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    • Negligence, Economic Loss and the Ambit of the Duty of Care 

      Todd, S. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1980)
      Difficulty in determining the true basis in law for allowing recovery of "pure" economic loss which is not consequential upon any physical damage suffered by a plaintiff has preoccupied the courts in a number of ...
    • Stolen Property in the Conflict of Laws 

      Rowe, D. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1980)
      To those schooled in the common law tradition it is a basic principle of the law of personal property, expressed in the maxim Nemo Dat Quod Non Habet, that a purchaser of goods acquires no better title to them than ...
    • Reform of Privity 

      Finn, J.N. (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 ...
    • Is Technology a Bargaining Issue? 

      Joseph, P.A.; Hughes, J. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1981)
      This article examines how our industrial system is responding to worker demands for bi-lateral control over the introduction of technology into the workplace. In New Zealand Federated Clerical and Office Staff Employees I.A.W. ...
    • The Honourable D.F. Quigley's Resignation - Strictly Political, Not Constitutional 

      Joseph, P.A. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1982)
      June 1982 will be remembered for the Quigley affair. Precipitated by Mr D. F. Quigley's address to the Young Nationals on June 7,[1] the Prime Minister responded with the ultimatum that the Minister either publicly apologise ...
    • Contractual Legislation and Company Law 

      Finn, J.N. (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 ...
    • Lamb v London Borough of Camden: A Case of Shifting Foundations 

      Todd, S. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1982)
      What is the proper test of causation when a defendant's breach of duty does not by itself cause damage to a plaintiff but provides the opportunity for a deliberate and harmful intervention by a third-party'?
    • Judicial Review of Universities - The Visitor and the visited 

      Caldwell, J.L. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1982)
      The University visitor is a truly remarkable figure in English law. Described by one writer a "redolent of monarchical paternalism in an isolated unworldly community of scholars" this once remote figure has become prominent ...
    • Out on Bail - the Report of the Criminal Law Reform Committee on Bail 

      Finn, J.N. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1983)
      In December 1982 the Criminal Law Reform Committee presented to the Minister of Justice a comprehensive report on bail and made many recommendations for changes in the current law and practice in this area. The primary ...
    • The Statutory Limitation of Single-Industry Unionism in New Zealand: A timely Reminder to the Craft Union 

      Joseph, Philip A. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1983)
    • 'Legitimate Expectation' and the Rules of Natural Justice 

      Caldwell, J.L. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1983)
      In recent years the nature and boundaries of "the duty to act fairly" has been the predominant subject of judicial and academic concern in any discussion on the application of the rules of natural justice. Now that the ...
    • Aspects of the Law Relating to Jury Trials 

      Finn, J.N. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1984)
      The law relating to jury trials is diverse in its sources and by no means consistent in its content. This article examines aspects of the law relating to jury trials and the extent to which the verdict of a jury in a ...
    • Small Businesses - Is there a need for a new legal structure? 

      Sheehan, M.C. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1985)
      Much has been written in recent years about the importance of the small business to the economic well-being of a country and problems associated with existing legal structures. It has frequently been suggested that a new ...
    • Indoor Management and the Companies Amendment Act 1985 

      Hawes, C. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1985)
      The Companies Amendment Act 1985 (hereinafter referred to as "the Act") constitutes a modification and codification of certain aspects of the law relating to contracts made between companies, acting of course through ...
    • Remedies of the Buyer for Damage to Goods Carried by Sea 

      Todd, S. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1986)
      The object of this article is to consider (i) the circumstances in which the buyer of goods being carried by sea can sue the carrier in contract in respect of loss of or damage to the goods and (ii) whether, perhaps lacking ...
    • The Restoration of Compulsory Unionism 

      Hughes, J. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1986)
      There has been a long-standing assumption that union membership will be required of most private sector workers in New Zealand. This assumption was sharply reversed in 1983, when the National Government of the day introduced ...
    • Romalpa Clauses and Section 2 of the Chattels Transfer Act 

      Scragg, R. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1987)
      Since the decision of the Court of Appeal in the Romalpa case in the mid 1970's there has been an ever growing use of reservation of property (Romalpa) clauses in commercial contracts for the sale of goods. The concept ...
    • The Imperial Laws Application Act 1988 

      Finn, J.N. (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 ...
    • Foundations of the Constitution 

      Joseph, P.A. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1989)
    • Disputes on Child Access: Judicial Decisions in New Zealand 

      Caldwell, J.L. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1990)
      the body of case-law provides some minimal, visible protection against the outcome of an access dispute being dependent upon the length of a psychologist's or judge's foot. Whilst the circumstances of a particular child ...