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Legal update on Insolvency law - December 2018

Australia, Global, New Zealand, United Kingdom - December 13 2018 The High Court considered for the first time an application by Reserve Bank of New Zealand (the…

Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, David Perry, Jan Etwell, Kelly Paterson, Matthew Triggs, Myles O'Brien, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Scott Abel, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

No requirement for regulator to treat all equally

United Kingdom - December 3 2018 The English Supreme Court has declared that equal treatment is not a distinct principle of administrative law, in R (on the application of Gallaher…

Anita Birkinshaw, Bridgette White, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

MPI unlawfully seized fruit trees

New Zealand - December 3 2018 Several companies involved in commercial fruit production successfully brought judicial review proceedings against the Director-General and officials…

Anita Birkinshaw, Bridgette White, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

Unlawful removal of a trustee

New Zealand - December 3 2018 In Waho v Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust [2018] NZHC 1935, the High Court quashed a decision by the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust (Trust) to remove Mr…

Anita Birkinshaw, Bridgette White, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

Supreme Court quashes order to sign on the dotted line

New Zealand - December 3 2018 The New Zealand Supreme Court overturned prior Court of Appeal and High Court decisions concerning shareholders' rights in Baker v Hodder [2018] NZSC…

Anita Birkinshaw, Bridgette White, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.