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Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Dispute Resolution Law, and what's new at WRMK
The Disputes Tribunal Process
April 06, 2016
The Disputes Tribunal is a unique form of dispute resolution which is designed to be both cost-efficient, speedy and above-all, easy to access for all people.
Some comments on the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 safe harbour
July 30, 2015
The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 was enacted on 2 July 2015. Sections 23 to 25 say that if certain steps are followed, online hosts are protected against almost all liability for content hosted on their platform. But there are a few issues that hosts should be aware of.
The Problem with Methamphetamine (The P Epidemic) and Property
July 02, 2015
It is a real life situation and one that is becoming commonplace in Northland with Landlords, Property Purchasers and Bach Owners
The Notary Public - The Third Arm of the Legal Profession
October 13, 2014
Since 1533 notaries in England, and more recently in New Zealand, have been appointed by the Master of the Faculties, a judicial officer of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Health and Safety Reforms
July 02, 2014
The changes have taken a significant step forward with the Health and Safety Reform Bill which was introduced to parliament on 10 March 2014 and is currently before the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee.
To Mediate or To Litigate – That is the Question
November 06, 2013
We’ve all been there. You are in the middle of a situation and you are finding yourself painted into a corner. What do you do next?
Can a school be sued if one of their students is bullied?
August 03, 2012
In most common law jurisdictions it is possible to seek compensation from either the bully or the school for the harm suffered as a result of school bullying.
How social media changes negotiation tactics
July 25, 2012
Let’s say you are negotiating the resolution of a legal dispute. Often you will start the process by simply explaining your position. “This is what I want, and this is why it’s a brilliant idea.”
The Case for Mediation
July 18, 2012
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Constructing the right contract
Large construction projects are popping up everywhere, from renovation and residential houses through to large scale commercial developments. Usually, disputes in construction aren’t about defects, but rather grey areas the parties haven’t considered such as unforeseen costs or work. Getting the right building contract in place up-front can avoid a lot of pain.
March 18, 2019
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