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Ministry of Justice and Law Commission report finds Search and Surveillance Act "has not kept pace with developments in technology"

New Zealand - February 2 2018 The Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (Search and Surveillance Act) has not kept pace with developments in technology, according to a report published...

Seb Bisley, David Broadmore, Aaron Harlowe, Anna Bloomfield, Bridgette White, Bridie McKinnon, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Laura O'Gorman, Willie Palmer, Anita Birkinshaw, Susan Rowe.


Abuse of process in litigation funding agreements

New Zealand - December 15 2017 The Supreme Court has given new guidance on when a litigation funding arrangement will amount to an impermissible assignment of a bare cause of action...

Seb Bisley, David Broadmore, Aaron Harlowe, Anna Bloomfield, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Laura O'Gorman, Willie Palmer, Susan Rowe.


Earthquake claims, representative actions, and litigation funding

New Zealand - December 15 2017 Litigation funding arrangements continue to receive attention from the courts, including in the recent Court of Appeal decision of Southern Response...

Seb Bisley, David Broadmore, Anna Bloomfield, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Anita Birkinshaw, Susan Rowe.


Leaky home owners allowed to bring representative action

New Zealand - December 15 2017 In Cridge v Studorp Limited 2017 NZSC 178 the Court of Appeal upheld a decision by Ellis J allowing representative proceedings to be brought by...

Seb Bisley, David Broadmore, Aaron Harlowe, Anna Bloomfield, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Laura O'Gorman, Willie Palmer, Susan Rowe.


Commercial panel of the High Court commenced

New Zealand - December 15 2017 Section 19 of the Senior Courts Act 2016 establishes a specialist judicial commercial panel in the High Court. The Chief High Court Judge announced...

Seb Bisley, David Broadmore, Aaron Harlowe, Anna Bloomfield, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Laura O'Gorman, Willie Palmer, Susan Rowe.