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September 22, 2021
The Canary Islands and Detained Asylum Seekers

The Canary Islands and Detained Asylum Seekers:One might ask what this Spanish Island and imprisoned refugee claimants might have in common: the thought stems from the ratio of the Court of Appeal in a Hague Convention case which necessitated a return to Tenerife: ie, the parens patriae jurisdiction of the High Court's inherent jurisdiction could […]

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July 29, 2021
Incorporated Societies Law Reform

The Incorporated Societies Act 1885 was enacted to cater to the footballers of the colony, to help structure Antipodean rugby clubs. The 1908 Act was drafted by s Sir John Salmond, who drafted the Bill in reasonably stark form. As noted in Alex Frame's biography of Sir John Salmond, "The Southern Jurist", Sir John led […]

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July 13, 2021
Religious Disputes - an introduction

The manifestation of one's religious beliefs (which includes lack of said beliefs) is a fundamental right - ss 13, 15 New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966. The rules of a religious association are generally viewed as a bargain. For some time, […]

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July 13, 2021
Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill (Member's Bill 75-1: Duncan Webb)

The Clerk of the House drew 5 Members' Bills from the fabled biscuit tin on 23 September 2021. The Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill was drawn, sponsored by Christchurch lawyer and former LCRO Member Duncan Webb. The short bill reads: Section 131 amended (Duty of directors to act in good faith and in best interests […]

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