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Wynn Williams Lawyers
The message was clear: the courts will continue to operate, though practices may need to change to limit social contact.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This decision may have settled whether service of a statutory demand by email is possible under the Companies Act 1993.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The case confirmed the underlying rule of joinder of parties as the "pragmatism of avoiding a multiplicity of hearings".
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
The respondent to the ex parte application was invited to appear without the need to file written submissions.
Duncan Cotterill
This decision certainly provides a new tool for defendants and third parties facing broad and imprecise pleadings.
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.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article summarises the rationale of the decision and provides brief comment on its implications moving forward.
Cavell Leitch
The NZ District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court are all governed by new Acts from 1 March 2017.
Cavell Leitch
Property owners could be out of time to bring court proceedings if their claims are not issued before 4 September 2017.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Self-representation, or going to court without a lawyer, will allow access to court, but you may not access justice.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The rule of law in New Zealand involves honouring court orders to uphold and protect the administration of justice.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
NZ courts are reluctant to reopen a settlement agreement unless there has been deception, duress, or misleading conduct.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Supreme Court held that NZ courts do have jurisdiction to exclude improperly obtained evidence in civil proceedings.
Duncan Cotterill
Yahoo! was fined for contempt of court, for an online news article which caused a Melbourne murder trial to be aborted.
Chapman Tripp
The judicature modernisation reforms are the most significant revamp of the court system since the Judicature Act 1908.
Duncan Cotterill
The NZ Parliament has passed a package of new legislation to modernise the New Zealand court system from 1 March 2017.
Chapman Tripp
The UK decision confirms the NZ approach but also reflects a reluctance to uphold allegations of apparent judicial bias.
Chapman Tripp
These cases reiterate that causation is an intensely factual inquiry, in which simplifications are unlikely to succeed.
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