Four new books by Law Faculty staff

05 September 2012

Four books have been published by Faculty members since the last newsletter in April:

The Good Doctor: What Patients Want by Professor Ron Paterson
In his book (published by Auckland University Press with support from the Law Foundation), Professor Paterson draws on his decade of experience as Health and Disability Commissioner dealing with patient concerns. He identifies the key competencies of a good doctor, the ways in which medical care goes wrong and the roadblocks to ensuring that every licensed doctor is a good doctor. For a full story see:

Residential Tenancies: The Law and Practice (4th edition) by Associate Professor David Grinlinton Published by LexisNexis, Residential Tenancies: The Law and Practice is a practical handbook for landlords, tenants and lawyers who need a first reference to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. The text refers to court and Tenancy Tribunal cases and includes some significant Tribunal decisions.

Defending Mentally Disordered Persons by Senior Lecturer Kris Gledhill
Published by London Legal Action Group, Defending Mentally Disordered Persons is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to representing persons with mental disorder in the criminal justice system.

Local Authorities Law in New Zealand by Associate Professor Kenneth Palmer
Published by Thomson Reuters, Local Authorities Law in New Zealand is Associate Professor Palmer’s third treatise on the law relating to local government and local authorities. For a full story about the book see:



Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration by Honorary Professor David Williams QC and Senior Lecturer Amokura Kawharu
Published by LexisNexis, this is the first comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the law and practice of domestic and international arbitration in New Zealand. It is written primarily for practising lawyers, arbitrators and judges but will also provide an invaluable resource for students of arbitration.

Ellinger's Modern Banking Law by Senior Lecturer Chris Hare
Published by Oxford University Press, this book examines the different types of banks and banking organisations operating in the United Kingdom, also making use of American, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian examples. It provides analysis of the banker and customer relationship, explaining the different types of accounts available, the duties and the liabilities of banks, and the latest processes used in the clearance of checks, plastic money and electronic money transfers. Issues relating to overdrafts, bank loans, credit agreements, and securities for bankers' advances are covered.

Trade Marks in Practice, 2nd Edition by Senior Lecturer Paul Sumpter
Published by LexisNexis, Trade Marks in Practice provides a brief, accessible guide to the Trade Marks Act 2002 for practitioners, who have an in-depth knowledge of trade marks or who are encountering this legal area for the first time. The author refers to the IPONZ Practice Guidelines, and compares the legislation and case law of the UK and Australia with the new Trade Marks Act 2002.