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22 August 2014
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Book Review: Constitutional and Administrative Law in New Zealand, 4th edition

Reviewed by Jason McHerron Twenty one years ago, Philip Joseph wrote the first specialist public law text covering constitutional and administrative law from a distinctively New Zealand perspective. In his foreword to the second edition in 2001, Lord Cooke described Professor Joseph as New Zealand’s leading public law academic, praising ... More about Book Review: Constitutional and Administrative Law in New Zealand, 4th edition.

31 July 2014
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New Book: Youth Justice in Aotearoa New Zealand - Law, Policy and Critique

Authors: Alison Cleland and Khylee Quince Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-78-6 Publication: July 2014 Price: $99.00 (GST included, p&h excluded) Pages: 283 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The authors teach a youth justice course at Otago University and have developed this work to explore the origins, principles and practices ... More about New Book: Youth Justice in Aotearoa New Zealand - Law, Policy and Critique.

29 July 2014
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New Book: The Evidence Act 2006: Act & Analysis, 3rd Edition

Authors: Richard Mahoney, Elisabeth McDonald, Scott Optican, Yvette Tinsley Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864728-61-6 Publication: July 2014 Price: $100.00 (GST and p&h excluded) Pages: 712 Format: Paperback Content The second edition was published in December 2012. The book is structured around the Act, with section-by-section commentary and analysis. The latest ... More about New Book: The Evidence Act 2006: Act & Analysis, 3rd Edition.

2 May 2014
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New Book: Constitutional and Administrative Law in New Zealand, 4th edition

Author: Philip A Joseph Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864728-43-2 Publication: May 2014 Price: $190.00 (GST and p&h excluded) Pages: 1466 Format: Paperback Content The third edition was published in 2007. Professor Joseph has updated and revised the material to incorporate all post-2007 legislation and decisions of the courts. A new ... More about New Book: Constitutional and Administrative Law in New Zealand, 4th edition.

30 April 2014
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New Book: Framing the Commons. Cross-Cutting Issues in Regulation

Editors: Susy Frankel and John Yeabsley Publisher: Victoria University Press ISBN: 978-0-864739-34-6 Publication: April 2014 Price: $50.00 (GST included, p&h excluded) Pages: 207 Format: Paperback Content This is the third and final instalment of the Law Foundation’ study of regulatory reform in New Zealand. The book contains five essays which ... More about New Book: Framing the Commons. Cross-Cutting Issues in Regulation.

30 January 2014
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New Book: Tyree's Banking Law in New Zealand, 3rd edition

Authors: Alan Tyree, Kellee Clark, Andru Isac, Simon Jensen, Charles Rickett, Bernard Robertson, Duncan Webb Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927227-50-3 Publication: January 2014 Price: $180.00 (GST included, p&h excluded) Pages: 520 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The book looks at the legislative foundation for the banking industry, the role ... More about New Book: Tyree's Banking Law in New Zealand, 3rd edition.

30 January 2014
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New Book: New Zealand Law for Marketers, 2nd Edition

Editor: Richard J Varey Authors: Andrea Bather, Susan Corbett, Fabrice Desmarais, Jagdeep Kaur Singh-Ladhar, Bram van Melle Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927227-50-3 Publication: January 2014 Price: $127.00 (GST included, p&h excluded) Pages: 674 Format: Paperback and e-book Content Headed by marketing Professor Richard Varey from Waikato University’s Management School, ... More about New Book: New Zealand Law for Marketers, 2nd Edition.

23 January 2014
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New Book: Equity, Trusts and Succession

Authors: Juliet Chevalier-Watts and Sue Tappenden Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-86472-850-0 Publication: December 2013 Price: $86.00 (GST excluded, p&h excluded) Pages: 436 Format: Paperback Content The authors are University of Waikato law lecturers. They have aimed to provide a conceptual view of the law of equity, trusts and succession which ... More about New Book: Equity, Trusts and Succession.

18 December 2013
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New Book: Relationship Property & Adult Maintenance: Acts & Analysis

General Editor: Nicola Peart Authors: Margaret Briggs, Jane Hunter, Leona McWilliam, Jacinda Rennie, Stephen van Bohemen Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864728-45-6 Publication: December 2013 Price: $120.00 (GST and p&h excluded) Pages: 727 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The bulk of the book consists of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976, the ... More about New Book: Relationship Property & Adult Maintenance: Acts & Analysis.

10 December 2013
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New Book: Forensic Science and the Law: A Guide for Police, Lawyers and Expert Witnesses

Author: Anna Sandiford Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864728-41-8 Publication: December 2013 Price: $88.20 (GST excluded, p&h excluded) Pages: 385 Format: Paperback and e-book Content Dr Anna Sandiford is a director of The Forensic Group Ltd, an independent forensic science consultancy and has appeared as an expert witness since 1998. The ... More about New Book: Forensic Science and the Law: A Guide for Police, Lawyers and Expert Witnesses.

9 December 2013
By Geoff Adlam

Book Review: Reform: A Memoir

by Sir Geoffrey Palmer Reviewed by Geoff Adlam* It is hard to find anyone who has been more influential in as many different parts of our justice system as Sir Geoffrey Palmer ‒ Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, Law Commission President, law professor, prolific legal author, co-founder of a law firm, ... More about Book Review: Reform: A Memoir.

