Sneesby v Southern Response

The elephant in the room: when does full and final settlement mean exactly…


Is there a legal burden of proof in employment investigations?

The Court of Appeal addresses the standard of proof imposed on an employer when…


OHL Ltd v Johns – Spoliation of evidence and date for assessment of loss

The High Court has issued judgment against unprincipled trustees who sold a…


Body Corporate 378351 v Auckland Council & Ors [2020] NZHC 1701

“Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process”— GEORGE…


Taylor v Asteron Life Ltd [2020] NZCA 354 – Post contractual obligations of utmost good faith

“Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth.Sooner or later that debt is…


Defective repairs: to pay or not to pay – how Evans v IAG let us down

Evans v IAG New Zealand Limited [2020] NZHC 1326The purpose of the Earthquake…


Leota v Parcel Express Limited & Anor [2020] NZEmpC 61

The fundamental economic reality of independent contractors in low skill…


Leaky Building Exclusions: Court of Appeal says wait and see

Local Government Mutual Funds Trustee Ltd v Napier City Council [2019] NZCA……


Robt. Jones Holdings Ltd v McCullagh [2019] NZSC 86

When will it ever end?Bob Jones was in the news again recently, not as might be…


You shoal not pass!

Uncharted Shoals, Passage Planning and Unseaworthiness in Alize v Allianz (The…