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Book Of The Month: Relocation Disputes: Law and Practice in England and New Zealand

By Rob George

Oxford University Fellow and barrister Rob George looks at the different ways in which the legal systems of England and New Zealand currently deal with relocation cases, where one parent proposes to move to a new geographic location with their child and the other parent objects. The book draws on case law, literature and the views of lawyers and judges in both New Zealand and England. Dr George considers the practical differences between the two jurisdictions and analyses their good and bad points.

Hart Publishing (England), January 2014, 978-1-849464-66-6, 210 pages, paperback (e-book available in March), £45.00 (p&h excluded). Hart website:

Recent publications

Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law, 4th Edition

Edited by Cynthia Hawes

The material is extracted from the online and looseleaf publication Commercial Law in New Zealand. It is written by a team of eight authors, seven of whom are academics at the University of Canterbury. The law is stated as at 1 October 2013.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2014, 978-1-927183-85-4, 795 pages, paperback and e-book, $175.00 (GST included, p&h excluded).

NewLaw New Rules: A conversation about the future of the legal services industry

Curated by George Beaton

Described as a new genre of “thread book”, this brings together contributions from 35 authors from six countries (including English-based New Zealander Richard Burcher). The conversation began as a post on Dr Beaton’s blog on 7 October 2013 about new ways of delivering legal services. This developed into a multinational discussion on current and anticipated developments and how “NewLaw firms” are moving from the traditional business models.

Beaton Capital (Australia), December 2013, 210 pages, e-book – available on Amazon and Smashwords, US$15.98 on Amazon.

New Zealand Law for Marketers, 2nd Edition

By Richard J Varey (Editor), Andrea Bather, Susan Corbett, Fabrice Desmarais, Jagdeep Kaur Singh-Ladhar, Bram van Melle

The authors have backgrounds in commercial law, marketing and advertising. The book begins with an overview of legal issues encountered in marketing. It then looks at the sequence of the marketing process, from marketing intelligence through product concept, launch and marketplace activity. The use and place of social media is thoroughly examined. The target market is students, marketers and business owners.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2014, 978-1-927227-50-3, 674 pages, paperback and e-book, $127 (GST included, p&h excluded).

Tyree’s Banking Law in New Zealand, 3rd Edition

By Alan Tyree, Kellee Clark, Andru Isac, Simon Jensen, Charles Rickett, Bernard Robertson, Duncan Webb

This looks at the legislative foundation for the banking industry, the role and duties of bankers and the law relating to banking instruments, lending and securities. The analysis includes new legislation covering electronic transactions, money laundering and terrorism. The law is stated as at 30 June 2013.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2014, 978-1-927227-50-3, 520 pages, paperback and e-book, $180 (GST included, p&h excluded).

Information on books in The Bookshelf: The information in these pages is intended to assist New Zealand lawyers by providing advice on new sources of legal information which may help them in their work. It does not constitute an endorsement by the New Zealand Law Society. Books are listed upon receipt of a review copy from the publisher. All of the major legal publishers have been informed several times of this opportunity, and other publishers are invited to send a review copy to: Geoff Adlam, New Zealand Law Society, PO Box 5041, Wellington 6145. Books which are written by lawyers on non-legal subjects are not included. For information relating to content or to purchase the book, please contact the publisher directly.

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