The Law Commission published this Study Paper alongside our Issues Paper, Dividing Relationship Property – Time for Change? Te mātatoha rawa tokorau – Kua eke te wā?...
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 Study Paper, Maximum Penalties for Criminal Offences (SP21) examines how maximum penalties might be conceptualised and dealt with. The Commission does not make any recommendations on this Study Paper.
This Paper, Reforms to the Sentencing and Parole Structure: Consultation Draft (PP0) – essentially an unpublished Preliminary Paper – was distributed to stakeholders in April 2006, to solicit their views on our proposed sentencing and...
The Commission's Study Paper, The Infringements System: A Framework for Reform (SP16) contains the Commission's recommendations regarding the breadth and scope of infringement offences and their penalty structures. The paper is the...
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Reforming Criminal Pre-Trial Processes (PP55).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, New Issues in Legal Parenthood – A discussion paper (PP54).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Life Insurance - A Discussion Paper (PP53) sets out New Zealand’s current system of life insurance regulation, as well as regulation in Australia, UK and other jurisdictions, and international...
The Commission's Study Paper, Electronic Technology and Police Investigations (SP12).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Family Court Dispute Resolution (PP47).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Some Problems in the Law of Trusts (PP48).