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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What will your law firm look like in the future?

Professor John Flood, Director of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, is the keynote speaker for the Future of Law Summit to be held in Auckland on 22 November.  He publishes blog posts; Random Academic Thoughts (RATs) covering a range of issues  including the future of law firms on his website  Ahead of the November summit ...more

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Westlaw NZ Mobile Friendly – Coming Soon

We would like to advise that Westlaw NZ will shortly be mobile friendly. We will apply responsive design to the site allowing optimal use on all devices including tablets and mobile phones. Users will not be required to download a separate application or go to a new mobile site. Access to the current site ...more

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Bullying in the workforce

Andrew Scott-Howman discusses the need for a knowledgeable, independent investigator On 4th April 2016 the new Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) came into force, giving broad responsibilities to employers, including having to take reasonable steps to safeguard their employees from harm which may arise as a result from bullying in the workforce.  Since specific guidelines ...more


When common sense is in short supply

John Green,  professional arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator discusses what is likely to go sideways between bodies corporate and owners Common sense is supposed to be, like its name suggests, common. The implication is that everybody has a quota of similar sensible thinking influencing their decision making and behavior, and if used, the result will be ...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