This project addresses the issue of whether in the interests of effective processes of tax assessment there should be a modification (beyond that already contained in the Tax Administration Act 1994 section 20) of the rules protecting from...
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This project is a response to the July 2000 decision of Doogue J in Natural Gas Corporation Holdings Ltd v Infratil 1998 Ltd  3 NZLR 727.
This project examines and reviews the proposal to phase out cross-leases. The cost implications of the mandatory conversion of cross-leases is discussed along with our assessment of the likely scenario should there be no reform, as buildings at...
The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is uncomfortably old and has been little amended since its enactment. Yet the range of community organisations that use this legal form is extensive in New Zealand. The focus of this review was on modernising...
In August 2000, we were asked, as part of the insolvency law review, to provide further advisory reports to the Ministry of Economic Development. The topics which we were asked to consider were:
(a) the role of the State in insolvency law...
This is the final report to be issued by the Law Commission on the International Trade Project which was started in October 1997. The Commission has, as part of that project, published the following reports and study papers: Electronic Commerce...
The purpose of this project is to provide advice on whether existing classes of preferred creditors should continue to enjoy advantages over unsecured creditors when bankruptcy or liquidation intervened. The request for advice was made in the...
Over the past two years the Law Commission has been examining various aspects of the law affected by electronic commerce. Our work seeks to ascertain whether any changes to the law are needed to fit the electronic environment in which much...
This project deals with five separate insurance law problem areas. These are: the rule of disclosure of relevant facts; insurers of provisions requiring notification of claims within certain time limits; the unfair use of provisions excluding...
In consultation with officials of the Ministry of Justice and others, the Commission considers, in this project, whether New Zealand should accept the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and give effect to...