Events

Events
  • Thursday 21 September 2017Land Law Masterclass

    The area of land law is about to see some changes with a new Land Transfer Act 2017 that will come into force later in 2018. This new legislation represents a significant development in this area and implements a number of reforms to the traditional Torrens system. This seminar examines the key changes and the practical effects on the land transfer system. It will be of interest to both general practitioners and specialists in land and property law.

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  • Tuesday 12 September 2017Contract Law Masterclass

    Contract law is constantly evolving. In the last few years there have been a number of important decisions in the area of contract law made by the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, and in overseas jurisdictions. A number of recent cases have revisited rules that were thought to have been well settled. What were believed to have been established principles of law have been challenged and re-examined by the courts. This seminar brings together all of these recent cases to critically examine the differing approaches taken by the courts.

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  • Wednesday 18 October 2017New Developments in Private International Law in New Zealand

    New Zealand adopted major reform of its approach to cross-border jurisdiction in the High Court Rules 2008 and in the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010. Since then, the cross-border mobility of people and trade have confronted the courts with a range of private international law issues: in choice of law, the effect of foreign judgments and procedure. These cases raise challenges as well as opportunities for advocates. They also raise a set of recurrent common issues: what are the general principles that private international law in New Zealand is trying to protect? Where do they come from? How can these best be deployed in argument and in the development of the law? In this seminar, Campbell McLachlan QC, Jack Wass, and Jenny Cooper QC will use some key recent developments from across New Zealand private international law to offer insights – and spark debate – about how to handle the foreign element in High Court litigation.

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