27 November 2013
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New Book: Electoral Law in New Zealand: Practice and Policy, 2nd Edition

Author: Andrew Geddis Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-75-5 Publication: December 2013 Price: $160.00 (GST included, p&h excluded) Pages: 343 Format: Paperback and e-book Content Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis looks at New Zealand’s electoral system from a legal-procedural perspective. He says his intention is an attempt “to drag ... More about New Book: Electoral Law in New Zealand: Practice and Policy, 2nd Edition.

14 November 2013
By NZLS

New Book: McMorland on Easements, Covenants and Licences, 2nd Edition

Author: DW McMorland Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-937183-69-4 Publication: October 2013 Price: $190.00 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 280 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The content has been taken from the looseleaf Hinde, McMorland and Sim, Land Law in New Zealand. Dr McMorland’s focus is on providing an up-to-date ... More about New Book: McMorland on Easements, Covenants and Licences, 2nd Edition.

14 November 2013
By Geoff Adlam

Book Review: Te Mātāpunenga: A Compendium of References to the Concepts and Institutions of Māori Customary Law

Compiled and edited by Richard Benton, Alex Frame & Paul Meredith Reviewed by Geoff Adlam* This is a beautiful book, hard bound with an attractive cover design and its well-laid out pages illustrated with colour and black and white photos and drawings. It is everything a compendium should be: a ... More about Book Review: Te Mātāpunenga: A Compendium of References to the Concepts and Institutions of Māori Customary Law.

17 October 2013
By NZLS

New Book: The Native Land Court 1862-1887: A Historical Study, Cases and Commentary

Author: Richard Boast Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864727-65-7 Publication: October 2013 Recommended Price: $228.00 (GST and p&h excl) Pages: 1407 Format: Hardback Content This contains over 100 principal cases of the Native Land Court decided between 1862 and 1887 and from all over the country. Each case contains the full ... More about New Book: The Native Land Court 1862-1887: A Historical Study, Cases and Commentary.

14 October 2013
By Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Book Review: Subordinate Legislation in New Zealand

by Ross Carter, Jason McHerron and Ryan Malone Reviewed by Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC* A significant segment of New Zealand public law revolves around subordinate legislation. Whether the particular instruments are regulations, “deemed regulations”, orders-in-council or by-laws, their legal effect can be vital to the interests of clients and a ... More about Book Review: Subordinate Legislation in New Zealand.

18 September 2013
By Matthew Smith

Book Review: Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World

Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World edited by Susy Frankel and Deborah Ryder Reviewed by Matthew Smith* “If we desire respect for the law”, Louis D Brandeis once wrote, “we must first make the law respectable”. The New Zealand Law Foundation’s Regulatory Reform Project can be seen in ... More about Book Review: Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World.

3 September 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: Fair Trading - Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, 2nd Edition

Authors: Lindsay Trotman and Debbie Wilson Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927149-42-3 Publication: September 2013 Price: $161.00 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 378 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The authors examine 26 years of case law relating to section 9 of the Fair Trading Act 1986 and bring together the ... More about Book Published: Fair Trading - Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, 2nd Edition.

22 August 2013
By NZLS

Book published: Garrow and Kelly Law of Trusts and Trustees, 7th edition

Authors: Greg Kelly and Chris Kelly Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927149-45-4 Publication: August 2013 Price: $170 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 981 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The latest edition of this long-established treatise (first published in 1919) comes eight years after the 6th edition. The authors keep their ... More about Book published: Garrow and Kelly Law of Trusts and Trustees, 7th edition.

22 August 2013
By NZLS

Book published: Subordinate Legislation in New Zealand

Authors: Ross Carter, Jason McHerron and Ryan Malone Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927149-59-1 Publication: August 2013 Price: $126.50 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 376 Format: Paperback and e-book Content Noting that despite its “deceptive dullness” subordinate legislation is truly centre stage, the authors have produced New Zealand’s first comprehensive ... More about Book published: Subordinate Legislation in New Zealand.

22 August 2013
By NZLS

Book published: McMorland and Gibbons on Unit Titles and Cross Leases

Authors: DW McMorland and Thomas Gibbons Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927227-35-0 Publication: July 2013 Price: $149.50 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 409 Format: Paperback and e-book Content This is based on chapter 14 of the online and looseleaf publication Hinde McMorland and Sim, Land Law. Two-thirds of the book ... More about Book published: McMorland and Gibbons on Unit Titles and Cross Leases.

11 July 2013
By NZLS

Book published: Intellectual Property Law - Principles in Practice

Author: Paul Sumpter Publisher: CCH New Zealand Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864759-38-2 Publication: June 2013 Price: $84.00 (excl GST and p&h) Pages: 431 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The first edition was published in 2006. The book concentrates on the most frequently encountered issues that crop up in practice and provides references ... More about Book published: Intellectual Property Law - Principles in Practice.

1 July 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: Account of Profits

Author: Peter Devonshire Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864728-02-9 Publication: June 2013 Price: $120 (excludes GST and p&h) Pages: 194 Format: Paperback and e-book Content In a foreword, the Hon Michael Kirby says as far as he is aware, there is no exact equivalent of this book among published legal texts. ... More about Book Published: Account of Profits.

