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How to Run a Resource Management Case - Webinar Package

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Judge Newhook2017 Bill Loutit 2017 Marie Dysart 2017
Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook
Bill Loutit
Partner, Simpson Grierson
Marie Dysart
Environment Canterbury
Stephen Quinn 2017 Kitt Littlejohn 2017  
Stephen Quinn
DLA Piper NZ
Kitt Littlejohn
Barrister, Quay Chambers

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Archive Presentation  l  Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $205 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $255 - Non-members

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Webinar Archive Presentation

Presentation time: 120 minutes

Practitioners in firms of all sizes who are advising companies of all types need to ensure that they remain abreast of current legal issues and developments in company law and what they mean on a practical level for their clients. There have been several major decisions in the area over the last few years which have important implications for companies, directors and their lawyers.

This seminar will consider the key recent case law and provide an update on the most important current issues in the company law arena.

Topics covered will include:

  • Directors’ duties
  • A company contracting refresher
  • Unanimous shareholder assent
  • Shareholder oppression
  • Personal liability of directors for actions taken on behalf of a company
  • Attribution of directors’ actions to a company.

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Authors: Principal Judge Laurence Newhook, Bill Loutit, Marie Dysart, Stephen Quinn, Kitt Littlejohn
Published: 30 May 2017
Pages: 66


To a degree, the material in this seminar is drawn from earlier NZLS seminar materials1 on the subject, and while I and the other presenters of the chapters take full responsibility for the accuracy of the matters put forward, we are grateful to earlier authors for such of their work as we have adopted.

This introduction (and to a large extent the rest of the booklet) assumes that the readers of it will be people with a good general grounding in the law, with perhaps some experience in other areas of litigation or dispute resolution, but with little experience in the running of a resource management case. I consider that traditional legal training does not provide adequate preparation for resource management advocacy. Although it is not now as common as it once was, one occasionally finds advocates with significant experience in the conventional courts making a maiden appearance in the resource management field – and wondering what struck them!

The late and renowned Christchurch environmental advocate Tony Hearn QC remarked upon a difference between jurisdictions, describing it in this way: “In the conventional courts facts are facts; in the planning field opinions are facts.” That is one quite elegant way of putting it. In the rest of this introduction I shall try to tease out Tony Hearn’s insight into some sort of coherent approach. It all has to do, I believe, with a difference in the nature of the central issues.


1 NZLS seminar materials of March-April 2000 by John Hardie, John Milligan and Judge Whiting.

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