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Public Law deals with the relationship between the state and its citizens, in their private, public, and commercial lives. It includes such government (central and local) activities as the regulation of commercial and social behaviour, the allocation of resources, and the protection of fundamental rights.

The role of the courts is to supervise the exercise of power to ensure the government in all its forms acts within the law and that its processes are fair and reasonable.

This seminar will consider some of the recent cases and key themes emerging and reflect on the practical implications flowing from this to be mindful of when you are advising your private and public clients.

In particular, the presenters will consider:
  • Grounds for review – latest cases, including implications for
    - Risk analysis
    - Decision writing
    - Scope of review
  • Remedies: declarations of inconsistency and other recent developments.

Learning objective

By attending this seminar you will:

  • Become up to date on judicial activity around the grounds for review and remedies available, and the practical implications.

Who should attend

Administrative/public, civil litigation and in-house counsel.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm (tea and coffee available on arrival)

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $115 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $165 - Non-members

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Note: Venue differs from that earlier advertised.
Seminar is held at the InterContinental Hotel
21 August
Live Web Stream 21 August


Victoria Casey QC 83px Victoria Casey QC
Thorndon Chambers, Wellington

Victoria has a broad civil litigation practice with a particular focus on public law and the interface between public and commercial law. She joined the independent bar in 2012 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016.

Mary Scholtens QC 83px Mary Scholtens QC
Stout Street Chambers, Wellington

After working in government and at Crown Law, Mary joined the independent bar in 1996, continuing a broad public and commercial law practice. She took silk in 2002 and practises from Stout Street Chambers, Wellington.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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Wellington 6140
New Zealand