28 May 2013
By NZLS

Book published: The Law and Practice of Charities in New Zealand

Authors: Susan Barker, Michael Gousmett and Ken Lord Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-37-3 Publication: May 2013 Price: $149.50 (incl GST, excl p&h) Pages: 739 Format: Paperback and e-book Content This examines New Zealand charities law and provides guidance to lawyers and accountants who are involved in setting up, administering ... More about Book published: The Law and Practice of Charities in New Zealand.

15 May 2013
By NZLS

Book published: Recalibrating Behaviour – Smarter Regulation in a Global World

Editors: Susy Frankel and Deborah Ryder Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927149-71-3 Publication: April 2013 Price: $166.75 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 618 Content An introduction and 14 essays examine the factors to be considered when policy makers are deciding whether reform of the law is desirable. This is the ... More about Book published: Recalibrating Behaviour – Smarter Regulation in a Global World.

18 April 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: Company and Securities Law in New Zealand, 2nd Edition

General Editors: John Farrar and Susan Watson Authors: Lynne Taylor, Susan Watson, Shelley Griffiths, Matthew Berkahn, Lindsay Trotman, David Cooper, John Farrar, Doug Tennant Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864727-91-6 Publication: April 2013 Price: $190.00 (excl GST and p&h) Pages: 1399 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The first edition was published ... More about Book Published: Company and Securities Law in New Zealand, 2nd Edition.

18 April 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: Law of Family Protection and Testamentary Promises, 4th Edition

Author: Bill Patterson Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-0-927227-09-1 Publication: April 2013 Price: $149.50 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 436 Format: Paperback and e-book Content The third edition was published in 2004 and while the legislation has remained largely unchanged, the text considers a large number of cases which have ... More about Book Published: Law of Family Protection and Testamentary Promises, 4th Edition.

18 April 2013
By NZLS

Book published: Tax Avoidance Law in New Zealand, 2nd Edition

Author: James Coleman Publisher: CCH New Zealand Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864759-13-9 Publication: April 2013 Price: $110.00 (excl GST and p&h) Pages: 191 Content This examines New Zealand jurisprudence on the general anti-avoidance provision. The Ben Nevis decision and others following it are considered in detail, with discussion of the tests for ... More about Book published: Tax Avoidance Law in New Zealand, 2nd Edition.

8 April 2013
By Iain Hutcheson

Book Review: Built for Justice

By Terry Carson Reviewed by Iain Hutcheson* This delightful photographic and written record of old North Island courthouses might easily be considered a “coffee table” acquisition. However, that would bely its considerable value as an historical resource collating not only the history of the particular buildings appearing within its covers, ... More about Book Review: Built for Justice.

4 April 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: Advocacy

Advocacy Authors: Anthony Willy and James Rapley Publisher: Brookers Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864727-77-8 Publication: March 2013 Price: $88 (excl GST and p&h) Pages: 286 Content Two experienced advocates present a practical guide aimed at all advocates both in and out of the courtroom. The book first examines the personal qualities and ... More about Book Published: Advocacy.

21 March 2013
By NZLS

Book published: New Zealand Procedure Manual: High Court, 2nd Edition

Authors: Matthew Casey QC, Christopher Corry, John Faire, Sally Fitzgerald, Philip McCabe, Graham Taylor, Peter Twist Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-66-3 Publication: March 2013 Price: $194.35 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 1126 (Plus CD) Content This brings together all the High Court Rules, with commentary. The book is designed ... More about Book published: New Zealand Procedure Manual: High Court, 2nd Edition.

21 March 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: New Zealand Procedure Manual: District Court, 2nd Edition

Authors: Peter Whiteside and Anthony Willy Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927227-00-8 Publication: March 2013 Price: $149.50 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 1203 (Plus CD) Content The book presents an up-to-date consolidation of the District Courts Act 1947 and District Courts Rules 2009, with commentary. The authors aim is to ... More about Book Published: New Zealand Procedure Manual: District Court, 2nd Edition.

28 February 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: Accident Compensation Law

Author: Doug Tennent Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-30-4 Publication: February 2013 Price: $172.50 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 395 Content This book undertakes a critical analysis of New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme. Starting with an outline of the history of the scheme, the author then gives a detailed examination ... More about Book Published: Accident Compensation Law.

25 January 2013
By NZLS

Book Review: Courtroom Procedure in New Zealand: A Practitioner’s Survival Kit, 4th Edition

By James O’Donovan Reviewed by Jamie Grant* Courtroom Procedure is targeted at practitioners with little or no courtroom experience and it succeeds admirably at providing practical guidance as well as a comprehensive description of the minutiae of formalities encountered in New Zealand’s courts. Now on to its fourth edition, it ... More about Book Review: Courtroom Procedure in New Zealand: A Practitioner’s Survival Kit, 4th Edition.

25 January 2013
By John Greenwood

Campbell on Caveats

By Neil Campbell Reviewed by John Greenwood* Neil Campbell’s hardcopy version, adopted from Chapter 10 of the looseleaf and online service of Hinde McMorland & Sim Land Law New Zealand, is a quick tool for property lawyers and those involved with litigation concerning caveats. The idea of extracting a hardcopy ... More about Campbell on Caveats.

