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Justice for Victims of Injury: The Influence of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Scheme on the Civil and Criminal Law
New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme replaced compensatory damages for personal injury with a no-fault redistributive scheme. The central thesis of this article is that the scheme, and its influence on the civil and ...
Sex As An 'Accident'
This case note critically examines the reasoning of a majority of the Supreme Court who found that consensual sex would not qualify as an “accident” for accident compensation purposes.
Westpac v Chahil: Sometimes Words Just Mean What They Say
This case note uses the decision of Westpac v Chahil to demonstate that the plain meaning of words can still prevail under the modern approach to contract interpretation.
Intrusion Upon Seclusion
This case note considers the possibility of exemplary damages in cases of the then-newly recognised tort of intrusion upon seclusion.