Dispute Resolution

July 2014

FYI

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FYI: Environment, Energy & Natural Resources – "Getting ahead of the game" - comments on the final fracking report

10 Jun 2014

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) released her final report on hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking") and regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry on 4 June 2014...

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FYI: Litigation – Major reform of the District Courts Rules - Again

05 Jun 2014

The District Courts Rules underwent major reform in 2009, and are now being changed again. The introduction of the District Courts Rules 2009 saw a move away from traditional litigation processes, to a more settlement-focused process that aimed to be user-friendly...

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FYI: Banking & Finance – Lenders Beware! Significant changes for consumer credit contracts and guarantees

29 May 2014

Lenders are facing significant and broad-ranging changes following Parliament’s passing of the third reading of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Bill on 27 May 2014. Following royal assent, the changes will become law...

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FYI: Environment, Planning & Resource Management – Coro Mainstreet Inc v Thames-Coromandel District Council

15 Apr 2014

The Court of Appeal has signalled that the 2009 RMA amendments may require a rethink of the Discount Brands approach to notification, including increased scope for non-notification and a reduction in the intensity of judicial review of non-notification decisions...

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