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Court finds RMA rezoning is not a public work

Successful application for declaration regarding assessment of compensation under the Public Works Act (PWA) - Public Works Act 1981 -  s 62-compensation compulsorily acquired land - s 2defintion “public work and ...

Prison time for Sofitel Hotel shooters

R v Reihana & Ors [2023] NZHC 580 (Moore J) Sentencing Act 2002 – sentencing starting point – multiple offenders with different roles -aggravating features – planning and premeditation – organised criminal ...

Where the law fails women

Women were once considered second-class citizens under the law. Act by Act, this has changed during the past 100 years. Yet by design, omission or simply through unexpected consequences, some laws still fail ...

Does the adversarial system serve us well?

The adversarial legal system is widely used in common law jurisdictions around the world. In theory, under this system two opposing sides, represented by lawyers, present their cases to an impartial judge or jury, ...

Does the adversarial system serve us well?

The adversarial legal system is widely used in common law jurisdictions around the world. In theory, under this system two opposing sides, represented by lawyers, present their cases to an impartial judge or jury, ...
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