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  1. New link- Matter of Trust

    A new link has been posted under "legal forums and blogs". For anyone with an interest in trust law, this is a great resource "Matter of Trust"
  2. Submissions for "Christies law"

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    Akshay Chand allegedly murdered 18 year-old Christie Marceau , who died in her mother's arms, in her Auckland home last November. He willl stand trial in October. At the time Chand was on bail on charges of kidnapping and assaulting her two months earlier.

    He had been released by Judge David McNaughton to a property within 1km of the Marceau home, despite opposition from police. David McNaughton is also the same Judge who refused bail for Kim DotCom which put him behind bars, principally
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  3. Warwick Gendall orders Liquidators to take over Sweeney brewer

    Paddy Sweeney's plans for expansion into the North Island were punctured in the Christchurch High Court this week.
    Justice Warwick Gendall disallowed a plea to again adjourn the liquidation petition against West Coat Brewery.
    West Coat Brewery is a subsidiary of Westcoast Brewing, also owner of West Coast Bar & Grill in Christchurch, which is unaffected.
    The liquidators continue to trade the brewery, which supplies the Christchurch outlet and other customers.
  4. THE LAW- according to Associate Judge David Ian Gendall

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    Associate Judge David Gendall has a well earned reputation for ignoring the law by taking a "blinkered" view of statute, precedent and procedure.

    This press release comments on his summary judgement to the Crown Civil suit of the three Waihopai Christian activists. In a 15 page decision Judge Gendall concluded that the defences raised by the three peacemakers fails to make the threshold for an arguable case and has awarded damages against
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  5. Lord Denning on interpreting statutes

    In Escoigne Properties Ltd v Inland Revenue Commissioners [1958] AC 549 Lord Denning said at pp 566:
    "Thus one of the best ways, I find, of understanding a statute is to take some specific which, by common consent, are intended to be covered by it. I can say at once: "Yes, that is the sort ofthing Parliament intended to "cover". The reason is not far to seek. When the draftsman is drawing the Act, he has in mind particular instances which he wishes to cover. He frames aformula ...
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