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New legal text released on Civil Remedies

Published: Thu 13 Nov 2003 08:59 AM
New legal text released on Civil Remedies
Newly appointed Supreme Court Judge Rt. Hon Justice Peter Blanchard and Brookers will officially launch a new legal text designed to enable lawyers to better advise their clients as to the appropriate remedy in civil law matters on Thursday 13th November at leading Wellington law firm Russell McVeagh.
A team of 14 authors guided by Justice Blanchard (Consulting Editor) worked on this 18 chapter long book, the latest text to be released by Brookers, New Zealand largest professional and legal information publisher.
The new book titled “Civil Remedies in New Zealand” is the first text in New Zealand to bring together information on remedies in each of the major areas of civil law. It is hoped that it will become a definitive reference point for legal practitioners, judges and researchers seeking to find an appropriate remedy for a civil law breach.
The Rt. Hon Justice Peter Blanchard says “this book seeks to act as a reminder of something very often overlooked by legal practitioners - that it is unwise to put all your effort into proving or disproving liability without thoroughly considering what remedy may be available (even) if the claimant prevails”.
Brookers spokesperson Nigel Royfee says “Brookers is delighted to be involved with the production of this new text which promises to play a central role in assisting New Zealand’s legal industry to better advise their clients on the best outcomes in civil law”.
Brookers will also be celebrating the re-release of McGechan on Procedure, one of New Zealand’s highest profile legal products at the same time as the launch of Civil Remedies.
About Civil Remedies in New Zealand
The book is usefully divided into 10 distinct subject areas, which are examined with an eye to future developments in the law. It commences with remedies of compensation, examining contract, tort, and equity law remedies in turn. It next covers permanent and interlocutory injunctions, Mareva injunctions, Anton Pillar orders, and other forms of ancillary relief as well as specific performance. The text then looks at restitutionary remedies and the relief which may be granted in the discretion of the court under certain statutes. The later chapters bring together the important personal remedies for exemplary and aggravated damages and discuss declaratory relief and remedies given by legislation addressing availability of official information, privacy, and human rights. The book also covers remedies of contribution between defendants as well as questions of costs and limitation of civil remedies.

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