In its report Death, Burial and Cremation: A new law for contemporary New Zealand (R134), the Law Commission concludes that the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 is outdated and should be repealed and replaced with new legislation. The...
The Law Commission publishes many different publications. Each type, such as reports, issues papers, and ministerial briefings, has its own series.
Each series has its own purpose. For example, issues papers identify law reform issues and call for submissions from the public. Reports are the final result of a project and contain recommendations for law reform. Use the search filters below to find particular publications.
Areas of law
The Commission's Report, Review of the Law of Trusts: A Trusts Act for New Zealand (R130) recommends the introduction of a Trusts Act to replace the Trustee Act 1956. The new Act would be a comprehensive statute that modernises the law...
In this Report, A New Land Transfer Act (R116), The Commission recommends replacing the Land Transfer Act 1952 and its two amendment Acts. It also contains a Land Transfer Bill, which modernises the Land Transfer Act and reflects the...
The Commission's Report, Forfeiture under the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (R91) is a review of Part XIV of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (forfeiture and seizure provisions) and attaches draft legislation for reform of this part of the...
The Commission's Report, Some Problems in the Law of Trusts (R79).
The Commission's Report, The Future of the Joint Family Homes Act (R77).
The Commission's Report, Shared Ownership of Land (R59).
The Commission's Report, Succession Law: A Succession (Wills) Act (R41).
The Commission's Report, Succession Law: A Succession (Adjustment) Act (R39).
The Commission's Report, Succession Law: Homicidal Heirs (R38)