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Conference News – Building and Construction Law Conference

What does it mean when a building is declared to be earthquake prone? The recent Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016 is a timely reminder of the importance of the earthquake-prone building provisions in the Building Act 2004 that set minimum requirements for the strength of buildings. Six years have passed since the Canterbury earthquakes ...more

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Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana

Renay Taylor, Thomson Reuters NZ  Senior Product Development Manager, attended University of Otago Professor Jacinta Ruru’s Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL).  This is her account of the event. She writes… This has been a stellar year for Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui me Ngāti Maniapoto), Professor of Law at Otago University. On 1 January 2016 she commenced ...more

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The Law of Secured Credit launches

The Law of Secured Credit, by University of Otago academic Barry Allan was launched recently at a function hosted by the University and attended by friends, members of the profession, colleagues and students. The book is one of the largest bodies of academic writing completed for a first edition by a single author in New Zealand. ...more

Legal Research Webinars - New Dates Available - Dec 2016

Legal Research Webinars – New Dates Available – Dec 2016

Join us for an interactive live online legal research training session.  All training is complimentary and included as part of your subscription. All training is delivered by the Training Specialist Team via web conferencing or “WebEx”.  This method provides a quick, easy, efficient and convenient way to receive training. Simply select a course from the ...more

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Margaret Bedggood – The Legal Luminaries Project

This is the second of a series of in-depth interviews with our esteemed legal leaders; our legal luminaries.  Professor Margaret Bedggood, QSO looks back over her life in the law, speaking candidly about her achievements, offering advice for younger lawyers and discusses what she thinks are the most important legal issues right now. About The Legal Luminaries Project ...more

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Infinitylaw – software for legal practice management

A lawyer’s time is always of the essence Managing time and information are fundamental to operating a successful legal practice. For many that is achieved through a fully featured and integrated legal practice system called Infinitylaw. What is Infinitylaw? Infinitylaw is a well-respected, customisable accounting, management and marketing system you can tailor to fit the ...more

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Westlaw NZ – 2016 Release Notes

  We are excited to share with you the detail on the enhancements released to Westlaw NZ in 2016. The Westlaw NZ 2016 Release Notes are available on the Training Page. We recommend you review the release notes and update any internal training material. We hope you enjoy your enhanced Westlaw NZ experience. We encourage you ...more

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Partnership to strengthen legal research in New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and Thomson Reuters have announced a new partnership to support and promote the Faculty’s leading legal research. The partnership will support authors from the Faculty of Law who are contributing to the A to Z of New Zealand Law—a comprehensive series of topic-based texts by New Zealand’s leading ...more

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High Court Rules – Changes

There has been a recent change to the High Court Rules.  The name is now officially High Court Rules 2016, and they can now be found in Regulations of NZ and also McGechan on Procedure, in Westlaw NZ. If you have an existing quick link to the High Court Rules, this may no longer work as it did before.  You ...more

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Westlaw Access Issues – RESOLVED

We are currently experiencing unresponsiveness and slowness with our Westlaw platforms. The issue is is being investigated as a high priority incident. We recommend utilising IP Access if available to you. There is currently no ETA for a fix, all updates will be posted here. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Update: A fix has ...more

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Launch of Taxation of Property Transactions in New Zealand

The latest addition to the Thomson Reuters NZ tax commentary series was launched from the NZ Law Society in Wellington on 8th December 2016. “Taxation of Property Transactions in New Zealand” by Wellington barrister and taxation specialist Pam Davidson is the third text* in the project begun in 2013 by Thomson Reuters in conjunction with ...more