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Discussion about alternative ways to resolve disputes during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst courts stand still.
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The message was clear: the courts will continue to operate, though practices may need to change to limit social contact.
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As the pandemic develops, remember 'business-as-usual' aspects of litigation, that could cause big problems if ignored.
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This decision may have settled whether service of a statutory demand by email is possible under the Companies Act 1993.
Duncan Cotterill
In New Zealand. mesothelioma is seen as the result of accidental inhalation of asbestos giving rise to personal injury.
Cavell Leitch
Doubling the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunal makes it a more viable and attractive option to resolve many disputes.
Duncan Cotterill
Claimants alleged that JH building products were defective, not watertight, and did not comply with building standards.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The case confirmed the underlying rule of joinder of parties as the "pragmatism of avoiding a multiplicity of hearings".
Chapman Tripp
This decision was a significant departure from current authority and could carry large implications for in-house counsel.
Duncan Cotterill
This judgment creates a new public interest defence, replacing the defence of qualified privilege, to defamation claims.
Chapman Tripp
The decision to introduce a public interest defence to defamation claims has significant implications for NZ journalism.
Cavell Leitch
Even where decisions contain errors these alone will not give rise to a right of further appeal in the Supreme Court.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
A High Court judgment and a statutory demand for outstanding claims for landscaping work on a development were set aside.
Chapman Tripp
Liquidators cannot examine directors to obtain private financial information to judge their worth as prospective defendants.
Chapman Tripp
NZ courts must now apply the law of the jurisdiction in which the events constituting the tort occurred (with some exceptions).
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Supreme Court has once more confirmed that litigation funding agreements are not themselves objectionable.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This Law Commission Report recommends a number of sweeping reforms to the current law of contempt in New Zealand.
Duncan Cotterill
The amendments will be of interest to all civil litigation lawyers and parties involved in disputes before these Courts.
Cavell Leitch
The Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 is meant to simplify the process and reduce costs for resolving these disputes.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article summarises the rationale of the decision and provides brief comment on its implications moving forward.
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