Interpreting Land Transfer Documents: Developments and Problems (On Demand)

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Should extrinsic material, namely a contract or related documentation, be used to interpret registered documents? In other words, should one look beyond the document? What materials or situations may impact on the manner in which a document is interpreted? What are the implications, especially for contracts, registers and third parties, of a contextual approach to contractual interpretation?

This recorded webinar compares the different approaches and apply them to the conveyancing context.                                                

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the interpretative approaches in this area of the English Court of Appeal, High Court of Australia and New Zealand Court of Appeal.
  • Gain insight into how these approaches may apply to easements, leases, mortgages and land covenants.
  • Understand the practical issues to which these approaches give rise.

Who should view?

General practitioners, property lawyers, litigators, contract lawyers and academics.

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?Rod Thomas
?Barrister & Senior Lecturer in Law, AUT University

Rod has some 30 years’ experience concerning land title and development issues. He started his legal experience as a legal officer and assistant land registrar at the Land Titles Office, Auckland in the early 1980s. For some 12 years he was then a property lawyer with one of New Zealand’s biggest law firms, specialising in advising developer clients. For a further 12 years he was a barrister sole at the Auckland bar, litigating and advising on land issues, co-ownership issues, and general land law disputes.

Dr Matthew Barber 
Senior Lecturer, Law School, AUT University

Matt joined the Law School at AUT after completing his Ph.D at Canterbury, and is now a Senior Lecturer. His teaching and research interests include contract law, with a particular focus on contractual interpretation. He also lectures on the subject of Law and Economics, and has previously lectured Company and Commercial Law.