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Legal update on Insolvency law - December 2018

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

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


New public interest defence to defamation

New Zealand - December 3 2018 The Court of Appeal in Durie v Gardiner 2018 NZCA 278 broke new ground in revising the law relating to defamation, recognising the existence of a...

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


Feltex prospectus contained untrue and misleading revenue forecast

New Zealand - December 3 2018 In Houghton v Saunders 2018 NZSC 74 the Supreme Court held that a revenue forecast in a prospectus was an untrue statement for the purposes of the...

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


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...

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


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...

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