Commercial Law Series: The Sale of Goods Legislation — Principles, Problems and Pitfalls (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1.25 CPD Hrs
Your desk or portable device


Most lawyers will be familiar with the Sale of Goods Act 1908. But that Act doesn’t even exist anymore!

Apart from its name, what has changed – and what has stayed the same – in respect of the law about a contract which is entered into thousands of times a day in New Zealand?

Presented by the author of Sale of Goods in New Zealand, this On Demand webinar covers key content (but without mention of carbolic smoke balls!) to assist lawyers whose clients buy or sell goods.

Learning outcomes

  • Become better apprised about when the sale of goods legislation (now contained in the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017) applies.
  • Gain a better understanding of the default rules for the passing of property, and title problems with third parties.
  • Become more familiar with the seller’s duties including as to title and fitness for purpose.
  • Receive guidance on the buyer’s remedies, particularly about the interface with the Contractual Remedies Act 1979 and when a buyer can terminate the contract.
  • Enhance your understanding of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.
  • Gain clarity on when contracting out is permitted, including the effect of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

Who should view?

General practitioners and commercial lawyers at junior to intermediate level or those more senior seeking an update/refresher on this area.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Nicholas Wood
Senior Associate
Chapman Tripp

Nicholas Wood is a senior associate in the litigation and dispute resolution team in Chapman Tripp’s Wellington office.

He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 2001 and has worked in commercial litigation and dispute resolution ever since.

He has advised clients on a wide range of issues including complex contractual and commercial disputes, tort law, intellectual property and administrative law.

He is the author of Sale of Goods in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2018), a co-author of McGechan on Procedure (Thomson Reuters, Wellington) and the author of the third edition of Butterworths Questions and Answers: Public Law (3rd ed, LexisNexis, Wellington, 2014).