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Brian Newbery v AA Insurance Ltd [2015] NZHC 2457 This judgment is for an earthquake case with a difference; it is the first based on a contents policy. Background Mr Newbury and his wife are collectors of Lladro figurines. These were displayed around their home, including on a mantelpiece, in More »
In this edition we look at: Big fines now also for “little” offences: a brief look at how fines for minor effluent discharges are on the increase. Effluent discharge fines and low payouts: we consider the level of effluent fines in view of the current low dairy payouts. Can dairy cows More »
After a number of years in the making, Parliament has now passed the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 ( HSW Act ). The HSW Act will come into force on 4 April 2016. History of the HSW Act In 2013, the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety released a report recommending an overhaul More »
The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee has released its report today on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. The following changes to the Bill have been recommended by the Select Committee: flexibility for how firms can meet their worker participation obligations, particularly for More »
Two recent judicial review cases provide helpful guidance on the scope of the ground of unreasonableness and on powers of search and seizure. The first is the very public and controversial challenge to the decision by the Department of Corrections to refuse Scott Watson an interview with a More »
A new Act to focus on recovery and regeneration is proposed to replace the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 ( CER Act ), when it expires on 18 April 2016. The Bill will continue some of the Government’s powers, but also keep various safeguards. The Christchurch earthquakes have caused More »
Harmful Digital Communications Act The Harmful Digital Communications Bill has been passed into an Act of Parliament. The Bill was a response to public concerns regarding cyber-bullying and harassment. As previously reported by Duncan Cotterill, the Bill creates a new criminal offence for More »
In recent years there have been a number of significant natural disasters, most notably the Canterbury earthquakes, but also the Seddon earthquakes and flooding and landslips in various regions throughout the country. These events have put the spotlight on the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 ( EQC More »
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has handed down his decision on whether the shape of Nestlé’s KIT KAT four finger bar shape qualifies for trade mark registration in the United Kingdom. The AG’s view was that the shape did not qualify for registration (see here for More »

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