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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: Litigation – Litigation Funding - The Supreme Court Rules

06 Mar 2014

The recent decision of the New Zealand Supreme Court in Waterhouse v Contractors Bonding Ltd is likely to see an increase in commercial funding of litigation of individual claims (as distinct from class actions)...

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FYI: Litigation – Litigation funding

24 Oct 2012

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Contractors Bonding Ltd v Waterhouse has brought some clarity to the issues surrounding the court's role in supervising third-party litigation funding...

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Q&A: Commercial Litigation – Trans-Tasman Proceedings: A Narrowing "Ditch"

14 Sep 2010

On 24 July 2008 the New Zealand and Australian Governments signed the "Trans-Tasman Agreement"; an agreement setting up...

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FYI: Publicly Speaking – Liquor Licensing for Party Buses: Reporting on the Oddballs and Marshall cases

01 Mar 2010

The High Court has recently ruled that a district licensing agency may not issue special licences to operators of charter bus operations in Christchurch, involving consumption of bring-your-own liquor...

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FYI: Naturally Resourceful – The Law Commission's view on 'Alcohol in our Lives' - a Local Authority perspective

03 Sep 2009

On 30 July 2009, the Law Commission released an issues paper 'Alcohol In Our Lives' which reviews the regulatory framework relating to the sale and supply of liquor...

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