Judge David J Harvey has won the JF Northey Memorial Book Award for the best legal book published in 2014 by a New Zealand-based author(s). His book, The Law Emprynted and Englysshed, was published by English publisher Hart Publishing.
Established in 1982, the award is presented by the Auckland-based Legal Research Foundation and commemorates Auckland Law School Dean the late Jack Northey.
Three books were shortlisted for the award, with Philip Joseph’s Constitutional and Administrative Law in New Zealand, 4th Edition (Thomson Reuters) and Chris Nicoll and Robert Merkin’s Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters) the other two on the shortlist.
The Legal Research Foundation also presents three other annual prizes for legal writing.
The Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award for the best article, essay or discrete book chapter published by a New Zealand-based author in 2014 was won by Nina Khouri for “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Case for Apology Legislation in New Zealand”, published in New Zealand Law Review 2014, page 603.
The Unpublished Postgraduate Paper Award was won by Edward Willis (Auckland University) for “From Constitutional Structure to Constitutional Outcomes: A Comparative Analysis of Constitutional Reasoning”.
The Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award was won by James Watson (Otago University) for “The Performance Interest in New Zealand’s Law of Contract”.