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Duncan Cotterill
In New Zealand. mesothelioma is seen as the result of accidental inhalation of asbestos giving rise to personal injury.
Cavell Leitch
Doubling the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunal makes it a more viable and attractive option to resolve many disputes.
Duncan Cotterill
Claimants alleged that JH building products were defective, not watertight, and did not comply with building standards.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The case confirmed the underlying rule of joinder of parties as the "pragmatism of avoiding a multiplicity of hearings".
Chapman Tripp
This decision was a significant departure from current authority and could carry large implications for in-house counsel.
Duncan Cotterill
This judgment creates a new public interest defence, replacing the defence of qualified privilege, to defamation claims.
Chapman Tripp
The decision to introduce a public interest defence to defamation claims has significant implications for NZ journalism.
Cavell Leitch
Even where decisions contain errors these alone will not give rise to a right of further appeal in the Supreme Court.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
A High Court judgment and a statutory demand for outstanding claims for landscaping work on a development were set aside.
Chapman Tripp
Liquidators cannot examine directors to obtain private financial information to judge their worth as prospective defendants.
Chapman Tripp
NZ courts must now apply the law of the jurisdiction in which the events constituting the tort occurred (with some exceptions).
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Supreme Court has once more confirmed that litigation funding agreements are not themselves objectionable.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This Law Commission Report recommends a number of sweeping reforms to the current law of contempt in New Zealand.
Duncan Cotterill
The amendments will be of interest to all civil litigation lawyers and parties involved in disputes before these Courts.
Cavell Leitch
The Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 is meant to simplify the process and reduce costs for resolving these disputes.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article summarises the rationale of the decision and provides brief comment on its implications moving forward.
Cavell Leitch
The NZ District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court are all governed by new Acts from 1 March 2017.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This 2017 amendment bill provided an important opportunity to affirm Government support for arbitration in New Zealand.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Arbitration Amendment Bill 2017 alleviates uncertainty and brings trust disputes clearly under the ambit of the Act.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Self-representation, or going to court without a lawyer, will allow access to court, but you may not access justice.
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Cavell Leitch
Doubling the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunal makes it a more viable and attractive option to resolve many disputes.
Duncan Cotterill
Claimants alleged that JH building products were defective, not watertight, and did not comply with building standards.
Duncan Cotterill
In New Zealand. mesothelioma is seen as the result of accidental inhalation of asbestos giving rise to personal injury.
Chapman Tripp
This decision was a significant departure from current authority and could carry large implications for in-house counsel.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The case confirmed the underlying rule of joinder of parties as the "pragmatism of avoiding a multiplicity of hearings".
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Supreme Court has once more confirmed that litigation funding agreements are not themselves objectionable.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
A High Court judgment and a statutory demand for outstanding claims for landscaping work on a development were set aside.
Duncan Cotterill
This judgment creates a new public interest defence, replacing the defence of qualified privilege, to defamation claims.
Chapman Tripp
Liquidators cannot examine directors to obtain private financial information to judge their worth as prospective defendants.
Cavell Leitch
Even where decisions contain errors these alone will not give rise to a right of further appeal in the Supreme Court.
Chapman Tripp
The decision to introduce a public interest defence to defamation claims has significant implications for NZ journalism.
Chapman Tripp
NZ courts must now apply the law of the jurisdiction in which the events constituting the tort occurred (with some exceptions).
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