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Case Brief: GF v Minister of Covid-19 Response  NZHC 2526
October 19, 2021
GF unsuccessfully applied for judicial review of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (“Order”). The High Court found the Order was within the authority of COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020, and was not irrational.
Case Brief: Kamal v RITANZ
October 15, 2021
Imran Kamal sought judicial review of the decision by the Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand Incorporated (RITANZ) to decline his application for membership because he did not meet the "good character" requirement.
In the Media: Stephen Franks on The Panel
October 14, 2021
Alongside host Wallace Chapman and panelist Michele A'Court, they discussed the issues of the day.
Case Brief: Middeldorp v Avondale Jockey Club Incorporated
October 12, 2021
Mr Middeldorp sought judicial review of the Club’s decisions to suspend him from the committee, to decline 14 membership applications, and for breaching the Club's rules in relation to elections to the committee.
Case Study: Leading Firearms Advocacy Changes
October 7, 2021
Franks Ogilvie assisted the Council of Licenced Firearm Owners (COLFO) to advocate on behalf of their members against significant firearms law changes.
In the Media: Brigitte Morten on Nine to Noon
October 5, 2021
Discussing the week in politics
Public Law Explainer: Who is in charge?
September 28, 2021
Dame Patsy Reddy's term as Governor-General finished on the 28 September but there is a three week gap until the new GG is sworn in.
Case brief - Moncrief-Spittle v Regional Facilities Auckland Ltd
September 22, 2021
UPDATED: The appeal will be heard at the Supreme Court in Wellington on 22 February 2022.
Case Brief: Gao v Zespri Group Ltd  NZCA 442
September 21, 2021
Mr Gao, Ms Xue and Smiling Face Ltd grew G3 kiwifruit in NZ under a licence from Zespri. The High Court found they breached Zespri’s statutory rights when they supplied the varieties to third parties in China. They appealed the decision to the High Court.
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