Current FYIs

October 2014

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FYIs are articles that consider current issues, law changes and significant court decisions. To suggest a topic for a future FYI, please click on the 'Suggest an FYI' page on the left hand navigation bar. To receive FYIs via email on your choice of topic, please click on 'register to receive our publications' at the end of this page.

FYI: Local Government – The Thames-Coromandel Freedom Camping Bylaw - a victory for local preferences

29 Sep 2014

Last month the High Court issued its decision in judicial review proceedings brought by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association challenging the validity of the Thames-Coromandel District Council Freedom Camping Bylaw 2011...

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FYI: Sales & Marketing – Are your headline statements misleading

23 Sep 2014

The Court of Appeal has recently released its precedent setting Godfrey Hirst v Cavalier Bremworth decision...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Sex Wax sells: Court of Appeal surfs in to clarify trade mark “awareness”

15 Sep 2014

Intellectual property is often referred to as a 'sexy law' (mainly by intellectual property lawyers…). It involves cool brands, valuable trade secrets and state of the art technological advancements...

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FYI: Resource management – Paki (No 2) – The Supreme Court rules on riverbed ownership

04 Sep 2014

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Paki v Attorney-General (No 2) leaves the law on riverbed ownership uncertain, and is likely to lead to further litigation and political lobbying...

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FYI: Tax and Charities – The Supreme Court's Greenpeace Decision

27 Aug 2014

Charitable & "political" purposes are no longer mutually exclusive... But has the Supreme Court really brought clarity to the law of charity?...

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