25 January 2013
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Book Published: Nevill’s Law of Trusts, Wills and Administration, 11th Edition

Author: Nicky Richardson Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-77-9 Publication: January 2013 Price: $149.50 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 620 Content The author’s intention is to continue the approach of the earlier edition authors Julie Maxton and Philip Nevill by providing a concise guide to the law of trusts, wills ... More about Book Published: Nevill’s Law of Trusts, Wills and Administration, 11th Edition.

25 January 2013
By NZLS

Book Published: Personal Property Securities Act: A Conceptual Approach, 3rd edition

Author: Linda Widdup Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-28-1 Publication: January 2013 Price: $149.50 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 437 Content The last edition was published in 2000. The author’s aim is to give a conceptual overview of the PPSA and from this to provide a practical guide to the ... More about Book Published: Personal Property Securities Act: A Conceptual Approach, 3rd edition.

22 November 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: LexisNexis Key Cases: Tax

Authors: Craig Elliffe and Emma Marr Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-54-0 Publication: November 2012 Price: $49.45 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 148 Content The target readership is “busy lawyers, accountants, and other tax professionals”. Containing summaries of 127 important New Zealand tax cases and international decision, the book is ... More about Book Published: LexisNexis Key Cases: Tax.

1 November 2012
By NZLS

Book Published – Courtroom Procedure in New Zealand: A Practitioner’s Survival Kit, 4th edition

Courtroom Procedure in New Zealand: A Practitioner’s Survival Kit Author: James O’Donovan Publisher: CCH New Zealand Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864759-86-3 Publication: September 2012 Price: $80.50 (GST incl, p&h excl) Pages: 127 Content The author shares the benefit of his long experience as both counsel and judge in New Zealand courtrooms. The ... More about Book Published – Courtroom Procedure in New Zealand: A Practitioner’s Survival Kit, 4th edition.

1 October 2012
By NZLS

Campbell on Caveats

Author: Neil Campbell Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-42-7 Publication: September 2012 Price: $92 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 131 Content A succinct guidebook on the law relating to caveats, this is a hardcopy version of Chapter 10 of the looseleaf work Hinde McMorland & Sim Land Law in New ... More about Campbell on Caveats.

27 September 2012
By Geoff Adlam

Book Review: LinkedIn for Lawyers: Connect, Engage and Grow your Business

By Kirsten Hodgson Reviewed by Geoff Adlam* Books which look at the latest international trends or developments from a New Zealand perspective are relatively rare. The appearance of Kirsten Hodgson’s guide to LinkedIn, with a substantial New Zealand flavour, is therefore particularly welcome. It will more than adequately meet the ... More about Book Review: LinkedIn for Lawyers: Connect, Engage and Grow your Business.

27 September 2012
By John Katz

Book Review: Search Orders

by John Katz QC Reviewed by Helen Dervan* For Frederic Maitland, in the early twentieth century, the greatest and most distinctive achievement in the field of jurisprudence was the development of the trust idea (FW Maitland, Collected Papers, III, 272). For Lord Denning, in the late twentieth century, the “greatest ... More about Book Review: Search Orders.

27 September 2012
By Catherine Iorns Magallanes

Book Review: Environmental and Resource Management Law, 4th Edition

Editor-in-chief Derek Nolan Reviewed by Catherine Iorns Magallanes* The third edition of Environmental and Resource Management Law was published in 2005 and has been well regarded as the authoritative text on the area and well used as a practitioners’ handbook. Since then, an online edition was published in 2008 which ... More about Book Review: Environmental and Resource Management Law, 4th Edition.

16 August 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: LinkedIn for Lawyers: connect, engage and grow your business

LinkedIn for Lawyers: connect, engage and grow your business Author: Kirsten Hodgson Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927183-41-0 Publication: August 2012 Price: $51.80 (incl GST excl p&h) Pages: 176 Content The author says she started writing this guide when a couple of lawyers asked her how they could use LinkedIn, ... More about Book Published: LinkedIn for Lawyers: connect, engage and grow your business.

16 August 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: Reputation Matters. A Practical Legal Guide for Managing Reputation Risk

Reputation Matters. A Practical Legal Guide to Managing Reputation Risk Author: Tracey Walker Publisher: CCH New Zealand Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864759-91-7 Publication: August 2012 Price: $110.00 (excl GST and p&h) Pages: 234 Content This aims to give practical guidance to lawyers on the law relating to corporate communications. Areas covered include ... More about Book Published: Reputation Matters. A Practical Legal Guide for Managing Reputation Risk.

26 July 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: Residential Tenancies: The Law and Practice, 4th edition

Author: David Grinlinton Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-877511-00-4 Publication: June 2012 Price: $92.00 (includes GST, excludes postage and handling) Pages: 328 Format: Paperback. The Author: David Grinlinton is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Auckland. Content This updates the third edition, which was published in 1998. ... More about Book Published: Residential Tenancies: The Law and Practice, 4th edition.

19 April 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: Kennedy-Grant on Construction Law, 2nd edition

Author: Tómas Kennedy-Grant QC Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-0-408717-86-1 Publication: April 2012 Price: $184.00 (includes GST, excludes postage and handling) Pages: 958 Format: Paperback, e-book. The Author: Tómas Kennedy-Grant QC practises as a mediator, arbitrator, adjudicator and legal adviser. He has 47 years’ experience in the law and was a Master ... More about Book Published: Kennedy-Grant on Construction Law, 2nd edition.

