Company Law in New Zealand, 2nd edition
By Peter Watts QC, Neil Campbell QC and Christopher Hare
The first edition was published in 2011 and the authors’ objective is to provide a narrative account of New Zealand company law. Noting that there is an “enduring commonality” to company law in common law jurisdictions, they look at the general principles of company law through Commonwealth case law and Commonwealth and North American legal literature. The book is aimed at both students and practitioners. The law is stated as at 1 July 2015.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2016, 978-1-927313-16-9, 947 pages, paperback and e-book, $185 (GST included, p&h excluded).
Criminal Procedure in New Zealand, 2nd edition
By Jeremy Finn and Don Mathias
The authors’ intention is to provide practical guidance for prosecutors and defenders on the law relating to all stages of the criminal process. The book is organised sequentially with each chapter covering a different aspect, from initiation of prosecutions through to appeals, and also covers youth justice, restorative justice and victims in the criminal justice process. The first edition was published in 2013.
Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, November 2015, 978-0-864729-81-1, 313 pages, paperback and e-book, $105 (GST and p&h not included).
Health Law in New Zealand
General Editors Ron Paterson and Peter Skegg
This has been developed from Medical Law in New Zealand. The core chapters of that work have been rewritten and updated, with new chapters added on public health, access to health care, mental health and intellectual disability, human tissue and coroners. The team of authors covers all aspects of personal and public health issues and their impact on patients, health and legal practitioners and the broader community. The book is aimed at legal and health practitioners and students.
Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, December 2015, 978-0-864729-43-9, 1,227 pages, paperback and e-book, $205 (GST and p&h not included).
Law of Contract in New Zealand, 5th edition
By John Burrows, Jeremy Finn and Stephen Todd
The latest edition of this long-established successor to the New Zealand edition of Cheshire & Fifoot’s Law of Contract (first published in 1961) comes four years after the fourth edition. A 90-page Table of Cases is an indicator of the comprehensive treatment the book gives to the principles and developments in New Zealand contract law. The book is aimed at both students and practitioners.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, January 2016, 978-1-927248-97-3, 934 pages, paperback and e-book, $170 (GST included, p&h excluded).
Legal Research in New Zealand
Editor Mary-Rose Russell
Seven authors look at all the aspects of legal research, with a focus on the elements and sources of New Zealand law. The book is aimed at undergraduate law students, and is not intended to be an instruction manual on how to use specific databases or resources.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, December 2015, 978-1-927248-03-4, 300 pages, paperback and e-book, $115 (GST included, p&h excluded).
Misuse of Drugs
By Don Mathias
This provides a hardcopy version of the long-established digital reference work on the law relating to drug misuse and trafficking. The 19 chapters provide detailed coverage of all aspects of the subject, including the range of offences, court processes, evidence, search and seizure and surveillance, forensic issues, and the law relating to forfeiture of proceeds of offending.
Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, December 2015, 978-0-947486-06-8, 686 pages, paperback and e-book, $140 (GST and p&h not included).
Unit Titles Law and Practice, 2nd edition
By Thomas Gibbons
The first edition was published in 2011 when the Unit Titles Act 2010 came into force and the latest edition incorporates legislative amendments and the many cases in the years since. The author, Hamilton lawyer Thomas Gibbons, says his intention is to provide a one-stop shop for practitioners. As well as an overview of conceptual issues he outlines and comments on the practical issues and disputes which can arise. The book also summarises 90 cases on unit titles matters and provides the text of the 2010 Act and associated regulations.
LexisNexis NZ Ltd, December 2015, 978-1-927313-34-3, 337 pages, paperback and e-book, $160 (GST included, p&h excluded).