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Restricted scope of judicial review for government procurement decisions restored by Court of Appeal

April 25 2017 The Court of Appeal recently reversed, on appeal, a High Court judgment setting aside the Ministry of Health's decision to award problem gambling…

Supreme Court clarifies effect of arbitration agreements on court's jurisdiction

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…

Email Chains: Discovery Obligations

September 30 2009 In Todd Pohokura Ltd v Shell Exploration NZ Ltd(1) the High Court considered the discovery obligations of parties to litigation with regard to the…

Service of proceedings on Facebook

January 20 2014 Although appellate authority is - understandably - thin on the ground, the position that emerges from recent cases in New Zealand, the UK and…

Cryptocurrencies as property

October 13 2020 The NZ High Court recently held that cryptocurrency constitutes property at common law and is therefore capable of being held on trust. The decision…

Steel & Tube decision: Court of Appeal rules on sentencing and determining company's state of mind

May 18 2021 After pleading guilty to 24 representative charges under the Fair Trading Act for false representations relating to seismic grade mesh, Steel & Tube…

Cryptocurrencies as property

October 13 2020 The NZ High Court recently held that cryptocurrency constitutes property at common law and is therefore capable of being held on trust. The decision…

Contractual interpretation revisited

October 6 2020 In what may turn out to be a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal recently signalled a narrowing of the approach to contractual interpretation…

Court of Appeal confirms right to cancel insurance contract for fraudulent claims

September 29 2020 A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the consequences which flow from an insured providing dishonest information in support of an insurance…

Contractual penalties: Supreme Court confirms New Zealand's adoption of recast penalty rule

July 21 2020 At first instance and then on appeal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal adopted a recast rule against contractual penalties, reflecting…