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Novel Climate Change Litigation Tested in NZ Courts

A recent case before the High Court Smith v Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited and Ors ¹  is testing the boundaries of tort law, and whether large domestic emitters who are legally compliant with domestic climate change regulations can nonetheless be found liable under tort law for climate change damage associated with their activities. 

Who is this for?

This case is relevant for any significant emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, whether they emit directly, or produce (directly or indirectly) significant...

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Phase One RMA reforms. Changes relating to climate change and the freshwater process

Phase One RMA reforms – some progressive changes relating to...

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Purchasing Property - Do I Need a Meth Test?

The contamination of houses by the manufacture or smoking of...

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Commercial leases during the Covid-19 lockdown

Commercial landlords and tenants nationwide are considering the issue...

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Update on Employment Law Changes in 2018

The new Labour-led Government recently announced a new Bill that...

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