19 April 2012
By NZLS

Westlaw NZ to be launched

Any American law student or lawyer grows up in a world where one of life’s choices is LexisNexis or Westlaw – a bit like Coke or Pepsi. Both are huge databases of legal information which have been established since the 1970s. LexisNexis’s New Zealand arm has offered access to New ... More about Westlaw NZ to be launched.

19 April 2012
By John Edwards

internet.law.nz, 3rd edition

By David Harvey Reviewed by John Edwards* Imagine you were a scholar in the early 19th century and you were asked to prepare a definitive text on the legal issues associated with paper, and printing. Where would you start, and what would you cover? You might discuss the importance of ... More about internet.law.nz, 3rd edition.

10 April 2012
By Margaret Wilson

Book Review: What’s the Hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand Legislative Process 1987-2010

By Claudia Geiringer, Polly Higbee and Elizabeth McLeay Reviewed by Margaret Wilson* This excellent book is a must read for anyone interested in New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements and how laws are made in Parliament. The book resulted from research funded by the Law Foundation and conducted under oversight of the ... More about Book Review: What’s the Hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand Legislative Process 1987-2010.

19 March 2012
By Warren Pyke

Book Review: The Rule of Law

Book Review: The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham Reviewed by Warren Pyke* The late Lord Bingham chose as his subject for the Sir David Williams Lecture at the University of Cambridge in 2006 “The Rule of Law”, because while “the expression was constantly on people’s lips, I was not ... More about Book Review: The Rule of Law.

19 March 2012
By Justin Graham

Book Review: Intellectual Property in New Zealand, 2nd edition

Book Review: Intellectual Property in New Zealand, 2nd edition by Susy Frankel Reviewed by Justin Graham* Published nine years after its 2002 predecessor, the second edition of Susy Frankel’s Intellectual Property in New Zealand undertakes to update and survey the legal protections and material issues concerning intellectual property today. Broadly ... More about Book Review: Intellectual Property in New Zealand, 2nd edition.

19 March 2012
By Mary-Rose Russell

Book Review: Butterworths New Zealand Law Dictionary, 7th Edition

Butterworths New Zealand Law Dictionary, 7th Edition by Peter Spiller Reviewed by Mary-Rose Russell* Within any legal system arguably one of the most important reference works is its own law dictionary. Butterworths New Zealand Law Dictionary is our jurisdiction’s only legal dictionary and now in its seventh edition, it re-affirms ... More about Book Review: Butterworths New Zealand Law Dictionary, 7th Edition.

19 March 2012
By John Dawson

Book Review: Competencies of Trial: Fitness to Plead in New Zealand

Competencies of Trial: Fitness to Plead in New Zealand by Warren Brookbanks Reviewed by John Dawson* The law of competence (or fitness) to stand trial operates at the intersection of psychological assessment, human rights law and rules of criminal procedure. Its development has challenged the New Zealand legal system in ... More about Book Review: Competencies of Trial: Fitness to Plead in New Zealand.

22 February 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: New Zealand Employment Law Guide, 2012 edition

Author: Richard Rudman Publisher: CCH New Zealand Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864759-55-9 Publication: January 2012 Price: $78 (excludes GST and postage and handling) Pages: 462 The Author: Richard Rudman is a graduate of Auckland University and Victoria University of Wellington. He has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant, research and writer ... More about Book Published: New Zealand Employment Law Guide, 2012 edition.

22 February 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: New Zealand Master Trusts Guide, 3rd edition

General Editor: John Brown Authors: Henry Brandts-Giesen, Joanna Caen, Ivy Chen, Helen Cull QC, Lewis Grant, Susan Hall, Pieter Holl, Deborah Hollings QC, Peter McKenzie QC, Tammy McLeod, Ian Millard QC, Juliet Moses, Judith Spells. Publisher: CCH New Zealand Ltd ISBN: 978-0-864759-15-3 Publication: December 2011 Price: $126.50 (includes GST, excludes ... More about Book Published: New Zealand Master Trusts Guide, 3rd edition.

22 February 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: Law of Contract in New Zealand, 4th edition

Authors: John Burrows, Jeremy Finn, Stephen Todd. Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-927149-54-6 Publication: February 2012 Price: $178.25 (includes GST, excludes postage and handling) Pages: 960 Format: Paperback, e-book. The Authors: Dr John Burrows QC is Emeritus Professor of Law at University of Canterbury and a Commissioner at New Zealand Law Commission. ... More about Book Published: Law of Contract in New Zealand, 4th edition.

21 February 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: What’s the Hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand Legislative Process 1987-2010

Authors: Claudia Geiringer, Polly Higbee and Elizabeth McLeay Publisher: Victoria University Press ISBN: 978-0-864737-72-4 Publication: December 2011 Price: $56.00 (RRP) Pages: 177 Content The authors carried out a research project on the use of urgency in New Zealand under the auspices of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law and ... More about Book Published: What’s the Hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand Legislative Process 1987-2010.

