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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


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


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


Insuring against dishonest employees
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 26 2016

Banks and other financial institutions usually rely on internal controls to prevent or identify dishonesty by employees. However, given the often


New Zealand: Christchurch earthquakes - rights of election and effect of delay: Tower Insurance Ltd v Domenico Trustee Ltd
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • New Zealand
  • February 18 2016

In our October 2015 bulletin, we considered three cases arising out of the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 which considered the meaning of


Insurance Case Law Update
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • December 17 2015

Right to acquire another property capped at the cost of rebuilding the insured property on the existing site. Notional cost of rebuild includes an


Court lays out broker's role in business interruption insurance
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • October 30 2015

A UK Court has distilled a series of principles from insurance case law to guide brokers on their obligations to their clients in relation to


Earthquake insurance: problems of successive events and allocation of loss
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • October 27 2015

In 2010 and 2011 the Canterbury region of New Zealand suffered several major earthquakes, resulting in severe destruction. The most devastating


New Zealand: Christchurch earthquakes meaning of “physical loss or damage” to property
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • New Zealand
  • October 22 2015

The Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 continue to produce litigation and insurance case law. Some of these cases have considered the meaning


Supreme Court clarifies effect of arbitration agreements on court's jurisdiction
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • July 28 2015

The Supreme Court has clarified the meaning of Article 8(1) of Schedule 1 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and answered the question of how agreements to