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Local Government Elections? Who cares?

Before you go to sleep, consider this – that there are schools in South Auckland that would give you, as a Maori or Pacifica student, only a 1 in 5 chance of obtaining NCEA Level 1. That means, of course, that 4 out of 5 fail. NCEA Level 1 is concerned with very basic reading […]

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Brexit and You

“Alea iacta este” (the die is cast), is the Latin phrase attributed to Julius Ceasar as he led his army across the Rubicon river into Northern Italy in 49 BC.   England has now crossed its own Rubicon, in voting to leave the EU. While no one really knows what the effects of this decision will […]

Grumpy Old Men

It must be a measure of age when you start complaining about the things you recall your father used to complain about.   The next measure of age is when you start seriously considering the same solutions that your father used to bang on about.  I appear to have reached that point… This all came about […]

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Timing is everything

It can be a very frustrating experience to be instructed by a client, only to find that the best claim is now too late, barred by the provisions of the Limitation Act 2010, or the myriad other rules determining when a matter is out of time. A recent case before the Court of Appeal sets […]

Judicial review – the Lucan Battison case

This weeks article involves discussion and analysis of (Battison v Melloy & Anor [2014] NZHC 1462) and the subsequent Judicial review. In June this year, Lucan Battison, a 16 year old student from St John’s College in Hastings, took his school principal and board of trustees to the High Court for suspending him for having long hair, […]

Change the rules and you change the value – for better or worse.

Queen City Law have published a new Dispute Resolution article to the Law Library by Ross Dillon. The author Ross has been a partner and litigator in a leading mid-sized Auckland firm for almost a quarter century. In this article Ross explains how the changes to the District Court Rules, how they differ from the […]

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Unpaid update

Queen City Law have published a new commercial law article to the Law Library by Ross Dillon. In this article Ross examines the Court of Appeals rulings on companies in distress. Read Ross’s full article as a tablet and print friendly PDF here. It can be hard to pay the bills when a company is […]

Where there’s a Will, there’s a Relative – Deceased Estates

Life has two certainties, death and taxes.   Claims against estates are an inevitable consequence of the former, and that inevitability has lead over the years to a number of statutes that have clarified the rights to claim. In our latest post to the Law Library by Ross Dillon explores the some of the issues that […]

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