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ACC Fundamentals 2021 - Online CPD

Hazel Armstrong
Hazel Armstrong Law
Peter Sara
Peter Sara Lawyer

Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $91 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $121 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 60 minutes

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) scheme introduced a completely “no fault” approach to personal injuries. This webinar is aimed at beginning to mid-level practitioners either contemplating or already practising in this key area.

The presenters will address the fundamentals to help ensure that you are able to provide your clients with robust advice that enables them to navigate the subtleties and complexities of the ACC scheme.

In particular, the webinar will cover:

  • A brief introduction to ACC
  • What is ACC work
  • Case studies illustrating the benefit to the client of having a lawyer involved
    – Occupational diseases
    – Treatment of injuries
    – Historical sexual abuse
  • What are the costs involved? – medical report (and how do you get a medical report)
  • How is it paid for?
Please contact us if you use a dial up internet connection.

Learning objectives

After this module you will:

  • Have a better understanding of ACC work and the types of cases you could be involved with.
  • Understand the costs that can be incurred.
  • Feel more confident with giving advice to clients.


Authors: Hazel Armstrong, Peter Sara
Published: 10 March 2021
Pages: 22


Accident compensation seems to be one of those few areas of legal practice which affects the day to day lives of most people (including clients and their lawyers), yet is at the same time too often passed over as too complex, or uninteresting, or otherwise outside the general legal practitioner’s daily diet.

There is a public perception, and one which is held by some lawyers as well, that the uniquely New Zealand “no fault” ACC scheme means it is a “no litigation” scheme. That perception is both wrong and unfortunate. The inspiration for this webinar is to give lawyers a good basic understanding of the accident compensation system, which is primarily a legal system, and to illuminate the opportunities for developing a practice in the area.

PowerPoint Presentation

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