Posted on 15 April 2020
On Wednesday 8 April 2020, CID hosted a webinar with Steven Moe and Kris Morrison from Parry Field Lawyers, to discuss some of the legal implications of COVID-19 for New Zealand charities. Parry Field Lawyers is based in Christchurch but has experience working with non-profit organisations across the country.
In this very engaging webinar, Steven and Kris covered issues that many organisations are facing at the moment, from 'rent holidays' to health and safety, from contracts obligations to governance liability, from employee subsidies to financial due diligence for NGOs.
Here is a list of resources they have shared with us:
- Government wage subsidy
- Paying employees
- Key legal issues for charities
- Leases and COVID-19
- Parry Field Lawyers general resources on COVID-19 related issues
- Charity Services information on COVID-19
- Mckinsey thoughts on leadership in a crisis
- Russell Reynolds thoughts on Board Leadership and Performance in a Crisis
- Institute of Directors of New Zealand on Board leadership during COVID-19
- Harvard Business article on routines when working at home
Also, Steven Moe hosts a popular podcast called Seeds, which now comprises 171 inspiring interviews, like the one with economist Shamubeel Eaqub, who shared his perspective on the crisis but also what we might build-out of this for a future that has foundations on resilience, equity, fairness, and love.
Steven Moe has worked all over the world and is a Partner at Parry Field Lawyers, with a particular focus on charities and not-for-profits as well as impact investing and companies. He is the author of “Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook” and also does a weekly podcast called “Seeds” interviewing inspiring people from across the country.
Kris Morrison is a Partner at Parry Field Lawyers, and acts for a number of not for profits, charities and social enterprises, assisting with a range of issues including property matters, commercial contract, drafting of constitutions, trust deeds and operational rules, incorporation, charitable registration and schedule 32 applications.