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Codification of the Criminal Law: The Australasian parliamentary experience
(University of Canterbury. School of Law., 2003)
Legislative drafting in nineteenth century Australia and the first permanent Parliamentary Draftsmen
(University of Canterbury. School of Law., 1994)
This paper sets out to explore a largely unstudied aspect of Australian legal history. Many studies have been published about different areas of law and periods of reform or change in the law. Yet little has been written ...
Reform of Privity
(University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1981)
The doctrine of privity as laid down by the courts in the 19th century has long been the target of law reformers. As long ago as 1937 the United Kingdom Law Revision Committee suggested statutory modification of the privity ...
Particularism versus Uniformity: factors shaping the development of Australasian Intellectual Property law in the 19th century
(University of Canterbury. School of Law., 1996)
The creation of a coherent body of intellectual property law in 19th century Australasia is the result of a series of statutes by the local legislature. These statutes are a patchwork of provisions copied from England ...
The Imperial Laws Application Act 1988
(University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1989)
One of the occasionally difficult or perplexing elements of New Zealand's colonial legal heritage is the discovery of a point of law which is governed by, or may be affected by, an English or United Kingdom statute of ...
Sir Kenneth Gresson: a study in judicial decision making
(University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1997)
Despite a recent upwelling of interest in New Zealand's legal history,  writing in the field remains scanty. Much of what has been written over the years is invaluable in that it creates an accessible public record ...
Civil litigation in the Resident Magistrates’ Courts of the Canterbury settlement 1853-1862
(University of Canterbury. School of Law., 2001)
Supreme Court in Canterbury in this period 1852-1861. I hope to carry that research on for later years, but it became clear one could not make much sense of Supreme Court litigation without considering the more numerous, ...
Contractual Legislation and Company Law
(University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1982)
In recent years the common law of contract has been greatly altered by the provisions of the Illegal Contracts Act 1970, the Contractual Mistakes Act 1977 and the Contractual Remedies Act 1979. Each of these statutes was ...
The legal environment of Salmond’s time
(University of Canterbury. School of Law., 2006)
What was the legal environment in New Zealand in 1906? What might John Salmond have found he needed to learn to appreciate the changes in New Zealand legal culture since he had departed for Adelaide in 1897? We can approach ...
The schoolgirl and the horse-whipped parson: an account of an early New Zealand cause celebre
(University of Canterbury. School of Law., 2002)
This paper examines the curious litigation surrounding the Reverend Arthur Baker; litigation which included the criminal prosecution of Baker for allegedly indecently assaulting Mary Schroder, a schoolgirl; the appellate ...