The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: Maximising its Potential (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1 CPD Hr
At your desk or on your portable device


The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act is currently underutilised in the New Zealand civil law context. This On Demand webinar focusses on innovative but practical uses that might be made of the Act in civil law. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Gain insights into how the Act has been used in comparable foreign civil jurisdictions and how this case law can be applied here.
  • Understand better how sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Act are applied in practice and how best to utilise them.
  • Learn how to use the Act to best effect in both transactional and litigation contexts in a range of areas outside its established use in the criminal courts.
  • Understand the value of the Act for corporate and business clients.

Who should view?

Any lawyers practising in education, public law, immigration, civil litigation and other areas that can be characterised as involving rights. 


Kris Gledhill

Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
University of Auckland

Kris, the inaugural director of the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice, developed an appellate criminal and public law practice in England which included numerous appearances in precedent setting cases in the House of Lords and Court of Appeal. In 2007 he accepted a lectureship at Auckland University Law School, though he maintains his English practice on a part-time basis. In the UK, Kris taught extensively on judicial training courses for the Mental Health Review Tribunal and continuing professional development courses.