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The amenability of private school decisions to judicial review
The question of whether private school decisions are amenable to judicial review has yet to be answered in New Zealand.
New Zealand
13 Sep 2019
Dealing with NZTA disputes – cooperate or litigate?
A cooperative but cautious approach to your dealings with the NZ Transport Agency may often yield more positive results.
New Zealand
26 Jul 2019
Family Protection Act: (un)enforceable contracting out provisions
A contractual clause that attempts to prevent one party from exercising rights under the FPA is void and unenforceable.
New Zealand
31 May 2018
Is it OK to collect biometric data from workers?
Employers need to consult with employees and obtain their consent before introducing the collection of biometric data.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2018
Do councils now owe a duty of care to building developers?
The case appears to entrench the courts' expansion of a duty of care owed by councils to all forms of building owners.
New Zealand
18 Jan 2018
Relationship property reform – have your say
The Law Commission wants to know what you think about the Property (Relationships) Act and whether reform is needed.
New Zealand
9 Nov 2017
Supreme Court clarifies when litigation funding amounts to an abuse of process
The Supreme Court has once more confirmed that litigation funding agreements are not themselves objectionable.
New Zealand
18 Oct 2017
The Arbitration Amendment Bill 2017
This 2017 amendment bill provided an important opportunity to affirm Government support for arbitration in New Zealand.
New Zealand
11 Jul 2017
Arbitration of trust disputes: a new frontier
The Arbitration Amendment Bill 2017 alleviates uncertainty and brings trust disputes clearly under the ambit of the Act.
New Zealand
20 Jun 2017
Is self-representation in court a good idea?
Self-representation, or going to court without a lawyer, will allow access to court, but you may not access justice.
New Zealand
8 Jun 2017
The importance of complying with court orders
The rule of law in New Zealand involves honouring court orders to uphold and protect the administration of justice.
New Zealand
22 Mar 2017
Reopening an insurance cash settlement agreement? Supreme Court says no!
NZ courts are reluctant to reopen a settlement agreement unless there has been deception, duress, or misleading conduct.
New Zealand
22 Mar 2017
Injured player decides to sue – the right thing to do?
It is becoming more and more common that dangerous play is not being tolerated and will be met with severe penalties.
New Zealand
22 Mar 2017
Health & safety issues arising from the 14 November earthquake and aftershocks
From a health and safety point of view, your obligation is to do whatever is reasonable to eliminate or minimise risk.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
Exclusion of improperly obtained evidence in civil proceedings
The Supreme Court held that NZ courts do have jurisdiction to exclude improperly obtained evidence in civil proceedings.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
Can a settlement agreement ever be set aside?
This UK decision is significant, as an insurer may seek to reopen a settlement agreement if fraud can later be proven.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
Effective use of arbitration agreements and dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts
Dispute resolution clauses and arbitration agreements are rarely excluded from commercial contracts these days.
New Zealand
16 Mar 2016
Arbitration clauses and summary judgment: what to do when you don't think there is a dispute
Those drafting arbitration clauses should discuss with parties upfront whether or not they want to have summary judgment.
New Zealand
26 Jan 2015
Director´s Liability, Leaky Homes And The Tortious Duty Of Councils
In the recent "Leaky Homes" case of Dicks v Hobson Swan Construction Limted & Ors, Baragwanath J, HC Auckland, CIV 2004-404-1065, 22 December 2006, the High Court awarded Hobsonville homeowner Colleen Dicks a total of $250,900 to meet the cost of repairing her 12 year old house, to compensate her for three years of distress and to meet the costs of her expert witnesses ($29,684.43).
New Zealand
4 Jul 2007
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