The Permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal: Essays on the First 50 Years

The Permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal: Essays on the First 50 Years

By: Rick Bigwood (editor), Evans Evans (contributor), Julie K. Maxton (contributor), Philip A. Joseph (contributor), Peter Watts (contributor), Stephen Todd (contributor), Tony Smith (contributor), Nicola Peart (contributor), Henaghan Henaghan (contributor), Ivor Richardson (contributor)Hardback

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This volume of essays celebrates the first 50 years in the life of the New Zealand Court of Appeal. The move, in 1958, to a Court of Appeal comprising permanent appellate judges was an important landmark in the development of New Zealand law. The chapters highlight areas where the Court of Appeal has made a significant contribution to New Zealand and wider Commonwealth law, showing how the Court's jurisprudence has both reflected and contributed to resolving some of the pressing issues of the times.They are a critical reflection on the changing work and achievements of the permanent Court over the past half-century. In addition to recording the perspectives of a former President on the Court's achievements, the essays in this volume deal with such varied topics as: the role and use of precedent by the Court of Appeal; the Court's contribution to Commonwealth administrative law; criminal appeals; relationship property; accident compensation and tort litigation; company law; equity in commercial dealings; and the rights of Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.

About Author

Rick Bigwood is Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, and Director of the Research Centre for Business Law.


1. Precedent in New Zealand's Permanent Court of Appeal Jim Evans 2. The Contribution of the Court of Appeal to Commonwealth Administrative Law Philip A Joseph 3. Fifty Years of Criminal Appeals in the Permanent Court of Appeal ATH Smith 4. Relationship Property Appeals in the New Zealand Court of Appeal 1958-2008: The Elusiveness of Equality Mark Henaghan and Nicola Peart 5. The Court of Appeal, Accident Compensation and Tort Litigation Stephen Todd 6. Company Law and the Court of Appeal 1958-2008 Peter Watts 7. Equity in Commercial Dealings JK Maxton 8. The Court of Appeal and Indigenous Rights: From Ninety-Mile Beach to Ngati Apa RP Boast 9. The Permanent Court of Appeal: Surveying the 50 Years Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson

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  • ISBN13: 9781841139623
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 404
  • ID: 9781841139623
  • weight: 740
  • ISBN10: 1841139629

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