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“You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.” (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, F Scott Fitzgerald). Changes to, or reverting back to, earlier approaches are par for the course in the area of Contract law. This seminar will cover ‘developments’ in the areas of interpretation, mistake, assignment, frustration, and remedies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insights into the current approach to contractual interpretation, including in respect of good faith and implied terms.
  • Learn about developments in the areas of contractual mistake, assignment and frustration.
  • Gain a deeper understanding about approaches to remedies, damages and penalties.
  • Become apprised of recent case law of note.

Who should view?

Commercial lawyers, general practitioners and litigators of all levels of experience. 


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Graham Kohler QC

Paul David QC

Paul David QC has over 30 years’ experience in litigation and advisory work. He started his legal career at the Bar in England where he worked for 7 years before joining Russell McVeagh, a leading New Zealand firm. He was a partner at that firm until 2002 when, with others, he founded the litigation specialist firm Wilson Harle. He has been at the independent bar since 2006 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014.

Paul has appeared as counsel in all New Zealand Courts and in overseas jurisdictions in a wide variety of disputes. He has a broad practice which now centres on contractual and commercial disputes. He has developed specialist practices in both maritime law and sports law and is recognised as a leader in those fields.


The Honourable Justice Edwards