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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
The Law of Torts 7th edition, edited by Professor Stephen Todd, was launched at a function at the University of Canterbury on 27th April. The occasion also marked the 25th anniversary of its first publication in 1991. The event was attended by friends, colleagues, and professional peers of Editor Stephen Todd. Fittingly guests were entertained ...more
Former Council of Trade Unions (CTU) president Ross Wilson wrote on New Zealand’s workplace policies in issue one of Employment Today. Here he looks back over the intervening years and concludes we have failed to learn from the unsuccessful approach of the time. As a contributor to the first issue of Employment Today in 1993, ...more
In Van Essen v Attorney-General  NZSC 23, a short three-paragraph judgment, the Supreme Court has: preferred one of two conflicting approaches to the issue of when a court has jurisdiction to consider making a discretionary ‘but for legal aid’ order under s 45(5) of the Legal Services Act 2011 (2011 Act); and exercised the ...more
The spectacular rise, followed by the equally spectacular fall, of the dairy industry means arbitrator and mediator Penny Mudford is contacted more frequently to help negotiate and settle disputes. Despite what many people outside of the industry say, there is no one particular cause to blame, says Penny, for dairy farmers getting into difficulties. Certainly, ...more