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Commercial, Property, and Regulatory

Our broad range of responsibilities includes regulation of real estate agents, private investigators and security guards. We have a major role to play in support and advice relating to private law including:

  • censorship legislation
  • property law
  • contract law
  • wills and succession
  • trust law.

We also work with addressing questions of private international law – the domestic legal rules in each country that arise when a transaction, dispute or a relationship has a connection with two or more countries.

In this section

  • Real Estate Agents Act: Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Act, what it means for people who carry out real estate agency work.
  • Trustee Act changes: The Government has introduced legislation to ensure Public Trust does not have to shoulder the cost of stepping in to replace the trustees of failed finance companies.
  • Trusts: The Government is moving to update and improve the law governing trusts for the first time in nearly 60 years.