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Update on Contract 2024

Update on Contract 2024
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A review of significant developments since the 2022 NZLS CLE Update on Contract seminar.

Contract law is at the heart of commercial law and practice. A sound up-to-date knowledge of the area is essential for all lawyers.

This seminar will address recent developments in contract law in a practical manner, including:

  • Interpreting written and oral contacts
  • Implied terms
  • Contractual discretions, obligations of good faith
  • Exception clauses
  • Cancellation
  • Misrepresentation/FTA claims
  • Frustration, force majeure
  • Damages.

In addition to reviewing recent New Zealand developments, the seminar will consider decisions from other common law jurisdictions which are likely to be relevant to New Zealand contract law.

Learning objectives

After attending you will have up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in contract law and their practical consequences.

Who should attend

All general practitioners, property and commercial lawyers, and all lawyers involved in dispute resolution.


  • Seminar : 2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Live web stream: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Live web stream registrations registration closes – 9.00am 11 April


Seminar: The presenter will share practical advice, providing opportunity for questions and discussion.
Live web Stream: For information on what is required to participate in the live web stream, click here.


Please indicate your selection upon registration:

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be couriered to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and your hard copy will be couriered to you* - additional $30 charge


Fee (incl GST)


  • $325 - Law Society members & associate members
  • $425 - Non-members
  • Live web stream Study Group: 2.5hr - $749 (up to 4 people), 2.5hr - $849 (5+ people) - more info
  • 2+1 Live web stream registrations - more info (must be arranged at time of booking)

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the Multiple Registration button below or Click here
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Christchurch 9 April - Cancelled
Wellington 10 April
Auckland 11 April
Live Web Stream 11 April
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Paul David KC 83X96 Paul David KC
Eldon Chambers, Auckland

Paul is an experienced leading counsel. While his work now generally centres on commercial disputes, he maintains a broad practice. Paul has a career-long specialist practice in maritime and trade law where the timely and accurate application of the principles of contract law is central to the work. For more information see pauldavid.co.nz

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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