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Burrows, Finn and Todd on the Law of Contract in New Zealand, 6th edition

By Jeremy Finn, Stephen Todd and Matthew Barber

First published in 1997 to replace the New Zealand edition of the English Cheshire and Fifoot, the longstanding author team of Burrows, Finn and Todd has now become Finn, Todd and Barber – but retaining its University of Canterbury focus. The fifth edition of this definitive New Zealand work appeared just two years ago and the authors say the early appearance of this latest edition has been driven by the omnibus Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017. This has required much rewriting and updating, although “whether it has succeeded in making the law more accessible is at least debatable.” As usual, all aspects of contract law in New Zealand are covered in a text which is for both practitioners and students.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, 978-0-947514-20-4, January 2018, 1100 pages, paperback and e-book, $170 (GST included, postage not included).

Environmental and Resource Management Law, 6th edition

Edited by Derek Nolan QC

This has been extracted from the online publication Environmental and Resource Management Law Online and retains the paragraph numbering used in that text. As defined by the title, the text gives comprehensive coverage to New Zealand law relating to the environment and resource management. Its focus is legal and other practitioners. The 20 chapters have been authored by 19 authors including the editor. The fifth edition was published in 2015. The law is stated as at September 2017.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, 978-0-947514-47-1, December 2017, 1490 pages, paperback, $200 (GST included, postage not included).

Family Law in New Zealand, 18th edition

By Mark Henaghan, Bill Atkin, Judge Dale Clarkson, John Caldwell, Kirsty Swadling, Ruth Ballantyne and Shonagh Burnhill

The 18th edition of this well-established text for students and practitioners consolidates selected commentary from the Family Law Service as at 1 July 2017. The vastly experienced author team brings together members of the judiciary, academics and practitioners. It provides coverage of all aspects of New Zealand family law, focusing on major legislative provisions and the key case law. The authors say their objective is to set out the law as it is, “rather than discuss the social policies underlying the law, propose reforms, or criticise specific rules, decisions, and practices”.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, 978-0-947514-38-9, December 2017, 1527 pages, paperback, $150 (GST included, postage not included).

Guide to Competition Law, 2nd edition

By Tony Dellow and Anna Parker

This has been extracted from the competition law chapters of the online Commercial Law in New Zealand and retains the paragraph numbering of that text. The law is stated as at August 2017 and includes the changes made by the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2017, although the authors note that key changes remain untested and the Commerce Commission’s final Competitor Collaboration Guidelines had not been released at the time of writing.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, 978-1-927313-93-0, March 2018, 301 pages, paperback, $150 (GST included, postage not included).

Intellectual Property and the Regulation of the Internet

Edited by Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais

The eight essays in this collection originate from papers presented at a workshop, Intellectual Property and Regulation of the Internet: The Nexus with Human and Economic Development. The essays explore the ways in which, in the context of IP law and policy, human and economic development goals and related regulatory processes can be enhanced or inhibited by the internet. The authors are academics from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England, Germany and the United States.

Victoria University Press, 978-1-776560-99-8, December 2017, 219 pages, paperback, $40 (GST included, postage not included).

Planning Practice in New Zealand

Edited Caroline Miller and Lee Beattie

This is described as a practical guide to planning practice and the application of planning law in New Zealand. The 19 chapters are written by 21 planning academics and practitioners. The editors are former practitioners turned academics. Caroline Miller is an Associate Professor at Massey University and Lee Beattie Deputy Head of the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. They have aimed to provide a book which addresses how planning is practised in New Zealand on a day-to-day basis. Their objective is a resource from a planner’s perspective which can be used anywhere.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, 978-0-947514-06-8, November 2017, 327 pages, paperback and e-book, $120 (GST included, postage not included).

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