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Online CPD - Civil Litigation Package (1) - 5 CPD Hrs

NZ $510.00

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $410 - NZLS members and Associate members (usually $501)
  • $510 - Non-members (usually $631)

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Online CPD Modules

Modules will be available to access within 2 business days - you will be notified by email. 

Statutory Interpretation Update - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: June 2016
  • Authors: Ross Carter, Jason McHerron

Statutory interpretation is of central importance to all lawyers. This vital seminar will provide a refresher for all barristers, solicitors, in-house and other lawyers who interpret and apply legislation in their private or public practice.

There have been many cases, and two major texts published Subordinate Legislation in New Zealand (2013) and Burrows and Carter Statute Law in New Zealand 5th ed (2015), since this topic was last addressed as an NZLS CLE Seminar in 2012.

It is time to stop and reflect on recent case law, to consider the current range of available tools for interpretation, and recent trends and developments in their use.

In this practical module the presenters will use examples and illustrations to cover the following topics:

Topics covered will include:
  • Statutory interpretation - what does it mean and why does it matter?
  • Text - what text is relevant, and how is text relevant, to finding meaning?
  • Purpose - why is purpose a second key driver of statutory interpretation?
  • Context - why and how does the context affect legislation’s preferred meaning?
  • Values - why and how do basic principles and values affect preferred meaning?
  • Using all the tools – how judges and others approach the task.
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Torts Update - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: April 2016
  • Authors: Andrew Barker, Professor Geoff McLay

The law of torts continues to evolve at a fast pace and it is important that you are up-to-date as possible. This practical seminar will focus on the most important recent cases and what those cases mean for your clients’ cases, and how you can better argue those cases on their behalf.

This module will consider recent court decisions and legislative changes in a practical way. It will cover the following areas of tort law:

  • What is happening in the world of torts including a brief practical review of the theory that is driving recent cases
  • Building cases and their significance for the law of torts in general
    - Limitation of actions, under the old law and the new
    - Contributory negligence and what it means to have caused your own loss
  • Contribution
  • Defamation, the Internet and harmful communications
  • Nuisance
  • Trespass, assault and battery
  • Solicitor’s negligence
  • Torts and litigation and the reality of litigation, including contingency fees and litigation funding.

In addition to reviewing recent New Zealand developments the presenters will consider decisions from other common law jurisdictions such as Australia and the United Kingdom, which will influence the way that New Zealand will decide cases.

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Making Use of Arbitration - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: April 2015
  • Authors: Mark Colthart, Royden Hindle

In terms of effective dispute resolution, going to court is costly, the process can take years, and returns can be less than what was put in. Done well, arbitration offers an efficient alternative route to a binding and enforceable outcome – not just for large commercial cases, but for civil disputes of all kinds. This module looks at the ways in which arbitration can be put to work in the everyday practice of civil litigation.

Overlooking arbitration can result in missed opportunities for practical and effective problem solving. Practitioners unfamiliar with arbitration may struggle to get off first base and facing arbitration may wonder … how on earth do I begin?

This practical module will aid those, who may in the past have put arbitration into the too hard basket.

Topics covered:
  • What arbitration is and why it is not mediation
  • Why arbitrate
  • What to do, what to think about, pitfalls and avoiding the dangers
  • What resources are available
  • What to do once you have an award.

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Online CPD - Company & Commercial Package (1) - 4.5 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

NZ $434.00

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Online CPD - Criminal Package (1) - 3 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

NZ $242.00

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