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Online CPD - Company & Commercial Package (1) - 4.5 CPD Hrs

NZ $434.00

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $354 - NZLS members and Associate members (usually $501)
  • $434 - Non-members (usually $631)

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Online CPD Modules

Modules will be available to access within 2 business days - you will be notified by email. 

Issues in Cancellation of Commercial Contracts & Leases - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: September 2016
  • Authors: Sarah Devoy, Natalie Miller

Do you understand how the Courts are interpreting the statutory rights to cancel for breach of commercial contracts and leases?

This module will consider specific issues relating to cancellation of commercial contracts and leases, including a discussion on recent case law in this area. It will aim to assist practitioners when advising clients on cancellation for breach of contract/lease and when drafting cancellation letters and notices.

Topics will include:
  • A look at the statutory right to cancel for breach of a contractual term under the Contractual Remedies Act 1979
  • Essentiality – what is the test? Are the Courts in agreement? Divided?
  • A look at the statutory right to cancel for breach of lease under the Property Law Act 2007
  • Cancellation letters and notices – are they necessary? What should/shouldn’t they include? What are the Courts saying?
  • A brief look at remedies and relief
  • Key messages.
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Contract - the law of penalties - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: June 2016
  • Author: Paul David QC

In 2015, one hundred years after the decision of the House of Lords in Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co Ltd v New Garage and Motor Co Ltd, the UK Supreme Court re-examined and reformulated the approach to the law of penalties.

  • This module builds on the summary of the cases given in the 2015 “Update on Contract” seminar. The webinar will consider the reformulation of the law by the UK Supreme Court, and its influence on New Zealand law and the practical consequences for lawyers working with contracts.

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Business Insolvency - key commercial issues & developments - 2 CPD hours

  • Publication date: March 2015
  • Authors: Sean Gollin, Richard Gordon

While some six years have passed since the on-set of the Global Financial Crisis, the rate of commercial failures in New Zealand remains high. Questions surrounding business insolvency present frequent challenges to practitioners across a wide range of commercial practice.

In addition, a sound understanding of insolvency and securities law is fundamental to structuring and achieving successful commercial transactions. Providing effective advice to your clients requires a real understanding of the key issues that frequently arise on business insolvencies.

This seminar will focus on insolvency from a commercial and business perspective. It will include consideration of the key developments in receivership and liquidation case law over the past few years, particularly those following the 2007 amendments to insolvency provisions in the Companies Act 1993.

Topics covered will include:
  • Compromises with creditors and schemes of arrangement.
  • Liquidators and receivers powers to obtain documents and other information.
  • Actions by liquidators for breach of directors duties (including as against shadow directors).
  • Voidable transactions.
  • Preferential creditors in receiverships and liquidations.
  • PPSA – common disputed issues concerning priority and enforcement.
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Online CPD - Civil Litigation Package (1) - 5 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

NZ $510.00

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Online CPD - Employment Package (2) - 3.5 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

NZ $300.00

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