Privacy Act 2020 to come into force on 1 December 2020

The Privacy Act 2020 will come into force on 1 December 2020. The reforms in…


Shining a light for NZ? UK test case on Business Interruption claims and Covid-19

IntroductionThe Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on many…


A Sting in the Tail? 127 Hobson Street Limited v Honey Bees Preschool Limited

The Supreme Court has delivered an important decision on the law of penalties…


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…


Attorney-General v Strathboss Kiwifruit Ltd

IntroductionDuring lockdown the Court of Appeal released its decision in…


Really? The Final Chapter in Lodge v Commerce Commission [2020] NZSC 25

Really?The Supreme Court has written the final chapter in the Lodge/TradeMe…


Mexican Stand-off: Frustrated Contracts and the Lockdown

What are parties’ rights and obligations where the lockdown prevented both…


COVID and Court Delays

Court says roll up your sleeves and get on with it In Short The demand on the…


Take it to the Limit

An Unbreakable Right?A shipowner’s right to limit liability is a well-known…


Making the most of expert evidence

What is expert evidence and when is it necessary?Judges often need to make…