Events

Events
  • Tuesday 14 August 2018Torts Masterclass

    The last few years have seen a number of developments in the area of tort law where the courts in New Zealand and internationally have considered such issues as the scope of the duty of care, what amounts to actionable damage, the expanding ‘birth torts’, and the law of vicarious liability.This seminar brings together a selection of these recent cases to critically examine the approaches taken by the courts. This seminar, presented by Professor Stephen Todd, will focus on those cases that are likely to have a significant impact on those practising in New Zealand. Stephen Todd is a professor at the University of Canterbury College of Law. His research specialises in the law of torts, and he has a particular interest in the ambit of the law of negligence. An associated interest is New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme and its relationship with the common law. Another research interest is the field of contract. Professor Todd is the general editor of the text Tort Law in New Zealand (2017 Thomson Reuters) now in its 7th Edition. He is also a regular contributor and review author to the New Zealand Law Review.

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  • Thursday 16 August 2018Brown Bag Series - Client Management

    Communicating confidently with your clients is something of an art form. This experienced presenter will give you tips for writing persuasive letters, managing challenging clients and dealing with common ethical issues. Both transactional solicitors and litigators will benefit from this seminar. Presented by Jenny Cooper QC

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  • Monday 20 August 2018AGM

    The Legal Research Foundation Annual General Meeting will be held at Old Government House. The 2017 Writing Awards will be announced at the meeting. The keynote speaker is the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Stephen Kós.

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  • Monday 20 August 2018AGM and Dinner

    Register here for the AGM and dinner at DeBretts Kitchen.

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  • Thursday 19 July 2018Brown Bag Series - Preparation and Presentation of Submissions

    Preparing and presenting legal submissions is part of the art of persuasion. Submissions which are not focused on the central issues and do not follow the logical sequence of the argument are ineffective. This informal lunchtime presentation by a trio of Judges will provide an insight into what the bench views as effective submission-making and how this may operate to improve your advocacy to the likelihood of your case’s success. Presented by Justices Toogood, Brewer and Moore of the High Court in Auckland

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  • Thursday 26 July 2018Brown Bag Series - Tactical Writing

    Tactical writing is an essential skill for lawyers. Cease & desist letters; applying pressure to the other party in a transaction or case; letters to be used in court; advice letters to a demanding client. This session will provide practical examples and techniques for you to use in daily practice. Presented by Andrew Brown QC

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