Thu 14 September | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Your desk or on your portable device

Synopsis

Negligent misstatement effectively subsumes all types of negligence in New Zealand, and in many cases the defendants are lawyers! Starting with a contextual background, this seminar will focus on recent developments and the road ahead, as well as looking at key concepts and case law, which may assist lawyers to protect themselves and their clients.

 

Learning Outcomes

In respect of negligent misstatement:

  • Refresh your knowledge and understanding of the background to the law.
  • Update your knowledge of recent New Zealand case law, including recurrent themes and key concepts.
  • Gain insights into the current position in New Zealand, and likely future developments.  

Who should attend?

The seminar content will be of relevance to all lawyers, as well as to other professionals who provide advice.

 

In person registration only

Please note this page is only for registration to attend via live stream.

To register to attend in person click here.

Presenters

Andrew Barker QC

Andrew practises in most areas of civil litigation. He is an experienced advocate in the primary courts of first instance and appeal, and has appeared as counsel in some of New Zealand's most significant pieces of commercial litigation over the last 20 years.

Andrew started practice in the litigation department of Russell McVeagh. After five years at that firm, he left to study for a Masters of Law at the University of Toronto. On his return to New Zealand in 1999, he moved to the University of Otago where he lectured Tort Law and Civil Procedure, before joining the independent bar in 2001.

Andrew still maintains his academic interest in the development of the law. As well as lecturing at various Universities over the years he also regularly presents at profession-wide seminars offered by the Auckland District Law Society and the New Zealand Law Society.

Marcus Roberts
Senior Lecturer
University of Auckland

After graduating from the University of Auckland Marcus practised at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. There, he worked first in the taxation team and then in the insolvency litigation team. In 2010, he undertook an LLM by thesis at the University of Auckland. Since 2012 he has been a full time member of the Faculty of Law teaching Company Law, Law of Torts and Law of Contract. He has published in top ranking journals the United Kingdom and New Zealand on various areas in the law of tort and contract including: vicarious liability for employee’s statements; frustration; damages for breach of contract; consideration; and misdescription clauses. 

https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/people/profile/m-roberts

Chair

The Honourable Justice Davison