Some interesting snippets coming out of the aftermath of the recent earthquake and aftershocks.
Forsyth Barr were caught out in Christchurch in 2011 when they couldn’t get back into their building to access paper documents that were not in electronic form. As a Forsyth Barr director said” you have to assume you will never get back in.” Forsyth Barr arranged for computers and a place for their staff to work but couldn’t replace the original documents stuck in their condemned building in Christchurch. They did however put a plan in place that worked for them this time when their Lower Hutt office was closed after the 14 November earthquake.
Some legal firms in Christchurch only had paper copies of wills and lost them in 2011. How embarrassing!