Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Experts to speak at UC’s legal issues, earthquake conference

Experts to elucidate at UC’s legal issues and earthquakes conference
 
August 19, 2012
 
Legal experts from practice and academia will explain important legal issues relating to earthquakes at a conference on the University of Canterbury campus on August 29.
 
Kathryn Dalziel a partner at Taylor Shaw will talk about her experiences helping Christchurch people who have lost jobs because of the earthquakes. Dalziel lectures part time at UC on employment law and is on a number of New Zealand Law Society committees.
 
One of the conference organisers UC associate professor Cynthia Hawes said professor Elizabeth Toomey would present on residential tenancy.
 
Toomey is an expert in residency tenancy law. Her work helps people whose homes and apartments have been vulnerable because of the earthquakes. People have often not been able to live in their houses or might want to leave their houses which are damaged and her work assist them. She is an adjudicator in the Residential Tenancies Tribunal,’’ Hawke said today.
 
Another speaker, Jared Ormsby, the leader of Wynn Williams’ civil litigation practice group, has advised on a number of high profile earthquake cases. He has looked at the meaning of untenantability in leases and has acted as counsel in leading cases relating to earthquakes and leases.
 
Matt Maling a partner at Lane Neave will talk about resolving construction disputes which will be important considering the unprecedented rebuild about to be undertaken in quake-hit Christchurch.
 
Professor Jeremy Finn and Toomey will brief the conference how the legal profession has responded to the earthquakes. They have researched the issue and will present some of their findings.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Roddy Doyle's Grim and Gritty Rosie

Although it was completed over two years ago, Roddy Doyle's first original screenplay in over eighteen years has only just arrived in New Zealand. It's been well worth the wait. More>>

Simon Nathan: No Ordinary In-Laws

The title of this short memoir by Keith Ovenden is misleading – it would be better called “Bill, Shirley and me” as it is an account of Ovenden’s memories of his parents-in-law, Bill Sutch and Shirley Smith. His presence is pervasive through the book. All three participants are (or were) eloquent, strongly-opinionated intellectuals who have made significant contributions to different aspects of New Zealand life. Their interactions were often complex and difficult... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland