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Balancing Work and Life: A Practical Guide for Lawyers

By Julia Batchelor-Smith

Commercial litigator Julia Batchelor-Smith explores issues which impact on the work/life balance of New Zealand lawyers and provides practical and constructive managing and coping techniques for practitioners at any stage in their career. The book includes over 90 personal insights from lawyers and judges. LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2015, 978-1-927248-02-7, 392 pages, paperback and e-book, $50 (GST included, p&h excluded).

Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance in New Zealand

General Editors Robert Merkin and Chris Nicoll

This is based on the English publication Colinveaux’s Law of Insurance. The editors and three other contributing authors aim to present a systematic analysis of insurance law using the English text as a starting point. They focus on New Zealand law where it exists and otherwise set out the principles developed by English courts and refined by Australian courts. The law is stated as at 1 August 2014. Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, December 2014, 978-0-864728-64-7, 1,458 pages, paperback and e-book, $340 (GST and p&h excluded).

Consumer Law in New Zealand, 2nd Edition

Editor Kate Tokeley

The first edition was published in 2000 and there have since been significant changes in the law relating to consumers. Kate Tokeley and seven other academic authors examine the policies and philosophies underlying the laws and provide analysis of the issues and current state of the law. LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2015, 978-1-927227-97-8, 543 pages, paperback and e-book, $150 (GST included, p&h excluded).

E-Commerce and the Law

By Susan Corbett and Alexandra Sims

The authors aim to assist e-traders and their legal advisors to understand how to conduct online business in compliance with New Zealand law. They also look at the relevance of international law to New Zealand-based businesses involved in e-dealing with other countries. Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, November 2014, 978-0-864728-74-6, 314 pages, paperback, $85 (GST and p&h excluded).

Elder Law in New Zealand

General Editors Kate Diesfeld and Ian McIntosh

This brings together contributions from a wide range of authors, the common theme being the fundamentals of law for older people in New Zealand. The contributors have varied backgrounds and the book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the legal and social issues. Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, December 2014, 978-0-864728-91-3, 633 pages, paperback, $150 (GST and p&h excluded).

Environmental and Resource Management Law, 5th Edition

Editor Derek Nolan

A large team of specialist authors examine the current state of New Zealand environmental law. A wide range of substantive topics are addressed. The book is aimed primarily at legal and other practitioners working in environmental and resource management law. The fourth edition was published in 2011 and this edition covers developments up to late 2014. LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2015, 978-1-927248-99-7, 1,449 pages, paperback, $200 (GST included, p&h excluded).

Financial Markets Conduct Regulation: A Practitioner’s Guide

By Victoria Stace, Trish Keeper, Thomas Gibbons, Chris Holland and Nathanael Starrenburg

The Financial Markets Act 2013 was the largest change to New Zealand’s financial markets law in 20 years. The authors aim to provide a practical guide to the legislative scheme for regulating New Zealand’s securities and financial markets. LexisNexis NZ Ltd, December 2014, 978-1-927248-00-3, 644 pages, paperback and e-book, $184 (GST included, p&h excluded).

Law of Charity

By Juliet Chevalier-Watts

Beginning with the history of New Zealand charity law and the nature of charitable trusts, charitable purpose and public benefit, this work draws upon New Zealand, Commonwealth and United States case law to outline the fundamental principles and complexities of charity law. Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, December 2014, 978-0-864728-97-5, 368 pages, paperback and e-book, $96 (GST and p&h excluded).

Public Law Toolbox – Solving Problems with Government, 2nd Edition

By Mai Chen

The author describes this as an outsider’s guide to the insider’s view of government. It is targeted at business people and their advisors and industry and non-governmental organisations, and aims to provide a “toolbox” of public law mechanisms which sit alongside traditional commercial law remedies and which can be used to help resolve government, regulatory or policy and law reform issues. LexisNexis NZ Ltd, December 2014, 978-1-927248-70-6, 1,166 pages, paperback and e-book, $195 (GST included, p&h excluded).

Raising the Bar: Women in law and business

By Natalya King

Natalya King says she became tired of reading the same statistics and having the same conversations about the lack of female progress in New Zealand’s corporate and professional services. Her book aims to provide information and also to guide businesses on how to pursue and profit from gender diversity within their organisations. Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, December 2014, 978-0-864728-93-7, 256 pages, paperback, $42 (GST and p&h excluded).

Reading the Riot Act: A 200-year History of Justices of the Peace in New Zealand

By Philip Harkness

Thomas Kendall was appointed New Zealand’s first Justice of the Peace in 1814 (although the legality of this has been questioned). New Zealand now has around 7,000 active JPs. In a well-illustrated book, Dr Harkness traces the history of Justices of the Peace. Media Features Ltd, January 2015, 978-0-473295-96-7, 160 pages, hardback, $29.95 (GST included and p&h excluded).


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