Events

Events
  • Thursday 9 May 2019Family Law Masterclass (1)

    “Disputes over relationship property are at the epicentre of family law. How they are resolved reveals the values family law is based on and shows how conflicting interests are prioritised.” [M. Henaghan, New Zealand Law Review, Part III 2018] In this seminar Professor Henaghan examines the complex recent decision of the Supreme Court in Scott v Williams. This case discussed a number of important procedural matters. It also decided three significant issues of relationship property law, issues that commonly arise in property relationship cases. These include: the vesting of property in the hands of one partner, valuation of a business, and the calculation of compensation when there is a disparity of income between the parties. In addition, our presenter reviews the Law Commission Report that was released in November 2018 that considered the Relationship (Property) Act 1976. One of the key proposals was that the family home should no longer be split 50:50 between the parties. What would this mean in relationship property cases and what are the merits of these proposals? About the Speaker Mark is the joint author of Family Law in New Zealand, and Family Law Policy in New Zealand, both punished by Lexis Nexis, and Relationships Property on Death published by Thomson Brookers. Mark has taught family law for forty years and is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Auckland. Earn 1.5 CPD Points This seminar will now be available via live video link.

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  • Wednesday 15 May 2019Media Law Seminar

    Media Law has seen many recent developments. A line up of leading experts will update you on: • Restrictions on the nature of material that can be published on line; • Hate speech in light of the terrible Christchurch attack; • Reform of the law on contempt; • Recent developments in defamation; • Updates on Media law issues; • Take Down orders from the courts.

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