8 February 2012
By NZLS

Sale of Land, 3rd edition

Author: Don McMorland Publisher: Cathcart Trust ISBN: 978-0-473189-39-6 Publication: August 2011 Price: $185.00 (includes GST and postage and handling) Pages: 673 Content The first edition was published in 1994 and the second in 2000. Since its first appearance 18 years ago, Dr McMorland’s work has become known to some lawyers ... More about Sale of Land, 3rd edition.

18 January 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: Civil Remedies in New Zealand, 2nd edition

Consulting Editor: Sir Peter Blanchard Authors: Andrew Barker, Andrew Beck, Maree Chetwin, Johanna Drayton, Stephen Kós, Andrew McIntyre, David McLay, Geoff McLay, Bevan Marten, Jessica Palmer, Charles Rickett, Rachael Schmidt-McCleave Publisher: Thomson Reuters ISBN: 978-0-864727-32-9 Publication: December 2011 Price: $236.00 (excludes GST and postage and handling) Pages: 889 Content The ... More about Book Published: Civil Remedies in New Zealand, 2nd edition.

17 January 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: The Leaky Buildings Crisis – Understanding the Issues

Authors: Steve Alexander and 18 others Publisher: Thomson Reuters ISBN: 978-0-864727-41-1 Publication: December 2011 Price: $40.00 (excludes GST and postage and handling) Pages: 348 Content This is a collection of essays which look at the leaky building problem in New Zealand from a range of different perspectives – in the ... More about Book Published: The Leaky Buildings Crisis – Understanding the Issues.

9 January 2012
By NZLS

Book Published: Access to Information

Authors: Graham Taylor and Paul Roth Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-877511-98-1 Publication: December 2011 Price: $92.00 (GST included, freight and handling not included) Pages: 454 Content This book is largely based on Chapter 9 of the second edition of Graham Taylor’s Judicial Review: A New Zealand Perspective. Additional material ... More about Book Published: Access to Information.

16 December 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Butterworths Family Law in New Zealand, 15th edition

Authors: Mark Henaghan, Bill Atkin, Dale Clarkson, John Caldwell Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-927149-82-9 Publication: December 2011 Price: $149.50 Pages: 1,472 Content This is a consolidation of the commentary contained in the subscription Family Law Service, which is updated six times a year. The consolidation is printed as at 1 October ... More about Book Published: Butterworths Family Law in New Zealand, 15th edition.

8 December 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: From “Real Rape” to Real Justice: Prosecuting Rape in New Zealand

Editors: Elisabeth McDonald and Yvette Tinsley Publisher: Victoria University Press ISBN: 978-0-864736-96-3 Publication: December 2011 Price: $60.00 (RRP) Pages: 565 Content This is a collection of essays. The authors were funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation and worked in collaboration with the Law Commission to research possible reforms of ... More about Book Published: From “Real Rape” to Real Justice: Prosecuting Rape in New Zealand.

8 December 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Reconstructing New Zealand’s Labour Law. Consensus or Divergence?

Author: Gordon Anderson Publisher: Victoria University Press ISBN: 978-0-864736-57-4 Publication: December 2011 Price: $50.00 (RRP) Pages: 286 Content Gordon Anderson is a Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington. This book looks at the development of the law of employment in New Zealand over the past four decades. A ... More about Book Published: Reconstructing New Zealand’s Labour Law. Consensus or Divergence?.

5 December 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Unit Titles Manual

Unit Titles Manual: A practical guide to understanding and complying with the new unit titles regime Authors: John Ross, Vesna Wells Publisher: Thomson Reuters ISBN: 978-0-864727-43-5 Publication: November 2011 Price: $49 (GST and postage and handling not included) Pages: 172 Content Designed as an easy-to-read manual and targeted at unit ... More about Book Published: Unit Titles Manual.

5 December 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Legal Aid Handbook

Authors: John Rowan QC (Consulting Editor), David More, Margaret Sewell, Steven Zindel Publisher: Thomson Reuters ISBN: 978-0-864727-40-0 Publication: November 2011 Price: $90 (GST and postage and handling not included) Pages: 602 Content Thomson Reuters says the objective of this handbook is to provide current information on the new legal aid ... More about Book Published: Legal Aid Handbook.

2 December 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Learning from the Past, Adapting for the Future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand

Editor: Susy Frankel Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927149-29-4 Publication: December 2011 Price: $132.25 Pages: 560 Content This is a collection of essays commissioned by the New Zealand Law Foundation to look at issues around New Zealand’s regulatory framework. The essays were prepared following research, discussion and a series of ... More about Book Published: Learning from the Past, Adapting for the Future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand.

1 December 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Science and the Precautionary Principle in International Courts and Tribunals

Author: Caroline E Foster Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-0-521513-26-5 Publication: 2011 Price: 70 English Pounds Pages: 375 Content University of Auckland senior law lecturer Caroline Foster looks at a range of international scientific disputes and considers how the precautionary principle can be accommodated within the rules about proof and ... More about Book Published: Science and the Precautionary Principle in International Courts and Tribunals.

23 November 2011
By NZLS

Trade Marks in Practice, 2nd edition

Author: Paul Sumpter Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-877511-60-8 Publication: November 2011 Price: $159.85 Pages: 352 Content The first edition was published in 2004. The author notes that there has been a “swarm” of tribunal hearings of IPONZ and subsequent court decisions since the first edition which commented on new ... More about Trade Marks in Practice, 2nd edition.

