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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that mesothelioma is a personal injury caused by an accident, and that people with mesothelioma are therefore entitled to ACC cover, whether or not it was contracted at work. Background Mesothelioma is a dreadful lung cancer, which is More »
As part of its aim to improve access to justice, the Rules Committee, the body responsible for the rules of procedure in New Zealand’s courts, has released a paper setting out suggested reforms for civil litigation across the High Court, District Court, and Disputes Tribunal. These proposals More »
We recently provided an article on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, Ports of Auckland delays and spike in construction activity on the supply of building materials and shortage issues that were developing. Further reports this week have shown that this situation is worsening and is likely to be More »
Reports this week have shown that the COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to have an impact on the construction industry. When the national lockdown was imposed last year we, and others, commented that one of the effects of that, along with the imposition of border restrictions and the global More »
Class action process considered by the Supreme Court as legislation remains out-of-sight The Supreme Court has used the appeal in Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited v Ross [2020] NZSC 126 to fill the void of legislation dealing with representative claims (commonly known as class actions More »
The Supreme Court has issued a new decision, Madsen-Ries and Levin as Liquidators of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper [2020] NZSC 100, reviewing the law relating to breaches of directors’ duties. The decision sets out important guidance for company directors and their advisors More »
In the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) brought a test case on behalf of insurance policy holders against a group of six insurers to obtain clarity as to the operation of business interruption insurance for claims arising out of the COVID-19 lockdown. The circumstances of the More »
On 19 September 2020, New Zealanders will head to the polls. They will be casting their votes at the ballot not just in the General Election but also on two highly charged political and social issues: cannabis and euthanasia law reform. In the lead up to the General Election, the landscape has More »

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