What Was That Thing You Said? The New Zealand Supreme Court's Vexing Vector Gas Decision
Palmer, Jessica; Geddis, Andrew
This article examines what the authors consider “the worst decision handed down by New Zealand’s top court in the last quarter-century.” The authors defend their position by arguing that the Vector Gas decision represents a failure of the sort of judicial craft expected of judges sitting on a nation’s highest court, with specific regard to the Supreme Court's duty to act in a way that is helpful to the society over which it acts as a legal guardian.
Publisher: The University of Queensland School of Law
Keywords: Contract law; Energy law; Courts and adjudication; New Zealand
Research Type: Journal Article