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The Permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal

Essays on the First 50 Years

Editor(s): Rick Bigwood
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Published: 14-05-2009
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 404
ISBN: 9781841139623
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £120.00
Online price : £108.00
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About The Permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal

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.

Table Of Contents

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


“I recommend that this work should be sought out by the appellate council... Familiarity with this useful work's content will add to their knowledge of the appellate process. It should be held in larger firms, chambers and law libraries.” –  John Rowan, New Zealand Law Journal

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