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Arbitration agreement set aside where parties provided for unavailable appeal rights
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 27 2014

The New Zealand Supreme Court has unanimously reversed the Court of Appeal in finding that an arbitration agreement, expressed to be subject to


Small change, big deal
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • November 17 2014

From 6 December, people injured by an offender in the conduct of a crime will be able to receive reparation for the difference between the


Appeal court keeps merger doctrine in play for Christchurch insurance claims
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2013

The door may still be open for insurance companies to rely on the merger doctrine to limit their liability for Christchurch earthquake claims. This


The Supremes' greatest hits
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • January 22 2013

For those with an appreciation of classic music from the 1960s, the Supremes were the outstanding vocal group on the Tamla Motown label. For those


Financial Markets Conduct Act key to Supreme Court Lombard decision
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • May 8 2014

The restriction of criminal liability for false disclosure in the Financial Markets Conduct Act to deliberate dishonesty or recklessness was a key


Lessons for Christmas eve injunctions
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • December 21 2012

The obligations on a party seeking urgent interim relief in New Zealand in support of foreign arbitrations has been clarified by the High Court in a


The law commission on vexatious litigants
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • July 5 2012

The Law Commission is reviewingthe treatment of vexatious litigants as part of its review of the New Zealand court system and to improve life for the litigiously oppressed


Directors and officers lose cover for defence costs
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • September 19 2011

A shock ruling this week by the Auckland High Court casts doubt on the extent to which directors can rely on their liability cover to help pay for defence costs in criminal and civil proceedings


Law to give court procedures modern make-over
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • December 2 2013

Court processes will be streamlined and modernised, including the use of electronic technology, through legislation recently introduced into


Comply with your discovery obligations or face the consequences
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand, USA
  • June 10 2011

A recent US appeal court decision where a firm was stripped of a positive US$400 million verdict because it had destroyed documents unhelpful to its case provides a useful reminder to New Zealand businesses that their discovery obligations may arise earlier than they think and that they need to have robust systems in place