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New topics added to A-Z of New Zealand Law (new Westlaw (New Zealand))

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Eleven new topics have been added to A to Z of New Zealand Law. Congratulations to all our expert authors associated with these new topics – nearly 100 experts across the 11 new topics!

Each new topic has been added to the Practice Area subscription packages. Existing subscribers to each Practice Area automatically receive access to the new topics listed.

NB: the International Law Practice Area has been recently created and is now available to be added to customer subscriptions. Please contact your Account Manager for more information.

Court Practice & Procedure Practice Area

Civil Procedure – Tribunals

The new Civil Procedure – Tribunals topic provides the only legal analysis of the jurisdictions, practices, procedure and current issues of the key tribunals in New Zealand.

Commercial & Contract Practice Area


The new Communications topic sets out the laws, regulations and regulatory decisions that govern activities in the telecommunications sector. 

Criminal Practice Area

Criminal Justice – Sentencing

The new Criminal Justice – Sentencing topic covers all aspects of sentencing law and procedure, along with practical and procedural guidance to assist practitioners.

Criminal Law – Extradition

The new Criminal Law – Extradition topic provides a descriptive and analytical statement of the laws and court practices of extradition in New Zealand.

Criminal Law – Investigation

The new Criminal Law – Investigation topic offers a comprehensive and detailed account of relevant laws covering criminal investigations in New Zealand, written specifically to meet the needs of practitioners, the courts, and government agencies.


The new Police topic is the first stand-alone work on Police law in New Zealand. It covers the law governing the Police, powers of search, arrest and questioning, investigative powers, the conduct and prosecution of offences, and remedies for acting in excess of powers.

Health Law Practice Area

Health Law – Public Health

The new Health Law – Public Health topic sets out the law through which Aotearoa New Zealand responded to COVID-19, outlining the legal frameworks that were in place before the pandemic arrived, the way the legal powers set out in these frameworks were used from January 2020 onwards, and how new law was developed.

Mental Health – Capacity

The new Mental Health – Capacity topic provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal position of people who lack capacity in many different contexts, including health care, residential placement, property management, and participation in legal proceedings.

International Law Practice Area

International Law

The new International Law topic explores how international law works with and within Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal system and examines Aotearoa New Zealand’s interaction with, contribution to, and attitude towards international law.

Māori Law Practice Area

Māori  Corporate Governance

The new Māori – Corporate Governance topic is a comprehensive analysis of the manifestations, complexities and challenges arising out of the development of Māori governance structures in a post-Treaty of Waitangi settlement period, as well as highlighting key principles and best practices of Māori corporate governance.

Human Rights & Immigration Practice Area


The new Religion topic covers key areas of religion in a legal context. The work references nearly 50 past and present statutes and legislative instruments that have developed the legal standing point for religion and law in New Zealand.

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