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Commercial eSpeaking - Summer 2017
  • James & Wells
  • New Zealand
  • January 31 2017

The new Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Act 2015 (CCCFA Amendment Act) which came into full effect in mid-2016 has tightened rules


High Court examines insurance cover across two policies
  • Jones & Co
  • New Zealand
  • January 3 2017

The High Court recently issued a decision regarding the coverage offered to the directors and general manager of a trust fund management company by a


A contractual duty of good faith: Young v Tower Insurance Ltd 2016 NZHC 2956
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • December 23 2016

A High Court judge has held that a mutual duty of good faith is implied in every insurance contract. Damages may be awarded for breach of that duty


Insurance Case Law Update - September 2016
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • September 19 2016

Supreme Court overturned Court of Appeal’s finding that a law firm’s negligence did not cause loss. The firm ought to have inquired into client’s


Supreme Court to consider whether mistake can undo settlement agreement
  • Jones & Co
  • New Zealand
  • August 9 2016

The Court of Appeal decision in Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd has been praised as a victory for parties that have a


Insurer not bound by settlement between home owners and Earthquake Commission
  • Jones & Co
  • New Zealand
  • June 21 2016

Natural disaster cover under household insurance cover is often payable only to top up what the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has paid


Going to Market - consumer law update - June 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 14 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more


A common issue for a common claim
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 20 2016

Southern Response Unresolved Claims Group (Group) sought to bring a representative claim against Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd (Southern


Accepting risk of a mistake under an agreement
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 20 2016

The Court of Appeal decision of Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd 2016 NZCA 67 recently considered the degree to which a


Earthquake cases keep New Zealand Courts busy
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • May 4 2016

Commercial buildings in New Zealand are insured under what is called a Material Damage Policy (also known as an Industrial Special Risks Policy in