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The first sentencing under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 30 2017

It has taken over 16 months, but the first sentencing decision under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) was released last week. The


Amputation brings big fine
  • DLA Piper
  • New Zealand
  • August 28 2017

Last week the first fine was imposed on a business for breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). WorkSafe New Zealand v Budget Plastics


New test for reparation topping-up ACC
  • DLA Piper
  • New Zealand
  • May 26 2017

On 22 May 2017, a company and its director were ordered by the District Court to pay its employee $226,300 to top-up ACC in respect of future loss of


Treatment injury and hindsight
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

Later this year, the Court of Appeal will consider the proper interpretation of the treatment injury regime in the Accident Compensation Act 2001 in


ACC cover for failed sterilisation does not extend to childcare
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

J became pregnant following a failed sterilisation. ACC granted J cover for her pregnancy and compensation for the pregnancy's physical effects. J


Continued pregnancy following misdiagnosis can constitute a personal injury
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Court of Appeal has made a provisional finding that a woman's continued pregnancy following the failure of health professionals to diagnose spina


Tim Lowles
  • Squire Patton Boggs

Lisa-Jane Franklin
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors

Mere King
  • Buddle Findlay

Joss Opie
  • Buddle Findlay