18 November 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Butterworths New Zealand Law Dictionary, 7th edition

Author: Peter Spiller Publisher: LexisNexis NZ Ltd ISBN: 978-1-927149-80-5 Publication: November 2011 Price: $99.50 Pages: 358 Content: The previous edition was published in December 2005. As stated in the author’s preface, the objective of this book is to provide “a basic understanding of the terms that are used in New ... More about Book Published: Butterworths New Zealand Law Dictionary, 7th edition.

27 October 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: New Zealand Charity & Legal Gazette, 36th edition

Editor: Michael Woolf Publisher: The Production House Ltd ISSN: 1179-2930 Publication: October 2011 Price: Free to the legal profession Pages: 52 Contents: First published in 1975, the New Zealand Charity & Legal Gazette contains a listing of charitable bodies and organisations, compiled to aid donors and people making wills about ... More about Book Published: New Zealand Charity & Legal Gazette, 36th edition.

5 October 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Environmental & Resource Management Law, 4th edition

Editor-in-Chief: Derek Nolan Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-927149-20-1 Publication: October 2011 Price: $195.50 Pages: 1348 Content: This is the 4th edition of a work which was first published in 1980, written by David AR Williams. Further editions followed in 1997 and 2005. The book seeks to provide comprehensive coverage of New ... More about Book Published: Environmental & Resource Management Law, 4th edition.

23 September 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Limitation Act Handbook

Author: JC Corry Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-877511-95-0 Publication: September 2011 Price: $138.00 Pages: 168 Content: This provides commentary on the new regime implemented by the Limitation Act 2010, which came into force on 1 January 2011. The book includes an introduction to limitation issues and principles, an overview of the ... More about Book Published: Limitation Act Handbook.

20 September 2011
By John Greenwood

Book Review: Unit Titles Law and Practice

LexisNexis, August 2011. ISBN 978-1-87751-173-8, 308 pages. Reviewed by John Greenwood Following on from the publication of Brookers Unit Titles Handbook 2011 by Rod Thomas, the Thomas Gibbons publication by LexisNexis provides a more comprehensive publication on the Unit Titles Act 2010 and the Unit Titles Regulations 2011 and Unit ... More about Book Review: Unit Titles Law and Practice.

20 September 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Competencies of Trial: Fitness to Plead in New Zealand

Author: Warren Brookbanks Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-877511-74-5 Publication: September 2011 Price: $138.00 Pages: 380 Content: In his preface, Professor Brookbanks says his principal aim is to provide an account of the development of the doctrine of unfitness to stand trial with particular reference to New Zealand law. He says his ... More about Book Published: Competencies of Trial: Fitness to Plead in New Zealand.

17 August 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Climate Change Law and Policy in New Zealand

General Editor: Alastair Cameron Contributors: Jonathan Boston, Carrie Lui, Martin Manning, Andy Reisinger, Vernon Rive, Sean Weaver, Teresa Weeks, Tony Wilkinson, Peter Wilson Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-877511-11-0 Publication: July 2011 Price: $172.50 Pages: 554 Content: While each chapter has different authors, this is designed to be a text rather than ... More about Book Published: Climate Change Law and Policy in New Zealand.

17 August 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Intellectual Property in New Zealand, 2nd edition

Author: Susy Frankel Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-0-408718-35-6 Publication: July 2011 Price: $150.00 Pages: 900 Content: The first edition of this work was published in 2002, jointly authored by Professor Frankel and fellow Victoria University academic Geoff McLay. The latest edition includes developments until the end of 2010. In the Introduction, ... More about Book Published: Intellectual Property in New Zealand, 2nd edition.

15 July 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Guide to Holidays and Leave, 3rd edition

Authors: Kiely Thompson Caisley Publisher: CCH ISBN: 978-0-864757-04-3 Publication: June 2011 Price: $96.60 Content: This new edition includes commentary and information on the changes introduced by the Holidays Amendment Act 2010. The guide includes a consolidated version of the Holidays Act 2003 with section-by-section comentary and cross-referencing. The guide includes ... More about Book Published: Guide to Holidays and Leave, 3rd edition.

12 July 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: A Simple Nullity? The Wi Parata case in New Zealand law and history

Author: David V Williams Publisher: Auckland University Press ISBN: 978-1-869404-84-0 Publication: 3June 2011 Price: $49.99 Pages: 287 Content: Auckland University Professor David Williams looks at the Wi Parata v the Bishop of Wellington (1877) 3 NZ Jur (NS) SC 7 case which gave rise to the well-known obiter dicta that ... More about Book Published: A Simple Nullity? The Wi Parata case in New Zealand law and history.

12 July 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Local Government Law in Practice

Authors: Chris Mitchell and Dean Knight Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-877511-94-3 Publication: June 2011 Price: $161.00 Pages: 726 Content: The content is taken from the looseleaf service LexisNexis Local Government. The book contains consolidated legislation and section-by-section commentary to the Local Government Act 2002, Local Government Act 1974 provisions still in ... More about Book Published: Local Government Law in Practice.

