Recent Cases

 
  1. Successful claim for Beneficial interests in land.   Appealed to Supreme Court, and still under consideration. Almond v Read [2017] NZSC 80
  2. Recognising a new “proportionality test: for bringing a claim in Defamation – freedom of expression in modern internet world discussed.  Opai v Culpan [2017] NZHC 1036; [2017] NZHC 668
  3. International jurisdiction issues in relation to succession and estate administration, between China and New Zealand.  Ye v Deng [2017] NZHC 277
  4. Recovering money in a Lease Dispute and on Appeal, determining procedure on Termination of a Lease.  RJ Auto Ltd v Galloway Properties Ltd [2017] NZHC 1723
  5. Triggering Crown Law review of Community Corrections disclosure requirements.  Police v Craighie [2016] – NZDC 12745, 17 June 2016
  6. Examination of the scope of the rules of evidence in relation to hearsay and sentencing.  Matia v Ministry of Social Development [2015] NZHC 16; [2015] NZCA 386
  7. Leading case cited in relation to Wills, probate and, administration of estates.  Successful prevention of asset dissipation.  Nawiselski v Nawiselski [2014] NZPLR 973
  8. $10m defamation case relating to Hanover Finance – settled.  Hotchin v Sheppard [2013] NZHC 960; [2012] NZHC 2572
  9. NZLS seminar and textbook citations excluded

 

And many, many more reported and unreported cases are available on request.

 
 
 
 

News & Resources

Henry Herman appointed as partner effective 1 January 2020

Henry Herman appointed as partner effective 1 January 2020

Henry Herman appointed as a partner effective 1 January 2020. Henry has a long-standing involvement in the pacific community and is chair of the Cook Islands Development Agency NZ (CIDANZ)... Learn More

Renee Dean natural successor to Peter Clayton

Renee Dean natural successor to Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton departed Rice Craig in 2019 and Renee Dean is his energetic and proficient natural successor. Renee is assisted by Linda Wilson and together they make a dynamic team... Learn More

Oranga Tamariki, amendments to the Act

Oranga Tamariki, amendments to the Act

Amendments to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 came into effect on 1 July 2019, imposing a duty on the Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki under Section 7AA... Learn More

Wiltshire Stone Lawyers join Rice Craig

Wiltshire Stone Lawyers join Rice Craig

Lance Wiltshire and his team join Rice Craig from September 2018. Previously operating as Wiltshire Stone Laywers with offices in Manukau and Pakuranga.... Learn More

DNA Test Case

DNA Test Case

Is it lawful to take DNA from a corpse? E & B & E & Others, Family Court... Learn More

 
 

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