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Inquiries Act 2013

New Zealand - September 1 2014 The law relating to inquiries was reformed and modernised by the Inquiries Act 2013 (Act). The Act largely supersedes the Commissions of Inquiry Act…

Andy Glenie.

Supreme Court declares charities can be “political”, but no watershed decision

New Zealand - August 11 2014 By a 3:2 majority decision (Re Greenpeace), the Supreme Court has held that there is no longer a blanket rule preventing entities with independent…

Rebecca Rose, Willy Sussman.

Election 2014: pre-election period

New Zealand - August 3 2014 With the 50th Parliament having sat for the final time, Ministers and other MPs are now turning their attention to the election campaign. In this…

Andy Glenie.

Who owns a bribe?

New Zealand, United Kingdom - July 17 2014 The principal of the person who received it, according to a recent decision of the UK Supreme Court...

Andy Glenie.

High Court strident – contract provisions mustn’t meddle with statute or general law

New Zealand - July 9 2014 In a strident decision (Fleetwood Apartments) criticising an attempt to "meddle" with the law, the High Court has voided a $1.5 million settlement…

Rebecca Rose.