The Permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal - Essays on the First 50 Years

Author(s): Rick Bigwood (ed.)

Law | New Zealand

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.


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  • : 9781841139623
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Hart Publishing
  • : May 2009
  • : .94 Inches X 6.14 Inches X 9.21 Inches
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  • : Rick Bigwood (ed.)
  • : Hardback
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