LawTalk provides information on all legal books of interest to New Zealand lawyers after it has received a review copy from the publisher.
LinkedIn for Lawyers: connect, engage and grow your business, 2nd edition
By Kirsten Hodgson
Legal marketer Kirsten Hodgson has updated her guide for New Zealand lawyers on how to use and enhance the business development opportunities offered by LinkedIn.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, September 2015, 978-1-927248-63-8, 312 pages, paperback and e-book, $55.00 (GST included, p&h excluded).
Nevill’s Will Drafting Handbook, 7th edition
By Sarah Parsons and Nicky Richardson
The sixth edition was published in 2011. A CD-Rom is included with this collection of sample clauses and sample wills. The law is stated as at 30 April 2015.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, September 2015, 978-1-927313-32-9, 164 pages, paperback and e-book, $160.00 (GST included, p&h excluded).
The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: A Commentary, 2nd edition
By Andrew Butler and Petra Butler
Published on the 25th anniversary of the NZBORA, this updates the 2005 first edition. The commentary examines the structure and history of the Bill of Rights, looks at its operational provisions, examines the individual rights and freedoms which are guaranteed, and looks at remedies for Bill of Rights violations.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, September 2015, 978-1-927183-60-1, 1,889 pages, paperback and e-book, $210.00 (GST included, p&h excluded).
Trade Marks in Practice, 3rd edition
By Paul Sumpter
The second edition was published in 2011 and the author notes that there has been a “swarm” of IPONZ tribunal hearings since, along with some important court decisions and legislative amendments. The book is organised as section-by-section commentary to the Trade Marks Act 2002 and regulations.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, September 2015, 978-1-927313-36-7, 370 pages, paperback, $160.00 (GST included, p&h excluded).
Western Legal Traditions: A Comparison of Civil Law and Common Law
By Martin Vranken
Accepting that public perceptions and attitudes to the law can vary in space and time, Melbourne Law School Associate Professor Vranken explores legal solutions to selected problem scenarios in their broader historical, economic, political and societal context. His discussion covers issues such as who bears the cost of an accident (with reference to our ACC system), the duty to rescue, and labour law.
Federation Press, August 2015, 978-1-760020-29-3, 169 pages, paperback, A$89.95.