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Wine and law

Wine and law

A New Zealander is in line to lead the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) – an institution which is sometimes referred to as the “UN of wine”. Auckland lawyer Dr John Barker, who has been nominated to become the Director General of the Paris-based organisation, has decades of experience…

Digital signing for WebForms

The days of lawyers working predominantly in their own patch are mostly a thing of the past, with large amounts of work now being done online. One of the big challenges though is getting a legitimate signature which cannot be fraudulently replicated. Could the hand and pen become redundant?ADLS Inc has possibly…

Lawyer releases second Americana album

Matt Hay playing the guitarIn the beginning, playing the music known as Americana was what poor people did to cheer themselves up in the face of a life laden with struggle and poverty. Some even called Americana mountain music because of its bluegrass and folk routes but these days perhaps the…
Testing resolve in testing times

Testing resolve in testing times

The New Year is often a time for making and, shortly thereafter, breaking resolutions. Although resolutions may be easy to make and hard to keep, it requires more than glib good intentions to run a court as large and busy as the District Court. District Court judges are realists, and for…
Estate claims — Executors' obligations

Estate claims — Executors' obligations

An executor's primary obligation is to carry out the terms of the will. Executors owe duties to the beneficiaries of the will. However, executors also have obligations – in some situations – to potential claimants against an estate. A duty of even handedness will exist in some circumstances. The exact…

ACC denial focus highlights need for fundamental change

In 2005 Dunedin lawyer Warren Forster took on the ACC on behalf of his mother, who was declined compensation despite suffering a serious back injury. The experience was career-changing – he became a leading advocate for claimants turned down by ACC, and a key influencer of current reforms to the ACC…

Changing the way we argue: Part 4 – Connected mediation in action

The argument-as-war metaphor and the one-day mediation are problematic methods for resolving disputes – but what do we replace them with? One of the pillars of better communication is getting connected. When connection is considered an important part of resolving disputes, we can more easily identify the alternative approaches available to…

Just the fax, ma'am

It seems remarkable that we’re still talking about fax machines in 2017, but I have received a surprising number of questions from readers about making facsimile communication more reliable. This conversation is usually the same each time. It basically involves me recommending that the only way to make fax communication reliable…
Demolition by neglect? The saga of Hamilton's old court on the hill

Demolition by neglect? The saga of Hamilton's old court on the hill

What value does New Zealand’s legal profession place on its historic courthouses? Internationally, at least, developments in online courts and in the use of audio-visual and other technologies in courts have been challenging long-held ideas about the importance of physical justice spaces. Some of these technologies are already being trialled…
Compensating what?

Compensating what?

Employment law is emotional. Whether we work with employees, unions or employers, we cannot escape the demanding nature of dealing with feelings about an employment relationship problem – the phrase “personal grievance” seems especially apt. So too does the wording of the section used to compensate for feelings of “humiliation,…
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