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  • Applying Israel's Anti-Boycott Law to New Zealand 

    Hook, Maria
    Last year, the New Zealand singer Lorde cancelled a concert in Tel Aviv following an open letter by two New Zealand-based activists urging her to take a stand on Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine. The Magistrates ...
  • The Choice of Law Agreement as a Reason for Exercising Jurisdiction 

    Hook, Maria
    This article examines the effect of choice of law agreements on the courts’ exercise of jurisdiction. In particular, it considers whether English courts ought to exercise jurisdiction to uphold choice of law agreements ...
  • The Choice of Law Contract 

    Hook, Maria
    This book offers a contractual framework for the regulation of party autonomy in choice of law. The party autonomy rule is the cornerstone of any modern system of choice of law; embodying as it does the freedom enjoyed by ...
  • The Concept of Modal Choice of Law Rules 

    Hook, Maria
    This article conceptualises a widely used rule of the conflict of laws: the modal choice of law rule. Modal choice of law rules provide choice of law-specific ex ante regulation for choice of law elements. For example, a ...
  • The Employment Relations Act and Its Effect on Contracts Governed by Foreign Law 

    Hook, Maria; Wass, Jack
    This article considers the New Zealand Court of Appeal’s judgment in New Zealand Basing Ltd v Brown, which held that the Employment Relations Act 2000 does not apply to a claim for unfair dismissal by New Zealand-based ...
  • New Zealand's Accident Compensation Scheme and Man-Made Disease 

    Hook, Maria
    This paper proposes that cover provided for "personal injury" within the current Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Act 2001 should be extended to include man-made disease. The concept of man-made disease ...
  • Private International Law and Human Rights 

    Hook, Maria
    In this chapter, the author evaluates the extent to which New Zealand private international law may be inconsistent with New Zealand’s international human rights obligations. The chapter focuses on two main areas of potential ...
  • Reasonable Foreseeability of Harm as an Element of Nuisance 

    Hook, Maria
    A landowner's utility pipe bursts and floods the plaintiff's land. It was reasonably foreseeable that the water would cause flood damage to the plaintiff's land in case of an escape. But it was not reasonably foreseeable ...
  • Reform of Choice of Law Rules for Tort 

    Hook, Maria; Wass, Jack
    This article examines the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill, referred to the New Zealand Justice and Electoral Select Committee at the end of 2016. The authors explore the potential effects of the Bill, ...
  • The Statutist Trap and Subject-Matter Jurisdiction 

    Hook, Maria
    Common law courts frequently rely on statutory interpretation to determine the cross-border effect of legislation. When faced with a statutory claim that has foreign elements, courts seek to determine the territorial scope ...