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

New Zealand - 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

Major changes to privacy laws: implications for New Zealand businesses

European Union, New Zealand - March 6 2018 The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full effect on May 25 2018 and will impact New Zealand businesses that do business

Duty of care owed by local authority to commissioning owner after stadium collapse

New Zealand - March 13 2018 The Supreme Court recently reversed a Court of Appeal judgment that a local authority did not owe a duty of care to a commissioning owner in issuing a

Email Chains: Discovery Obligations

New Zealand - 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

Unravelling trust assets - trustee powers deemed relationship property

New Zealand - April 29 2015 When a marriage or relationship breaks down and there are significant assets in trust structures, bitter disputes and attempts to access those trusts

Context is everything - court adopts purposive approach to runway end safety area criteria

New Zealand - March 27 2018 A recent Supreme Court judgment considered a judicial review application about the length of runway end safety areas under a proposed runway extension

Duty of care owed by local authority to commissioning owner after stadium collapse

New Zealand - March 13 2018 The Supreme Court recently reversed a Court of Appeal judgment that a local authority did not owe a duty of care to a commissioning owner in issuing a

Major changes to privacy laws: implications for New Zealand businesses

European Union, New Zealand - March 6 2018 The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full effect on May 25 2018 and will impact New Zealand businesses that do business

Supreme Court decision seen as warning for litigation funders

New Zealand - February 6 2018 The Supreme Court recently issued a somewhat controversial decision of significance in the area of litigation funding

Amendments to Evidence Act for civil litigators

New Zealand - December 12 2017 The law of evidence in court proceedings in New Zealand is contained in the Evidence Act 2006. The act codified and adapted the common law, which