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Official Information Act update
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 6 2017

In recent months there has been increased media commentary (and some criticism) about how agencies and Ministers deal with requests under the Official


Charlie Gard and the withdrawal of life-saving treatment
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • July 26 2017

The case of Charlie Gard has attracted significant international attention this year, eliciting comments from the European Court of Human Rights, the


Name suppression: where privacy rights meet good faith
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 14 2017

On first principles, human resources professionals are very good at dealing with privacy issues. The technical legal requirements, however, are not


Legal update - On the pulse: 10 health law issues to watch in 2017
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

We set out a summary of 10 health law issues that will be of interest in the coming year. 1. The DePuy case - claims for compensatory damages


Health policy to be hotly debated leading up to the general election
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

Prime Minister Bill English has announced that the General Election will be held on 23 September 2017. Health policy will, as is always the case in


CCTV and surveillance - another privacy area to watch
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

It is becoming increasingly important for agencies using surveillance technology to consider the privacy implications of that technology, including


Substance Addiction Bill passed
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

In our 'On the Pulse' update for 2016, we commented on the introduction of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill into


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


The DePuy case - claims for compensatory damages continue
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

2016 saw important progress in the DePuy litigation, which will continue in 2017. The DePuy cases involve defective hip implants manufactured by


The carer support decision - contractor or employer?
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

In our August 2016 Health Law Update, we commented on a Court of Appeal decision on the government's Carer Support Scheme. Mrs Lowe provided care for