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR JOB Dealing with employment disputes; Section 5: YOUR RIGHTS IN ACTION Civil liberties: your rights and freedoms, Getting the most from your lawyer; Index
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