Professor Ursula Cheer, Dean of Law, University of Canterbury

Privacy, harassment and press freedom – the final PJS decision

Professor Ursula Cheer, Dean of Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, comments on the PJS v News Group Newspapers case. This blog follows up on my previous post about the recent UK privacy case where a married celebrity with children obtained an injunction which prevents the UK media from naming him as involved in a ‘threesome’ romp. The case ...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 - July - Oct 2016

Legal Research Webinars – New Dates Available – July – Oct 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 Tip – Sorting Case Law Results by Court

Westlaw NZ provides the option to sort case law search results by court. This includes superior to lower or lower to superior. To demonstrate this start by conducting a case search. Step 1:  Click on the Cases template from the Westlaw NZ homepage. Step 2: Type in your search terms e.g. “personal injury” /10 “work related” into the ...more

Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie EEO Trust CEO

Worker wellbeing—Workers reluctant to report bullying

Workplaces are taking bullying seriously, but workers are still reluctant to report bullies, according to a new EEO Trust (now Diversity Works) survey on the issue. Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie takes a look at the findings. WORKERS ARE RELUCTANT to report workplace bullying when they are the target, according to an EEO Trust survey. Close to half ...more

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Legislation – Past, current and future

If you’re involved in legal research you’ll appreciate the value of being able to easily access past, current and future versions of legislation from one place. Now in Westlaw NZ that is exactly what you CAN do.  We’ve added a new feature:  FUTURE VERSIONS.  This makes searching for comparative versions of legislation literally a one-stop-shop. Here’s ...more

John Ross - Unit Titles Manual 2nd Edition co-author

Unit Titles: Are we safe yet?

The Unit Titles Act 2010 was an attempt to address the gaps and inadequacies of the Unit Titles 1972. While the changes it brought were welcome, it soon became apparent that more were necessary. Evolving – the law managing medium/high density housing As New Zealanders move from traditional suburban, stand-alone “quarter acre pavlova paradises” into ...more

WorkSafe's legal advisor answers questions about the new Health & Safety At Work Act

WorkSafe’s legal advisor answers questions about the new Health & Safety At Work Act

SafeGuard asked WorkSafe New Zealand‘s Chief Legal Advisor, Mike Hargreaves, a couple of questions about the Health & Safety At Work Act: SG: What approach is the regulator taking to the enforcement of the new HSW Act as it beds in over the first 6 months? MH: WorkSafe has been taking a balanced approach since the ...more