12 July 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Modern Challenges to the Rule of Law

Editor: Richard Ekins Contributors: James Allan, Richard Ekins, Lewis Evans, John Finnis, Andrew Geddis, Justice Dyson Heydon, Philip Joseph, Michael Littlewood, Neil Quigley, Justice Philip Sales, Grégoire Webber, Paul Yowell. Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-877511-75-2 Publication: April 2011 Price: $172.50 Pages: 314 Content: This collection of essays has been written by ... More about Book Published: Modern Challenges to the Rule of Law.

12 July 2011
By NZLS

Book Published: Search Orders

Author: John Katz QC Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 978-1-877511-96-7 Publication: April 2011 Price: $149.50 Pages: 362 Content: The publisher says this is a practical guidance handbook on search orders, ancillary orders and practice and procedure generally, and is the first stand-alone New Zealand text on the subject. Originally developed as Anton ... More about Book Published: Search Orders.

10 December 2010
By NZLS

Legal Books, December 2010

Adams on Criminal Law 2011 Student Edition Author: Jeremy Finn Consulting Editor: Sir Bruce Robertson Publisher: Thomson Reuters Publication: December 2010 Pages: 686 ISBN: 978-0-86472-709-1 Content: Includes the text of the Crimes Act 1961 with commentary on key sections. Includes a Table of Cases, Table of Statutes and Regulations and ... More about Legal Books, December 2010.

10 December 2010
By NZLS

Legal Books, November 2010

Associations and Clubs Law in Australia and New Zealand, 3rd edition Author: AS Sievers Publisher: The Federation Press Publication: November 2010 ISBN: 978-1-862877-351 Content: Information on voluntary and incorporated associations in Australia, with information on New Zealand included. Price: A$39.95 (excludes postage and handling). Butterworths Crimes Act 1961, 15th edition ... More about Legal Books, November 2010.

25 November 2010
By Roger Pitchforth (Reviewer)

Arbitration

Arbitration by Anthony Willy, Thomson Reuters (2010). ISBN 9780864727039. Paperback 393 pages. $150 plus GST. When the Arbitration Act 1996 was first enacted, Judge Willy, as he then was, produced Arbitration in New Zealand. It immediately became an essential handbook for students and those practising or aspiring to practise arbitration. ... More about Arbitration.

4 November 2010
By NZLS

Legal books Sep to Oct 2010

Arbitration Author: Anthony Willy Publisher: Thomson Reuters Publication: October 2010 Content: A two-part guide. Part 1 is commentary on the Arbitration Act 1996 and relevant New Zealand and foreign case law. Part 2 gives guidance on the practice of arbitration. Price: $150.00 (excludes GST and postage and handling). Brookers Law ... More about Legal books Sep to Oct 2010.

1 November 2010
By Daniel O’Leary

How Judges Think

How Judges Think by Richard A Posner, Harvard University Press (2008). ISBN 9780674028203. US$29.95 (Amazon). Practice at the New Zealand civil bar is increasingly hazardous. Practitioners now face the risk of professional negligence suits by disappointed former clients and an ever more aggressive court costs regime. In view of these ... More about How Judges Think.

1 November 2010
By NZLS

Centenary of Brookers

Tearing pages out of books To commemorate 100 years in business Brookers has published a book, Local to Global, The History of Brookers 1910-2010, charting the history of the business. In 1908 the New Zealand Government consolidated and reprinted all of New Zealand’s statutes — previously spread across 47 large ... More about Centenary of Brookers.

1 November 2010
By NZLS

Discovering Indigenous Lands

The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies Otago University Law School senior lecturer Jacinta Ruru hopes a book she has co-authored will lead to a better understanding of New Zealand’s legal system and the politics surrounding relationships between Maori and the Crown. The book, Discovering Indigenous Lands, is described ... More about Discovering Indigenous Lands.

1 November 2010
By Selene Mize

NZ Civil Rights Handbook

The preface of Tim McBride’s New Zealand Civil Rights Handbook (Craig Potton Publishing 2010, 672 pages) declares that its primary purpose is to be an accessible first reference on New Zealand law in this area. It fulfills this purpose extremely well There are already two excellent texts covering much of ... More about NZ Civil Rights Handbook.

1 November 2010
By George Tanner QC

Statute Law in NZ 4th ed

Statute Law in New Zealand, Fourth Edition by JF Burrows and RI Carter, LexisNexis 2009. ISBN 9780408719230. $95 excluding GST, and freight and handling. The fact that Statute Law in New Zealand, first published in 1992, is now in its fourth edition and is about twice the size of the ... More about Statute Law in NZ 4th ed.

1 November 2010
By Brian Coote

Contract as Assumption

A collection of 10 essays on contract law by Auckland University Emeritus Professor Brian Coote, Contract as Assumption, has been published by Hart Publishing of Oxford. The book gathers together his major writings in the field spanning five decades. Edited and with a preface by Professor Rick Bigwood, it was ... More about Contract as Assumption.

1 November 2010
By Michael Littlewood

Taxation without Representation

Taxation without Representation: The History of Hong Kong’s Troubingly Successful Tax System, by Michael Littlewood. Hong Kong University Press, 376 pages, 2010. Hong Kong’s low-tax policy and its successes and lessons are described in this book by Dr Michael Littlewood of Auckland University’s Law Faculty. Taxation without representation: The history ... More about Taxation without Representation.